Bentley Systems Announces New Bentley Education Program, Putting Students on the Path to Infrastructure Careers
Students and Educators Entitled to Learning Licenses at No Cost!
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Students can enter the Future Infrastructure Star Challenge 2021 contest for a chance to win global recognition and cash prizes. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Bentley Education portal provides a single source for an on-demand, frictionless, and fun experience for students as they build and enhance their digital design skills. Students and educators have access to comprehensive resources, including:
- insights from leading AEC professionals, sharing what the industry has to offer students and what skills are in high demand;
- the latest news and emerging trends in architecture, engineering, and construction; and
- firsthand perspective of current engineering students, mentors, and women in infrastructure engineering.
The program offers full access to learning licenses of over 40 of Bentley’s most popular applications used by infrastructure professionals around the globe, including ContextCapture, MicroStation, OpenRoads Designer, STAAD.Pro, and SYNCHRO. The portal can be accessed via https://education.bentley.com.
The Bentley Education program is open to students and educators at community colleges, technical institutes, polytechnics, universities, secondary schools, and homeschooled students. The program is designed to create world-class talent that can rise to the challenge of improving quality of life and positively changing the world using Bentley infrastructure engineering software, applications, and proven learnings. The Bentley Education program will also help students develop digital skills, which are critical for a qualified talent pipeline to support infrastructure growth and resilience worldwide.
The Bentley Education program uses a role-based learning approach, allowing future infrastructure professionals to focus on specific capabilities needed for specific professions. Students can go beyond mere product proficiency and develop a comprehensive understanding of skillsets required to excel in various roles in infrastructure engineering.
“With many nations and institutions committing to infrastructure and digital education initiatives as top priorities for a post-pandemic world, we are excited to launch this much-requested and responsive program now,” said
The Bentley Education portal also serves as a gateway for individual students or teams of two to submit their innovative concepts for Bentley’s Future Infrastructure Star Challenge 2021. The global competition is open to students from community colleges, polytechnics institutes, and universities. Students advancing in the Challenge, based on their ideas that improve quality of life, will work on modeling, simulation, and visualization to develop a design model. The winner of the Future Infrastructure Star Challenge will be announced during the Going Digital Awards at the Year in Infrastructure 2021 Conference.
The inaugural Future Infrastructure Star Challenge is divided into Stage 1 (Conceptualization), and Stage 2 (Design and Visualization). In Stage 1 (Conceptualization), students are invited to submit their ideas for “a next big infrastructure project” in any of the following categories: road and rail, building and facilities, water and wastewater, cities and mapping, and power generation. While conceptualizing their idea, students should focus on an environmental challenge that affects or is affected by infrastructure development, consider applying the Internet of Things, and emphasize the project’s contribution to the world’s health and welfare.
The top 20 judged projects from Stage 1 (Conceptualization) will each win
For more information on the Bentley Education program, including how to register students and educational organizations, visit https://education.bentley.com.
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Caption: Students can enter the Future Infrastructure Star Challenge 2021 contest for a chance to win global recognition and cash prizes.
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Caption: The Bentley Education program helps students develop digital skills, which are critical for a qualified talent pipeline to support infrastructure growth and resilience worldwide.
Image 3: Students in a group 2
Caption: The Bentley Education program helps develop world-class talent that can rise to the challenge of improving quality of life, and positively changing the world, using Bentley applications.
Image 4: Bentley Education logo