Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Australia (AMCA) has joined its Membership Training Provider Program. The program is a collaboration between Autodesk and the national leadership of major trade unions, supporting membership organisations who train, test and certify their members. AMCA is the first organisation outside of North America to join the program.
What is the program’s selection criteria?
Autodesk recognises the need for training that nurtures future members and helps them become skilled industry professionals. A membership organisation is a union, a union-affiliated training organisation, a trade association, or a similar entity. Autodesk has approved these organisations to participate in the program and to provide training to registered members.
To participate in the program, a membership firm must meet criteria established by Autodesk. Firms must apply for authorisation from Autodesk. When a membership organisation is authorised, it is eligible for a range of program benefits to support students and future members. This program is available only in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United States.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the program?
Scott Williams, Chief Executive Officer, AMCA Australia said, “Education and upskilling is a core service offered by AMCA Australia. This exciting news demonstrates our commitment to offering a first-class service for our members and the broader industry. Our expanding partnership with Autodesk offers individuals the very best in software to learn and upskill.”
Sid Haksar, Head of Construction Strategy and Partnerships at Autodesk, said, “This is exciting news for the Aussie mechanical industry, and we are happy to partner with AMCA.”
“AMCA members design, install and maintain the most complex part of the commercial construction process and have a proven record of delivering some iconic commercial buildings in Australia. Joining forces to support the industry in their training, learning and development efforts of their most important asset – their people – is critically important.”
“Autodesk will add value through discussions with AMCA on their members’ learning and education objectives, together determining how tech can support mechanical contractors’ objectives. This includes a “train the trainer” program and supporting design and construction management outcomes which will be transformational for the industry,” Haksar said.