The most evident advantage of training in VR is that when things go wrong you simply have to hit the reset switch. Another one but no less valuable is that virtual reality training allows to practice a real-life working process at any time & place and check a user’s knowledge consistently by creating immersive operating environments and interactive instructional scenarios with tests in the end. So they simply dip into physical-world simulations and diversified screenplays that expand their professional knowledge.
Have you ever considered using VR simulations to enhance your employees’ productivity?
In this article, we’ll highlight 5 industries that can benefit from immersive training, so that you can determine if it’s a good fit for your corporate educational strategy.
Manufacturing is one of the first industries where one wrong move can have frightful consequences. A production line can be a complicated, unsafe and a stressful place to work at. For instance, an employee who isn’t familiar yet with machine control might accidentally injure himself or a co-worker while performing his job duties, yet via simulations, workers can learn to safely maintain equipment before actually putting their hands on the real tool.
Apart from that, individuals can virtually train on many verges of their work. Let’s consider the maintenance of specialized equipment. You don’t need to prepare exclusive training experience for every workplace, because equipment manufacturers can customize training simulations that can be used by facilities around the globe and not fray or damage herewith the actual equipment.
Сommonly, doctors and nurses learn how to treat patients through classroom instruction and clinical rotations. Although these methods were partially effective in the past, emerging virtual reality technologies are taking a new level in the way how to train medical staff. The latest ones allow medical workers to train via a three-dimensional approach – the human anatomy can now be viewed from all angles.
Instead of relying on theoretical knowledge, these staffs receive visual training which contributes toward better remembering and carrying out complicated multitasks – from providing visual guidance on safely using a scalpel to performing the whole surgery without a risk on the actual patient, everything can be recreated visually.
How real estate agents can benefit from this eye-popping technology now? Besides client tours on new estates, new hires nowadays have the possibility to train their consultation and negotiation skills in order to successfully close the deal.
And some pleasant bonuses for those who participate in the construction process of the buildings – mostly engineers – modifying layouts long before a structural process even started won’t be a difficult and costly task anymore with new VR instruments.
Mining and construction
Mining simulators are designed to ensure effective training of operators of mining vehicles in complex, while monitoring and training for equipment damage and potentially life-threatening emergency scenarios.
Training operators on advanced simulators can perfect their skills with surface and underground mining equipment, help to reduce accidents and minimize training costs by removing the need to put as many hours into training on real machines – let the virtual machines bear the brunt of the training needs.
The transportation sector has been one of the first adaptors of simulator-based training. Pilots complete a part of their training virtually as there are too many lives at risk, they can’t afford to learn through mistakes. Many freight-forwarding companies see the point more and more to train their truck-drivers via simulations racking up more safe-driving miles.
As well as seamen who can now have a chance to pass virtually mooring operation, practical examination of life-saving appliances, firefighting equipment and this is only short list of almost unlimited possibilities during training process in VR.
So, what are the final advantages of choosing VR training as part of your corporate educational strategy?
The obvious answers are a better-skilled workforce, resulting in a reduction in errors during daily operations and the ability to learn safety procedures in a comfortable, controlled environment.