Autodesk and Marvin Windows and Doors Donate Leading 3D Mechanical Design
Software to Local Post-Secondary Students
LAS VEGAS, Autodesk University, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the Invest in Education Program,
an initiative that connects companies with their local schools through the
donation of software. Under this industry-leading program, when a company
purchases five new seats of Autodesk Manufacturing software, they are able to
grant a 25-seat classroom lab of Autodesk software to the post-secondary
school of their choice. This grant, worth up to $25,000, is part of Autodesk's
ongoing commitment to foster the next generation of engineers and designers.
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One of the first companies to participate in this program is
Minnesota-based Marvin Windows and Doors who have purchased 30 seats of
Autodesk Inventor over the past year. As a result of their investment in
Autodesk Inventor, the world's best-selling 3D mechanical design software,
they have donated six "Invest in Education" grants at a value of almost
$150,000. Two campuses of Minnesota State Community and Technical College
(MSCTC) will be the fortunate recipients of these grants, receiving Inventor
software for their students' use. Giving students the opportunity to learn the
tools that are being used by today's top professionals is a huge step towards
preparing them for the competitive workforce.
"We are pleased to participate in Autodesk's 'Invest in Education' Program
and contribute to student learning in such an effective way," says Rick
Corneliusen, CAD license administrator, Marvin Windows and Doors. "Being able
to sponsor colleges whose students may one day be employees is very beneficial
and strengthens this important relationship with MSCTC."
Bradley Godwin, product director, custom training at MSCTC credits the
Invest in Education program and the grant in Marvin Window's name for allowing
them to continue offering extensive engineering training to young students as
well as to professionals. "Without the grants of Autodesk Inventor software,
we would not be able to provide this sought-after training to so many people,"
Many companies and schools across the United States and Canada are
participating in the Invest in Education program, giving tomorrow's design
leaders a priceless learning opportunity. If you are a company that would like
to participate in this program, please contact your local authorized Autodesk
About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors is a premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood
and clad wood windows and doors. The company's Made for you(R) philosophy
enables Marvin to offer the industry's most extensive selection of shapes,
styles, sizes and options. The privately held, family-owned company is
headquartered in Warroad, Minn., a small Northern Minnesota town just six
miles from the Canadian border.
About Minnesota State Community and Technical College
MSCTC students and customers have a wide array of programs and services
from which to choose. Their online programming and cooperative agreements with
other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional
opportunities with their more traditional learning opportunities. MSCTC is
committed to abundant learning, creativity and responsiveness, and diversity
and global readiness.
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing,
infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services
fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their
data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas
into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project
efficiency and maximize profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
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