The work of two authorized Learning Partners, Computer & Software Training Center (Compusoft) and Advanced Design Colleges (ADC), were recently recognised in the latest Autodesk Learning Partner (ALP) Excellence Awards. 

Awarded on a quarterly basis, the Excellence Awards recognise learning partners in the EMEAR region for high performance, innovation and learner satisfaction.   

The ALP Excellence Award for Fusion 360 Delivery Excellence for the quarter was presented to Computer & Software Training Center (Compusoft) in Saudi Arabia.  The award was in recognition for its work to support the expansion of the F1 in Schools initiative: 

  • Four-day training program for F1 in Schools coordinators which leveraged Autodesk-created material, combining an introduction to design in Fusion 360 with Autodesk Flow Design 
  • Attended by 22 future F1 in Schools coordinators, preparing the way to launch the competition in Saudi Arabia in 2023. These coordinators will now set up local chapters across the Kingdom and organize their own local training sessions  
  • The training program is aligned to Autodesk’s long-term partnership F1 in Schools which promotes engineering skills to secondary students through the design of model racing cars 

ALP Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance was presented to Advanced Design Colleges (ADC) in Zimbabwe for its work to boost digital design skills in the education system:  

  • An end-to-end engagement program, which leverages Autodesk’s free software, provides free training, and recognises teacher and student achievements: 
  • Installation of Autodesk software and provision of technical equipment  
  • Training lecturers through workshops and community meetings 
  • Delivering a tailor-made training program for lecturers to use in the classroom that has been designed using the national technical curriculum  
  • CAD quiz and project competitions including awarding top students with prizes
  • More than 750 lecturers and students across Zimbabwe have been reached in the year
  • Program developed as a result of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and Advanced Design Colleges (ADC) 

    At this quarter’s presentations, Tomas Karlsson, Sr Manager Channel Services at KnowledgePoint said: “Yet again, we’ve seen some exemplary work across the learning partner network.  Our award committee had a tough time deciding upon this quarter’s winners. 

    “The F1 in Schools initiative has existed for a number of years, using the backdrop of the exciting and exhilarating world of F1 to engage with secondary students.  It has long been viewed as a great way to engage future engineers, using a competition format to introduce them to design principles.  The work by Computer & Software Training Center (Compusoft) in Saudi Arabia is key to building capability and capacity as the competition looks to expand into new regions and territories.  

    “As a team we were also very impressed with the reach of the work conducted by Advanced Design Colleges (ADC) in Zimbabwe.  Committed to boosting digital skills which are key to the country’s economic growth, ADC’s work over the last year has reached in excess of 700 people in institutions across the country.    

    “At KnowledgePoint we know all about the critical role digital skills play in economic growth and future prosperity.  Each quarter it gives us great pleasure to recognise our partners for their work to address skills gaps and equip existing and future generations with such valuable skills.” 

    The awards are managed by KnowledgePoint as part of the company’s responsibilities as the Autodesk Learning Partner Distributor for the EMEAR territory.  The awards celebrate work happening across the Autodesk network, helping learners and businesses to gain the skills they need for success particularly in the manufacturing and AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sectors.   

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