Do people consider post college training?
We found ID’ers and ME’s looking to work at major ID firms are not equipped. Your standard graduate paid quite a bit for school and should not need more training. However….
I don’t want to sound like an advert but the topic drives me mad. Colleges just don’t fully prepare students. Internships come close but interns we hire should teach us stuff and that is hard to find…
which is why we offer after college training to ID’ers and ME’ers alike. We found that ID students learn more in their job than in college training. We also understand that Mechanical Engineers needed to gain more sensitivity to ID if they want to work someplace like Lunar or BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Internships do cut it however one should be more strategic!
Our three week product design workshop is different for each who participates. The workshop is geared at what managers hiring our students want to see. Real world projects which enable participants to get a specific job. No manager will hire a designer or engineer unless they can show they have used the software to developed projects. We simply streamline that learning process for the above average intelligent individuals in our workshops. We gear the workshop to those who would not normally take a software workshop because they learn on their own quite fast. With that assumption lets move forward in a workshop that is proven to develop ID’ers skills for proving form using a constraint based modeler like Solidworks or Pro/ENGINEER. Our workshops focus on Furniture or small hand held products to what ever job is in ones sights.
http://www.proetools.com/courses/pro_engineer/level1-ID.htm < 7 day workshop specific to ID’ers who already know Rhino or Alias (opens many doors!
We have offices in London and Chicago and elsewhere. We have a huge resource for HR folks and truly empower Design Engine Education participants to get employed. We work with contract agencies too. One of our most recent ID’ers from Purdue got hired at ION Design this week. They were impressed with his ability to prove form with Pro/SURFACE and ISDX in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. Alex is a strong designer too but that Pro/E Wildfire software got him the job over the others.
We conduct quite a bit of corporate training as well. Motorola and SRAM to name a few. We have trained the top Surface modelers at Harley Davidson. Our London Office just completed a one week surfacing workshop with a major manufacture. Often times our three week students run circles around the corporate clients that claim 4500 or more hours using their perspective software.
We teach Photoshop - Alias Studio - Rhino - Pro/E - Solidworks and Maya We have a three week workshop that is free if you qualify for the federal grant and it isn’t to hard to qualify especially if you don’t have a job already. We maintain our own training materials in HTML that is accessible online. We don’t use training materials in the class, those materials are only for after the training home or work use. Participants come out of our school as if it were an internship with loads of stuff in a portfolio.
Everyone who goes thru our workshops gets a job they would not have been qualified for unless they underwent our comprehensive workshops.
Someone tell me I am wrong!
How many ID’ers are unemployed for one or two years after college?
On average how many internships do ID students obtain while in School?