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Students gain more professional qualifications

Three of our students have become Autodesk Certified Users in AutoCAD, with one student confirmed as the youngest in the UK to achieve this qualification.

Three of our students have become Autodesk Certified Users in AutoCAD, with one student confirmed as the youngest in the UK to achieve this qualification.

Rebekah, Paul and Luke and their engineering teacher Guy have been using the CAD (computer aided design) technology available at the UTC and online training resources provided by Prodigy Learning to prepare for their exam.

Rebekah, who at 14 is the youngest person in the UK to gain this qualification said: “This qualification shows potential employers that we have the skills they need. I want to build a career in engineering, so this is good additional to my CV or UCAS application.”

Autodesk is 2D and 3D design software that is used across the engineering and entertainment industries. Becoming an Autodesk Certified User is the first stage of the Autodesk professional qualification programme.

Associate industry partner Prodigy Learning, who provide all training materials and manage the exam process were able to confirm that Rebekah is the youngest person in the UK to achieve this qualification.

Andrew Griggs, Senior Account Manager at Prodigy Learning said: “UTC Reading offer professional qualifications as they are an important part of what sets a UTC graduate apart from the crowd. By partnering academic and professional qualifications, they are equipping students for employment in the modern IT and engineering workplace.The achievement of the first cohort of students is unprecedented and sets a high standard for future intakes.”

Rebekah, Paul, Luke and Guy are now all working towards becoming certified users in Autodesk Inventor.

If you want to find out more about joining UTC Reading, our next taster event is taking place at industry partner Peter Brett Associates, on Tuesday June 17 from 5.30-7.30pm. More details can be found on the event page.

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