Michael Goldman came to his 3DTraining graduation to announce that he had just been hired as a designer by R&R Associates, a leading product design and engineering firm in Sarasota, FL. He’s been excited ever since, to get up every day and go to work.
But, the road to success was not always so clear or easy. Michael’s been an artist since he could hold a brush and fondly remembers time spent attending class at “Creative Art for Young Children” a school run by his family for the last thirty years in the small town in California where Michael grew up. Michael went on to attend the prestigious Skidmore College, where he studied painting and drawing. He lived abroad for a few years and then moved to New York City. He cherished his experiences, but something was still missing.
At this point, Michael decided to try to teach himself 3dsMax. After a period of frustration, Michael found 3DTraining, a live online program that uses a production based training methodology to teach Autodesk software programs 3dsMax, Maya, Revit, and Inventor. After only 16 weeks, he had a portfolio of projects that he was able to show to clients and companies. He took the work he had completed during the 3DTraining program and landed an incredible opportunity as a 3D Designer.
And for the first time, Michael finds himself really excited about going to a job that he loves. “I got my job before I even got my degree. The 3DTraining program was great. It was my first live online experience and I would highly recommend the program. I felt as though they really prepared me for a real world working environment. I really liked the hands on learning and I felt really confident knowing that I had completed whole projects and been successful in getting the job done well. Now I get to focus my creative energy sketching, designing and rendering product ideas that will become real tools for people to hold in their hands. It is very satisfying.”
Gary Platt, of 3DTraining says, “Michael’s success story embodies the mission of what we do here at 3DTraining. In a very short amount of time, we give our students the skills they need to find rewarding, creative, soul satisfying work. We are tremendously proud of Michael and appreciate his willingness to share his story and inspire other people who may also still be searching for work that they love. We look forward to hearing more about Michael’s success and from other people who were motivated by his experiences.”
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