How AR/VR Can Help Expand Apprenticeship Programs
Apprenticeships, with their on-the-job training and hands-on experience, provide a valuable alternative to traditional, classroom-based educational programs. Apprenticeship programs have grown continuously in the last 20 years in the United States, with significant support from leaders in both government and industry as an effective method to train and develop the workforce of the future. But as demand for these programs increases, the government must figure out a way to scale and grow these programs in a safe, cost-effective manner.
Augmented and virtual reality tools have shown promising results when used in classrooms and on-the-job training programs, which means that they will likely be impactful in apprenticeship programs, which usually requires a mix of the two. As the United States seeks to bolster and scale their apprenticeship capabilities, adopting immersive tools might be a way to do so in a more cost-effective and safe manner.
Watch the panel discussion with policymakers and industry leaders about how the use of immersive technologies could bolster the efforts to increase apprenticeship offerings and enrollment in the United States. The event will feature remarks by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE).