Core Learning Exchange and Interplay Learning Partner to Bring VR Training to K-12 Career Technical Education

[Boulder, CO] – Core Learning Exchange (Core-LX), a leading provider of digital career technical education (CTE) courses aligned to industry-recognized credentials, is excited to announce a new partnership with Interplay Learning, a leading provider of online and virtual reality (VR) training for the essential skilled trades.

With this partnership, Core-LX will include Interplay Learning’s immersive VR training in its platform with over 350 existing courses, providing students with a more engaging and effective way to learn hands-on technical skills. The addition of VR and 3D simulation training to Core-LX’s existing mastery-based digital platform will enable students to not only earn industry-recognized credentials but also gain practical, hands-on experience that will prepare them for high-skill, high-paying careers in fields such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and facilities maintenance.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Interplay Learning to bring their innovative VR training to our platform,” said Jeff Katzman, CEO of Core-LX. “We believe that this partnership will provide students with an unparalleled CTE experience that combines high-quality content with immersive learning experiences, making it easier for them to succeed in the workforce.”

Interplay Learning’s digital learning platform, SkillMill, features short video courses, 3D simulations, knowledge checks, coaching, and connectivity. By leveraging immersive learning technology, students are able to train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet or in virtual reality, helping to create job-ready employees. 

“We’re excited to partner with Core-LX to add VR-based skilled trades training to their CTE training platform,” said Doug Donovan, CEO and founder of Interplay Learning. “Together, we’ll offer K-12 students an immersive, effective, and engaging way to learn the essential skills they need to prepare for in-demand trade careers. With our combined expertise and technology, we’re confident that we can make a real difference in the lives of students across the country.”

With this new partnership, Core-LX and Interplay Learning aim to transform the way CTE is taught in K-12 education. Students will now have access to the most effective and innovative tools for learning hands-on technical skills, giving them the competitive edge they need to succeed in today’s job market.


About Core Learning Exchange

Core Learning Exchange (Core-LX) is a leading provider of online education solutions. With over 300 courses and industry-recognized credentials, Core-LX has served over 1 million learners across the globe. The platform provides a blended classroom approach that combines online coursework with hands-on learning.

About Interplay Learning

Austin-based Interplay Learning offers scalable and effective training for the essential skilled trades that helps business leaders, educators and their teams build better companies, better careers and better lives. Interplay Learning’s immersive online and VR training platform for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, hospitality, multifamily maintenance and facilities maintenance workforces includes expert-led video courses, hands-on 3D simulations, knowledge checks and custom learning paths to upskill advanced technicians and help new technicians be job-ready in weeks, not years.