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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                       April 27, 1998


National Public Radio's Morning Edition, broadcast to 600 member stations and 13 million listeners nationwide, featured the Autodesk High School Intern Program on its Monday, April 27, broadcast. NPR's Elaine Korry reported "on the success of school-to-work programs. A new study by the National Employer Leadership Council (NELC) found significant benefits for companies and the high school and college students they hired. Many companies say one unexpected benefit they reaped from the programs was the financial rewards."

You can listen to this program on the Internet by pointing your browser to:

(Note: this link is no longer valid -- 10/15/99.)

and clicking on "Success of the School-to-Work Programs". You will need to have the RealPlayer plug-in (version 2.0 or higher) installed on your computer, which you can access from the NPR page.

You can also learn more about this exemplary corporate program by going to the Autodesk Foundation WWW Home Page at and clicking on "Success Stories". There you will find complete information on the Internship program, including stories about Autodesk interns and managers as well as profiles of and procedures of the internship program.

The April 22, 1998 issue of MicroTimes also featured a story "Enhance, Not Replace, Classroom Learning: The Autodesk Foundation's School-To-Career Program", by Michael Robin. It is available on the Internet at

Since 1993 Autodesk has had over 250 interns, with 40 currently working at the company. As the NPR story points out, the internships have proven to be outstanding learning opportunities for students and in addition, according to a soon to be released return-on-investement (ROI) study from the National Employer Leadership Council, Autodesk receives a $2.32 return on every dollar it spends on student wages and program costs.

For more information on School-to-Career programs in the 12-county San Francisco Bay Area, visit the web site of the Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network, BaySCAN, at Autodesk, Charles Schwab, and Siemens, three of the eight companies profiled in the NELC ROI study, are among the founding leaders of BaySCAN.

Contact person for the Autodesk HS Intern program is Judy Morgan, Autodesk Foundation STC Manager. She can be reached at 415-507-6332 or [email protected]. Note that complete information on the program can be found at

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