Autodesk University
Industry Talk    AULON636
How Mott MacDonald Upskilled 700+ People in 10 Months to Accelerate Digital by Default
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Upskilling of people is a central theme of the future of making. As the tools we use to design the world of the future develop at an ever-increasing pace we understand the need to invest in our staff to make the most of these advances. At the end of 2017, 6 years after we published our first BIM strategy, we had reached an important milestone. For the first time, more than half the time our staff spent using Autodesk products was in 3D BIM software, and two-thirds of our global community of Autodesk users had used a 3D tool in the last 12 months. Although a cause for great success, it was also a time to reflect. What about the remaining third? What could we do to create better training opportunities? How could we ensure that capability was consistent across our business? How can we ensure the right people are working on the right project at the right time? This industry talk will explore these themes and share the lessons we have learnt delivering a training programme comprising 130 classroom courses, attracting 700+ trainees, and delivered in 20 counties by a network of 9 Autodesk partners, all in a 10-month programme.

Key Learnings

  • Understand different types of training available, and what is most successful when
  • Understand what learning pathways are and how they can be used to maximise return on training
  • Understand how matching an external network of suppliers and internal network of digital delivery leads can create a natural market where demand fits need
  • Understand how token data can be used to understand digital behaviours and identify business need for upskilling



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