Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, as a commitment to expand access to its professional applications to education, has announced the global expansion of the Bentley Education programme – offering seamless access to learning licenses of over 60 popular applications, at no cost, to all eligible students and educators, from middle schools through higher education levels, via the Bentley Education portal.
Following on the initial May 3, 2021 announcement of the launch of Bentley Education in the pilot countries of Australia, the UK, Singapore, Lithuania, and Ireland, the programme is gaining a resounding response, with more than 500,000 students and educators across many countries visiting the company’s portal.
Now, with global expansion, the programme is 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.
“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 portal provides access to comprehensive training resources and project-based learning content that is maintained in collaboration with major universities and industry partners. 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 – all at their own pace, in a fun learning environment.