KYA, through its partners, offers a range of accredited technical training opportunities within the Engineering and Built Environment sector.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), “industry is a vital part of the global economy and society. The industry’s core around engineering and construction alone employs approximately 100 million people worldwide and its nearly $10 trillion annual revenue represents about 6% of global GDP.1 Communities couldn’t function without the built assets the industry provides, including transport infrastructure (airports, roads and railways etc.), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, courthouses etc.), and housing and commercial real estate.”

As jobs of the future change, and some are at risk of becoming obsolete, the booming global population means that construction will remain a critical sector going forward. Technological advances create opportunities to develop skills to enable and support design and construction and KYA, through its training partners, provides training in core computer packages, sought after by employers in the sector.

Computer aided design (CAD) and draughting skills can be applied to a wide range of sectors and specialisations, depending on what you like to draw and what your other skills are. The ability to create diagrams and illustrations with computer software is a useful skill that can lead to a variety of jobs in fields such as electrical, aeronautical, mechanical, electronic, architectural and civil draughting.

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AutoCAD is computer-aided design software created by Autodesk for creating two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models. It produces illustrations ranging from concept plans to cinematic-quality animations, which production staff, managers and customers use to visualise structures, machines and environments. Because the software offers an easy method of creating and modifying images, it has become a standard tool for many jobs.

Many draughters use AutoCAD to turn the concepts and specifications of architects, engineers and other manufacturing designers into blueprints and drawings. Production workers then use these plans to create tools, machines and structures. Draughters often focus on such specialties as aeronautics, civils, architecture or electronics.

All KYA Programme participants receive training & certification on AutoCAD professional, ensuring they have the right tools for the job market.