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Unlocking New Possibilities with Virtual Reality Career Exploration Training

Experience the Future of Education

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Confucius

Through virtual reality simulations students and entry-level employees can step into the professional workplace, gaining practical insights into various professions, fostering a profound understanding of industry demands, and nurturing the confidence to thrive in their chosen career paths.

Virtual Reality Career Exploration and Training are Great for…

Middle School | High School | College | Career Entry | Enterprise

Learning Pyramid

Research indicates that people remember 20% of what they see, 30% of what they hear, but about 75% of what they do or simulate. Virtual reality, by its nature, encourages active participation, leading to significantly higher retention rates.

Why Virtual Reality?

In today’s rapidly evolving job landscape, it is imperative for students and those entering the workforce to not only familiarize them with diverse employment and career pathways but also to instill the confidence required to navigate the ever-changing workplace dynamics.

Support Chicagoland Students & Institutions

The Next Evolution, NFP has created a donation program to support schools that wish to implement VR Career Awareness programming. All money donated to The Next Evolution’s VR Career Awareness Day program will go directly to offsetting the cost to schools for hosting this programming to support students. This program is offered in partnership with VRAR Chicago.

Our goal is to equip young people with the tools necessary to navigate the diverse pathways and opportunities associated with career exploration and career attainment.

Virtual Reality Career Exploration

Virtual Reality Career Exploration enables students to gain virtual hands-on experience in over thirty (30) job tasks across eight (8) career clusters which allows students to discover new career options and determine if they have interest in pursuing more detailed professional instruction.

Little Girl Using VR

Virtual Reality Career Exploration Day

Middle School  |  High School

In a single day, for only 40 minutes per student, up to 312 students get to experience 2 job simulations from a large selection of jobs across 8 career clusters in the comfort of their own school gym. We work with a non-profit to make these programs free of charge for the students and the school.

Virtual Reality Career Exploration Kit

Middle School  |  High School  |  College

Equip your College Offices to host VR Career and Technical Training as an in-house service for students with a turnkey solution supported by VRAR Chicago.

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VR Career Awareness Kit
VR Technical Education

Virtual Reality Career Training

College  |  Technical Academies  |  Enterprise

Equip your school, technical academy, or human resources department with virtual reality
training simulations for new employees onboarding.

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Virtual Reality, Because it Works Better...

Our goal is to equip young people with the tools necessary to navigate the diverse pathways and opportunities associated with career exploration and career attainment.

Studies have found that VR training can result in up to 4 times higher engagement levels compared to e-learning. The immersive and interactive nature of VR captures learners’ attention and keeps them more engaged in the material.

VR has been shown to accelerate learning. For instance, a PwC study found that VR learners can be trained up to four times faster than in a classroom setting, without sacrificing comprehension or retention.

Companies report significant reductions in training time when utilizing VR. Walmart, for example, reported a 70% increase in knowledge retention and a 10-15% reduction in training time for employees who underwent VR training.

VR simulations provide a safe and controlled environment for learners to practice skills. This has been associated with increased confidence in applying what has been learned in real-world situations.

Neurological studies have shown that the brain processes information in VR similarly to real experiences, which can enhance memory consolidation and retention.

VR has proven effective in creating behavioral change. For instance, in medical training, surgeons who underwent VR training were more likely to adopt certain best practices in the operating room.

Reports from companies engaged in VR training, such as PwC or Deloitte, often contain statistics on cost savings. Explore their publications on VR in workforce training.

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Companies like Walmart and Boeing have reported significant cost reductions using VR training. Press releases and annual reports from these companies might provide relevant statistics.

Check reports from VR training solution providers like STRIVR, Oculus for Business, or similar companies. They often publish case studies detailing efficiency gains and cost savings.

Research studies comparing the costs of VR training to traditional methods can be found in educational technology journals and reports from educational institutions.

Explore industry reports on immersive technologies and training. Reports from XR Association, VR Intelligence, or similar organizations may contain insights into the return on investment (ROI) of VR training.

Statistics on reduced workplace accidents and related cost savings due to VR safety training might be available in reports from occupational safety organizations and companies specializing in VR safety training.