Firm says over 500,000 students and educators have visited the education portal’s website since it launched on May 3
Bentley Systems has announced the global expansion of its Bentley Education programme. The move is said to align with its commitment to expand access of its applications to the education sector.
The firm said the programme offers seamless access to learning licenses of over 60 popular Bentley applications, at no cost, to all eligible students and educators, from middle schools through higher education levels via the Bentley Education portal.
According to a statement from the firm, following the May 3, 2021 launch of Bentley Education in the pilot countries of Australia, the UK, Singapore, Lithuania, and Ireland, the programme saw tremendous response, with more than 500,000 students and educators across many countries visiting the Bentley Education portal.
With the announcement of its global expansion, Bentley Education is now accessible to all students and educators at middle schools, high schools, community colleges, polytechnics, institutes, and universities across the world to employ Bentley applications in their classrooms, labs, and at home, the statement noted.
“With the global focus on infrastructure advancement for resilience and adaptation, there will be unprecedented demand for talented individuals who have the skills and ability to come on board prepared to work on the next level of projects and digital workflows. By providing students, educators, and universities around the world with appropriate software and resources to become ready for this opportunity, we are complementing the education system to attract and develop the talent required,” said Vinayak Trivedi, vice president of Bentley Education.
With a blend of learning content created for students, the Bentley Education portal provides access to comprehensive training resources and project-based learning content that is maintained in collaboration with major universities and industry partners, the statement explained.
It also noted that by registering on the Bentley Education portal to access learning license entitlements, students and educators also gain access to bonus resources such as insights from industry professionals, firsthand perspectives of current students, and updates on the latest and current industry trends.
Katriona Lord-Levins, chief success officer at Bentley Systems added, “Students today prefer the opportunity to learn at their own pace and explore what inspires them. The Bentley Education program provides just that – a community of students, educators, and practicing infrastructure professionals to help students to discover what’s possible and to kick-start potential rewarding careers in advancing infrastructure through going digital.”