Digital technologies are transforming manufacturing. Across Africa, one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world, they offer the potential to drive economic prosperity. Digital technologies will change how things are made forever.
Join Autodesk and our learning partner KnowledgePoint in collaboration with African Union and WorldSkills at a FREE two-day virtual event, where you will learn from inspirational speakers about the latest digital trends in design and manufacturing. You’ll explore ways to develop future generations for the factories of the future. You’ll get hands-on experience of Fusion 360 with tips you can integrate into your curriculum.
What to expect
We’re excited to bring together industry experts, Autodesk leaders and manufacturing and design educators from across the African continent in this informative two-day conference.
Free to attend, you’ll have the opportunity to hear design and manufacturing education best practice, and hone your skills for professional development. You’ll consider your role in developing future engineering talent.
Highlights include learning from:
- Experts about the role of technology in manufacturing
- Stakeholders regarding trends affecting the manufacturing sector in Africa
- Autodesk about what the future holds for Fusion 360
- Stakeholders about skills gaps and certification needs for the workforce of future
- Fellow educators about creative ways to use Fusion 360 in the classroom
- Autodesk customers about how Fusion 360 is changing the ways we work
- Partners demonstrating hands-on Fusion 360 workflows
There is no cost to attend. Join virtually and dive into the world of Fusion 360 to partner and find ways to better prepare the future workforce.
Agenda (*Times are South Africa Standard Time)
Hands-on demonstration of Autodesk Fusion 360
Day 1: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing (CPD Point: 1)
Learn how to iterate on design ideas with sculpting tools to explore form and modelling tools to create finishing features.
Day 2: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing (CPD Point: 1)
Learn more about additive and 3D printing workflows in Fusion 360.
Meet our speakers
Autodesk Education Experiences
With the world changing at lightning speed, stay on top of the classroom curve with insights from the academic and industry leaders who are shaping education’s future. Investing in students and educators stems from Autodesk’s understanding of the importance of academia to the global future. Learning how to solve pressing design and engineering challenges is made easier by exposing learners to a wide range of design technologies, programs, and communities.
Free software and learning resources are available for schools, educators, and students.
About Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360 makes designing and manufacturing so collaborative and enjoyable that people who use it can’t stop talking about it to EVERYONE. Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software platform for product design and manufacturing.
Design and engineer products how you want to ensure aesthetics, form, fit, and function.
Engineer, design, and create anything with comprehensive electronics and PCB design tools.
Save time and money and get quality products out the door faster.
Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Our technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media, and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerising blockbusters, Autodesk software helps our customers to design and make a better world for all.
For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.
WorldSkills is a global platform for skills excellence and development with a strong focus in Africa. As part of WorldSkills Vision 2025, skills development in Africa aims to improve VET systems and empower the African youth to pursue personal and economic fulfilment. Since 2019, WorldSkills and the African Union have been working on building the foundation for the creation of WorldSkills Africa. WorldSkills Africa represents a regional organization that will be embedded in the African Union to manage, implement, and promote skills development and capacity building programmes as well as regional skills competitions. The collaboration on skills development in Africa between WorldSkills and the African Union is driven by the shared vision to empower and inspire the African youth through strengthening their skills and participating in the WorldSkills movement regionally and internationally.
KnowledgePoint adds value to learning organisations by delivering a range of learning support services. From learning materials management to administrative services and global training network management, we make life easier for our learning industry partners. Our customers are training and learning organisations and teams; they design, create and deliver learning programmes. We work in partnership with them, providing practical solutions which support these efforts. In doing so, we make a real difference to them and their learners. We help them achieve positive learning experiences and outcomes, boost customer and learner satisfaction, and realise cost and resource effciencies. As the Autodesk Learning Partner Distributor for the Europe, Middle East and Africa territory, we manage the training partner network including recruiting, onboarding, and providing ongoing support and enablement to academic and commercial learning partners.
Yes, Fusion 360 – Skills Camp is completely free of charge.
Yes. We ask attendees to download Fusion 360 ahead of the event, as we will have hands-on sessions in the afternoon of each day. Fusion 360 is free for Education*: qualified educators, students and educational Institutions, by following the steps below:
Simply follow the steps below:
- Create an Autodesk Account on the Autodesk Education Community
- Verify yourself as an Educator
In case you need assistance
- Learn about Fusion 360 platform: integrated, cloud-based CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB
- Examples of Fusion 360 successful implementation in academia
- How to integrate Fusion in your course(s)
- How to get access to Fusion 360 for free, as an educator, student or educational institution
- What supporting resources and programs are available to you, and your students or apprentices: online teaching and learning resources, training programs, Autodesk Certifications, and Fusion 360 competitions, including Worldskills.
Mechanical engineers, manufacturing professionals, manufacturing students and educators.
Both days are running from 9am – 4pm South African time.
All Mechanical Engineer Professionals registered with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) who attended the Day 1 & 2 Hands-On Training (13:05 – 15:30 SAST), will receive 2 CPD Points (1 Point per session).