Software donation – Brinderson/KETIV

Jul 11, 2007
Autodesk Invest in Education Program Allows Brinderson to Donate Software Seats Worth $200,000 to Glendale Community College

Autodesk Customer Uses Software Purchase to Give Back to Community

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that Brinderson & Associates, a full-service engineering, construction and maintenance company, has donated $200,000 worth of Autodesk Inventor Professional software to Glendale Community College. The gift was made possible through the Autodesk Invest in Education program, which gives commercial companies that purchase Autodesk software the opportunity to donate seat licenses to an educational institution of their choice. The software grant will allow Glendale Community College to train its students on the latest version of Autodesk Inventor -- the foundation for digital prototyping -- enabling the development of a first-rate talent pool for local engineering companies to draw upon.

"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."

Brinderson's purchase of the Autodesk program suite -- including Inventor Professional and AutoCAD software -- allowed them to direct funds equaling twice the amount of their total purchase towards Glendale Community College, providing 30 licenses of Autodesk Inventor for training purposes.

"The Autodesk Invest in Education Program has been a terrific way for us to support and strengthen the local community," said Jesse Gaytan, a CAD manager at Brinderson & Associates who is also an instructor at Glendale Community College. "Providing the next generation of engineers with access to best-in-class technologies like Inventor Professional helps us ensure that we'll have the highly trained personnel we need to meet the future needs of our ever growing client base."

Brinderson learned of the Autodesk Invest in Education program from KETIV Technologies, a leading Autodesk reseller and the only manufacturing gold partner serving the Southwest United States.

"We have been based in Southern California for more than 20 years, and have made a real investment in developing the engineering community," said Erin Spinney, marketing manager at KETIV. "We were thrilled to use the Autodesk Invest in Education program to connect a leading local enterprise like Brinderson with a local educational institution like Glendale Community College -- it has been a big win for all parties."

Brinderson is an integrated professional service company offering engineering, construction and maintenance to a broad range of energy related industries including petroleum (upstream and downstream), power generation and distribution, manufacturing, alternative fuels and renewable energy. For more information, please visit http://www.brinderson.com/.

The Professional Development Center (PDC) at Glendale Community College is recognized statewide as a leading provider of customized training, helping California employers to remain competitive and become more profitable. The PDC reaches out to business and industry to empower California workers and companies through state-funded workforce training at company sites or at the PDC headquarters in Glendale, Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.professionaldevelopmentcenter.com/.

KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk partner with 25 years' experience delivering CAD software and services in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Focused on the manufacturing, civil engineering and process plant industries, KETIV's team of industry experts increase the profitability of engineering companies by helping them simplify the process of conceptualization, design and production.

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