Virtual Reality and new skills


Virtual reality (VR) offers a novel approach to training employees in essential hard skills, bridging the gap between traditional learning methods and the demands of modern job roles.

Key Points:

Skills Gap in Modern Workplaces: 

As technology evolves, there's a growing need for employees to acquire hard skills, especially with the emergence of new job roles and processes. Traditional methods, which involve observation and practice, might not always be efficient or feasible.

Advantages of VR in Training:

  • Remote Training: 

VR allows employees to train remotely, simulating real-world environments and equipment, even in industries where physical presence is typically required.

  • Safety Benefits: 

Employees can practice using potentially hazardous equipment in a virtual space, reducing risks associated with trial and error in real-world scenarios.

  • Emergency Response Training: 

VR is effective for training employees on emergency situations, like fires or medical emergencies, as it offers a more immersive experience than reading or watching presentations.

Real-world Applications of VR Training:

  • Forage's Virtual Internships: 

Provides simulations of working environments in firms like Deloitte and Linklaters, allowing students to gain practical experience.

  • VR Vision's Training Programs: 

Collaborated with Thales Group to use a game for teaching critical thinking, teamwork, and bomb defusal techniques.


Organizations can leverage VR to design effective training programs, helping employees develop hard skills in safe, virtual environments. VR training can be more cost-effective and practical than traditional methods while still offering a hands-on experience.

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