Bentley Systems’ new education programme is aimed at inspiring the next generation of digitally skilled infrastructure workers. One fifth of all vacancies in the sector are currently hard to fill because of a lack of the right skills, while the career appeal of the industry for young people scores 4.2 out of 10 among 14- to 19-year-olds.
The initiative will allow students to take part in the Future Infrastructure Star challenge, which offers a cash prize of $5,000 to the winners and participation at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2021 conference.
The global competition is open to colleges, technical institutes, universities, secondary schools and home-schooled students. It provides a chance to work on various elements of modelling, designing, scheduling and visualisation tools.