BE Careers Network and The CAD Academy Team to Offer Students Bentley Civil Engineering Software

EXTON, Pa. – May 14, 2008 – Bentley’s BE Careers Network and The CAD Academy have teamed to provide students easy, affordable access to Bentley PowerCivil, comprehensive 2D/3D drafting and design software for land development and site modeling professionals. The CAD Academy is a collaboration of professionals, industry leaders, and educators dedicated to creating comprehensive pre-engineering and pre-architecture programs for the education community. The organization bundles CAD software with class curricula to help K-12 and community college students explore technology-related career paths through real-world projects. Through a new joint program with Bentley, The CAD Academy will be able to provide secondary schools and community colleges with the ability to train students in Bentley integrated software applications used by civil engineers and designers for site modeling, survey, drainage, water and sewer, road, earthworks, and subdivisions.

Alan Cox, vice president of The CAD Academy, said, “Through innovative and forward-thinking companies like Bentley, The CAD Academy is able to expose students to the latest technology available and, thus, encourage them in their pursuit of a career in engineering. Bentley PowerCivil is a great addition to our technology offerings and opens the door to yet another engineering discipline for students to investigate.”

BE Careers Network is dedicated to helping students graduate with market-ready technology skills. It accomplishes this by providing programs for students, teachers, and schools, including free and discounted software licenses, training, curriculum counseling, and scholarships. The programs are geared to the needs of students in middle schools, high schools, technical schools, colleges, and universities.

Commenting on the new joint program with The CAD Academy, Scott Lofgren, global director of BE Careers Network, said, “BE Careers Network welcomes the opportunity to establish relationships with premier educational programs like The CAD Academy. It’s one of the many ways in which we help empower schools to integrate the teaching of infrastructure concepts and infrastructure software. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of graduates in infrastructure professions while also making sure they have excellent software skills and are productive with commercial software their first day on the job.”

To get more details on BE Careers Network, visit www.becareers.org.

About The CAD Academy

The CAD Academy is a collaboration of professionals, industry leaders, and educators cooperating to create a comprehensive and affordable pre-engineering/pre-architecture program for the education community. The goal of The CAD Academy is to inspire a new generation of engineers and architects through the implementation of industry-leading software, curriculums, and multimedia content. For more information, visit www.thecadacademy.com.

About Bentley

Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans AEC and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2,400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a Daratech research study. For more information, visit www.bentley.com.

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