Ivy Tech Community College and Autodesk, a worldwide leader for computer-aided design software, signed an official declaration of partnership in a formal ceremony on the Indianapolis campus on Thursday, March 1. Ivy Tech is one of five post-secondary institutions to make this declaration.
The partnership agreement is a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will expand a framework of cooperation between Ivy Tech and Autodesk. It will support students, educational programs and activities related to Autodesk’s software and services. Students will have opportunities to join Autodesk, including their Catalyst program, which will allow them to compete in worldwide competitions.
Autodesk software has been used in Ivy Tech’s Design Technology program for years, allowing students to use state-of-the-art technology to advance in the architectural and manufacturing industries.
“Ivy Tech is excited to officially team up with a global company that will help our students be on the cutting edge of technology,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech. “With the increased need of workforce in the construction and manufacturing sectors, this partnership shows Ivy Tech and Autodesk’s commitment to helping fill Indiana’s skills gap shortage.”
This MOU may create the potential for endowed faculty, teaching assistant and student worker sponsorships. Ivy Tech faculty will also have the opportunity to join Autodesk’s Faculty Fellow program.
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.