Software company Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has signed a four-year agreement with Turkey’s Ministry of National Education to advance the country’s vocational and technical education system.
This nationwide agreement will enable more than 5,000 schools and 1.6 million students to access Autodesk software, says the company.
The agreement was signed in Ankara by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Omer Acikgoz, General Director of Vocational and Technical Education and George Abraham, Head of Emerging Markets Education at Autodesk.
The agreement aims to nurture the next-generation of engineers, designers, architects and digital artists in Turkey, by teaching them advanced technologies.
Students will have access to software products such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya.
Autodesk will also provide software training to teachers, and help organize design competitions for students. The announcement was made Monday, June 17.