The team scooped the ‘Gold’ Award in the hotly contested Event Management category – which focused on the promotion and execution of the College’s ‘Try it’ Open Event. The event featured the College’s new ‘Fast Forward’ Careers Explorer which offers prospective students the chance to find their dream career and the course that could get them there. A virtual reality introduction to the careers explorer, developed with digital innovation company Dev Clever, was a big hit with guests. The event attracted record numbers of visitors across both college campuses.
We attended the World Skills Show in November 2018, where we introduced a very special guest. The World Skills Show is a partnership between businesses, education and Governments that accelerate young people’s careers, giving them the best start in work and life. As digital solutionists it was the perfect platform to showcase ‘VICTAR’ – our revolutionary ‘virtual interactive careers training & apprenticeship robot’.
Over the three days, 57,733 school students attended the event and many of them immersed themselves into Virtual Reality to find the right career path for them, with the help of VICTAR. We teamed up with Solihull College & University Centre and Stratford-upon-Avon College to showcase our new careers exploring platform.
The three day event was extremely successful for VICTAR, with many students giving positive feedback on how the VICTAR platform has helped them make a more informed decision about their next step towards their future career.
The World War I VR is a stunning virtual reality experience for young people to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Wearing a VR headset, the user becomes a “virtual soldier”, transported into the horror of the trenches while bullets fly, bombs drop, and biplanes soar overhead. The user is given a 360-degree view of a First World War barracks and trench before the “virtual soldier” goes “over the top” into no-man’s-land.
The experience can be viewed through standard VR equipment but also on a laptop and mobile device and from early November, it will be available on the App Store and Google Play.
We visited the City of Wolverhampton College to give their Public Services students a World War I experience through virtual reality. The students were immersed into a virtual world where they became soldiers and experienced first-hand what it was like in the trenches and on the front line, a century ago. Click here to see the BBC’s coverage on the World War I VR experience.