If you want to know why your HVAC training program isn’t motivating your techs to up-skill, start by taking a look at how engaged they are.
One of the biggest challenges faced by growing HVAC businesses is consistency. Your customers expect the same level of service no matter if you're sending out your most seasoned veteran or the tech you most recently hired.
As an HVAC Tech, you’re serious about your career, and you obviously want to get the best training out there. You want to learn new skills, master advanced concepts, and practice your craft until you're a pro.
Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, gives insight into the company's history of using simulations to prepare better a skilled workforce and why Virtual Reality will change the way people learn a trade.
Interplay Learning Wins $100k in the XR Education Prize Challenge, an Innovation Competition Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Interplay Learning is incredibly excited to share that our technical leadership was recognized in a competition hosted by the NYU School of Entrepreneurship and Techstars in partnership with Two Bit Circus, University Ventures and Women in XR. This Challenge was an innovation competition that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is focused on accelerating education innovation using virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
After taking part in an AR/VR session at Dell Technologies World, Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, was met with a welcome surprise. During the first ten minutes of the events keynote address, Jeff Clarke, COO of Dell Technologies, highlighted how Interplay represents the vision of modern workforce training and digital transformation. He believes Interplay's ability to bring VR training to the trades is critical to helping companies improve productivity and train their future workforce. Watch the quick video to see it first hand!
Dell reached out to Interplay's CEO, Doug Donovan, to help create a video to inform Dell's customers that Virtual Reality has the potential to play a serious role in reducing the labor skills gap. The term, skills gap, is used to describe the fact that many aspiring workers are not prepared with the necessary skills for the jobs available. Virtual Reality has the potential to play a significant role in upskilling new employees or helping current employees cross train in other areas. Check out the video for yourself!
Dell and Interplay created a partnership last year, and this video continues to expand upon their belief that together hardware and software technology can support people starting new careers and expanding opportunities across a company and beyond.
Our CEO, Doug Donovan, was asked to participate in some event activities at Dell Technologies Trailblazers Live taping. We wanted to share with you Doug's insight on how Virtual Reality is a critical technology to helping the workforce prepare for the jobs of the future. This video helps further show why our partnership with Dell is so important. VR is such greenfield, yet massive opportunity for our customer base that it takes support from tech leaders like Dell to help companies take advantage of this game-changing technology.
Our Solar Training Program just launched, and we are excited to help companies grow and support their employees through improved training. The Solar Training Program is the first industry-specific training program using sim based learning via both computers/tablets and virtual reality headsets. We believe the hardware should support the learning environment in the best way possible. Sometimes doing sim activities at home is best done via a computer. Other times when a small group is hanging in the warehouse, it is a perfect time to put on the VR headset to train. Because immersive, virtual reality training is so new, we take every chance to show people what it is like to learn new procedures in Virtual Reality. Last week at the NABCEP 2018 Solar Conference, we grabbed a video of a new user trying out the AC Disconnect Installation Simulation. We thought this encapsulated the immersive learning experience. Click below to watch the video. Take note of the procedure guide used for instruction, full body movements that help with information retention, and detailed elements added to the installation. Reach out anytime with questions, and we hope to get you in a VR headset soon!
The first Virtual Reality enabled training solution focused on improving employee productivity for the trades.