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As technologies advance and become more affordable, training strategies evolve and expand to incorporate virtual reality as a core learning tool. And in many studies, VR proves valuable (potentially critical) to job training, particularly in industries where risk is part of the job. Here are some great, real-life examples we've accumulated.
Training the next generation of truck drivers
Not only do we need to train the next generation of workers in tech jobs that didn’t exist just a few years ago. We also need to address the opportunities to bring evergreen industries up to speed*. According to the American Truckers Association 2017 Report, it’s anticipated that there will be a shortfall of over 170,000 drivers by 2026.
*pun intended, and apologies offered.
Check out Jennifer Hicks' story on Forbes.
"A Sea Change in actual VR Use"
It was for us!
Prior to the Quest arriving, head-mounted displays were challenging and required a tethered source like a powerful gaming laptop with a cable (don't get us wront, we loved the HTC Vive).
The Quest, though, is completely self-contained. You can be up and running in seconds without getting trapped in your own wiring! Powerful, portable, and relatively inexpensive, the Quest will be the headset of choice until Quest II arrives. Check out the link below.
Oculus Quest - Game Changer for VR acceptance