Both Autodesk and Solidworks Several companies are offering incentives to the unemployed engineering community.
Solidworks, through their SolidWorks Engineering Stimulus Package, is offering free 3D CAD software, free training materials, free certification, and job leads to unemployed US and Canada residents.
Autodesk, through their Autodesk Assistance Program, is offering free software licenses, free online training, reduced-cost classroom training, and discounts on certification. This offer is good until December 31, 2009.
Bentley has a similar program including software and training.
Lastly, Engineered Efficiency, Inc, is offering free Civil 3D training to “those who have recently lost their jobs”.