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SAN FRANCISCO, December 10, 2018 – Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, today announced that developing in Unity has been named one of the most in-demand tech skills by Burning Glass. To highlight the company’s continued commitment to the global learning ecosystem, Unity also announced a series of programs designed to broaden the scope of Unity learning materials, including the Learning Services Distributors program, a partnership with Lenovo to co-create learning materials, and several new certification prep courses and live training workshops. Each program was launched to celebrate Unity’s position as the leading real-time 3D platform with the highest volume of educational resources.
“We believe the world is a better place with more creators and that it is our duty to ensure all creators have the tools they need to achieve their goals,” said Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education, Unity Technologies. “According to Burning Glass, developing in Unity is one of the most in-demand tech skills, growing at more than 57 percent in the next five years. This is why we have created a global learning ecosystem to ensure every creator has a path to engage and advance their aspirations, wherever they may be in their education, careers, and lives.”
Making Unity Training Available to People Everywhere, Around the World
Unity Learning Services Distributors are part of the Unity Authorized Training Partner program and are responsible for providing Authorized Training Partners with the tools they need to ensure Unity training is accessible to people everywhere, across all regions in local languages and learning cultures. ThinkEDU (North America), KnowledgePoint (EMEA), and ACAA (China) have been chosen as the first appointed Learning Services Distributors.
Integration with Lenovo to Co-Create Learning Materials, Cultivating Worldwide Talent
Earlier this year, Unity forged a partnership with Lenovo to integrate the two company’s software and hardware products to promote learning in Unity. The first initiative stemming from the partnership is a VR Lab Product System, an integration of Unity software into Lenovo headsets that will be offered in university labs for teaching purposes. These labs enable students to become qualified members of the workforce by cultivating necessary tech talent around the world. The increase in the technical workforce will ultimately accelerate the development of industries using VR, including AEC, film, and real-time animation.
Certification Prep Courses and Live Training Workshops for Every Learner, at Every Skill Level
The Unity education program includes a rich catalog of learning and professional advancement tools that has something for every learner, regardless of skill level. Unity courseware offerings continue to grow, recently expanding its suite of certifications to six offerings, including Programmer, 3D Artist, Gameplay Programmer, Technical Artist: Rigging & Animation, Technical Artist: Shading & Effects, and Associate. Prep courses for certifications can be completed online or in a live workshop format at a local Authorized Training Partner facility, and all Unity certification exams can also be taken online or from home.
“Unity’s training and certification services played a major role in why we switched to Unity to complete the development of our game,” said Maggy Larouche, Senior Producer on Jurassic World Alive at Ludia. “Our team was able to become Unity certified through its free tutorials, giving us the tools to tackle challenges as we create new features and games. Employing Unity Certified Developers also helps us attract talent. Applicable to all levels, we can now list ‘Unity experience’ as a key qualification when scouting out new recruits.”
About Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. The company’s 1000 person development team keeps Unity at the bleeding-edge of technology by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Oculus and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Games and experiences made with Unity have reached ~3 billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 24 billion times in the last 12 months. Unity’s renowned flexibility gives developers the power to target and optimize their creations for 25+ platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Gameroom (Facebook), SteamVR (PC & Mac), Oculus, PSVR, Gear VR, HoloLens, ARKit (Apple), ARCore (Google) and more. Unity also offers solutions and services for connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. For more information, visit www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to https://unity.com/madewith.