With the influx of people working remotely, VR training has gone from novelty to necessity. VR training can help supplement for physically risky training like the repair of industrial machinery or welding. Now we can also use this same technology to supplement our soft skills, like public speaking and relationship building.
How VR Training in the Workplace Is Transforming Learning on the Job
In this digital world, creation often starts on computers. But fashioning, shaping, and molding raw materials into a finished piece of hardware or a consumer product requires a dedicated worker’s skill. The same goes for erecting a building—some things simply can’t be done online
But thanks to advances in virtual reality (VR), these skills can be taught in a simulated classroom. Industries across all sectors have a growing need for education and training in the workplace, from detailed technical tasks to soft skills such as public speaking. Many of these skills benefit from the repeatability of virtual learning. “This medium is a powerful way to immerse someone in an environment and can lead to behavior change in the real world,” says Derek Belch, CEO of Strivr, a VR-based immersive-learning company that addresses different training needs, from onboarding logistics staff to teaching management and interpersonal skills to office workers.