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Glendale Community College Gets $200,000 Engineering Gift

Glendale Community College in California has received a gift of $200,000 worth of Autodesk Inventor Professional software from engineering firm Brinderson & Associates. The gift came through the Autodesk Invest in Education program.

The Autodesk education program allows companies to direct funds equaling twice the amount of their total commercial purchase toward educational institutions. In this case, it amounted to 30 licenses of Autodesk Inventor, which will be used for training purposes through Glendale's Professional Development Center. (Autodesk Inventor is used for digital prototyping.)

"We are pleased to be Brinderson & Associates' chosen partner and recipient of software through the Autodesk Invest in Education program," said Kim Holland, executive director of the Professional Development Center at Glendale Community College. "We have many engineering and aerospace firms in the area who rely on us to provide practical, customized training in technical and professional skills. By teaching students the latest versions of Inventor software, we are helping those employers to maintain a competitive edge in their industries."

Glendale Community College serves about 15,000 day and evening students and 10,000 adult education, job training, and professional development students. The Professional Development Center provides state-funded workforce training and has served some 24,000 workers from 3,600 California companies over the last 20 years.

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David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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