Looking for Work: Does Autodesk Certification make a difference?

Credit: Connect
Credit: Connect

Does acquiring Autodesk Certification make a difference to Building Information Modelling sector works looking for work?

At the recent Open Doors 2014 event held in conjunction with Autodesk, Connect – who are an Autodesk EMEA education and training distributor – allowed for AEC professional to be come Autodesk certified, yet has this qualification made a difference to their individual reputations?

A survey carried out by Connect showed that 77% of people polled believe that they now have a better chance at securing work thanks to taking part and getting certified. Another poll showed that 67% of respondents had been asked about their certification when applying for work, another clear example that certification is important.

A further question asked resulted in a very interesting answer. 35% answering that aforementioned question mentioned that when their company were compiling a bid to work on a project, they had already been asked about the individual qualifications and skills of their employees.

A final statistic proved that Autodesk are most definitely the market leaders in relation to BIM software. 82% of people who attended Open Doors 2014 and answered the survey said that their company were already utilising Autodesk software as part of their business.

Click here to learn more about the Open Doors 2014 event.

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