We bring on the Training Revolution with Virtual Reality
Why Virtual Reality (VR) Training?
Trainings can sometimes become very tedious and boring for the trainees especially when it involves a lot of technical aspects and a pile of documentations. Trainees losing interests during the training sessions minimizing efficiency of the overall training, and the same training may need to be repeated multiple times over a course of period as refreshment purposes. This could lead to significant increase in long term training costs, and does not show very promising efficiency and effectiveness. Classroom trainings rely heavily on static materials such as printed handouts, instructions and documentations, PowerPoints, and photos. It is often very hard to illustrate the real work place environment where the training objectives will be carried out, and it is very expensive to replicate the work environment within the training centers, or organize field trips for a group of trainees. VR can help you solve all your issues that you face in day to day trainings mentioned above. VR is a flexible tool, it can replicate the work environment exactly the same as it is in real life with realistic 3D modeling and rendering.
VR training serves as a practical tool for your training programs. You can conduct all sorts of simulated training right in a classroom that is not possible before. Not only that it is a fun experience for the participating trainees, it is also a memorable experience for the trainees that observes in the same classrooms. This one time investment can save you a lot of training costs in a long run, and can be updated from time to time to add or modify the experience according to your operation requirements. New employees or trainees can rely on VR to experience their first time on those tasks, so that they can have a vague idea of how to do it and avoid some accidents happening. Even they did something wrong which would trigger dangerousness, it is not real anyway and they will not get hurt. Other than that, trainees can refresh their memories by using VR before examination or tasks, in order to remind themselves some attention points to prevent failing. VR can also work as a tool for periodic inspection for employees, to check and to examine their performance every once a while.
“By utilizing VR, what many perceive as a low-level boring job can now be viewed as working for a cutting-edge technology company.”
“Tools such as Virtual Reality are not common, and employees are likely to take this as a perk.”
“The idea is immersing your future employee in the job, provides a more dynamic view of what the job is like.”
Industries that use VR Training
VR can help pilots to simulate aircraft and environment outside the aircraft. It can also be used in transit apron for workers to tow the aircrafts by simulating them in an airplane tug.
Construction workers can be placed in a virtual working environment like trench excavations, in order to minimise the possible accidents for new workers, as well as to experience various scenarios in a safe environment.
How does VR Training work?
Trainees only need to pop on a Head Mounted Display (HMD) and they will be placed into the work environment just as if they are right inside the location. The biggest value of VR is that it works in 360 degrees, so navigating around the virtual experience is native to our daily behavior, and as the experience is constructed with virtual elements, it give us great flexibility in the design of the experience. It is just like a video game, trainees can freely navigate around the scene, and perform tasks as required by the training objectives. We can also include various simulation into the training program and train the trainee on solve the presented problems in a hands on manner. Simulation of scenarios that is very expensive to produce in real life can also be easily implemented, such as explosions and weather conditions. Having the right input device and hardware is very important, thus we would provide suggestions and advices on which hardware and input device are the best suit for your company, in order to maximise the effect of VR training. By giving new recruits and old hands immersive yet novel experiences that seem more like play than work, VR can inject enthusiasm and engagement where companies may be lacking, helping employees see their jobs in a more positive light.