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Zimbabwe : AUTODESK joins hands with ZIVA to make students industry ready [TendersInfo (India)]
[August 29, 2014]

Zimbabwe : AUTODESK joins hands with ZIVA to make students industry ready [TendersInfo (India)]

(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software major, Autodesk, has inked have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) to help students become prepared for the industry and fully leverage opportunities in a new global environment.

The agreement between Autodesk and ZIVA will allow the latter's students to freely access professional 3D design software and learning content that is in line with industry practices and demands.

These are the same design solution that more than 12 million Autodesk professional users use across the world to bring their ideas to life, including the Autodesk Education Master Suite and Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite.

The partnership will also provide educators with strong learning materials to enable them to generate immersive learning opportunities for students built around real world scenarios and challenges.

Saki Mafundikwa, founder and director of ZIVA, stated : "Our students have incredible raw talent, and they just need access to the best digital tools available in the market and knowledge of industry workflows. This will not only enable them to hone their technical and problem solving skills, but will be a source of competitive advantage to help them achieve their personal and career success," said . "Working together, Autodesk and ZIVA will introduce students to new frontiers in digital design. This is also the first step towards encouraging the development of home-grown talent, and building a vibrant local animation industry with its own cultural identity that is renowned the world over." George Abraham, director of Education, Autodesk, added : "The media and entertainment industry in Southern Africa is growing and we want to inspire the next generation of local design talent to realize the full potential of their limitless creativiti and gain the skills and exposure to seize opportunities and build rewarding careers. Over the past 19 years, all the winners of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in Film used Autodesk solutions, and we would love to see some of the talented youth from ZIVA put Zimbabwe on the global media and entertainment map." (c) 2014 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (

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