New training program uses virtual reality simulations to address skills shortage in electrical construction

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New simulations from Transfr will be used by colleges, workforce organizations and employers to create pathways to careers in electrical construction

NEW YORK, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Transfr, a professional training platform known for pioneering the use of virtual reality to simulate on-the-job training, today announced the launch of a new package of simulations that harness the power of reality virtual and augmented to help organizations of all kinds create pathways to electrical construction trades. Virtual reality simulations are designed to equip learners with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare them for apprenticeships and jobs in the growing electrical construction industry.

The latest collection of simulations was built in collaboration with TRIO Electric, a Houston, TXan electrical design, construction and service company that uses simulations in its own workforce training programs.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to think creatively about how we can train the next generation of electrical construction workers in a scalable and cost-effective way,” said Handsome Pollock, President and CEO of TRIO Electric. “Finding electrical instructors is difficult and time-consuming, and the training requires us to use the same materials technicians use on the job. Virtual simulations not only provide learners with real-world experience and hands-on practice before go out into the field, they also help us conserve resources in the process.”

According to National Association of Electrical Contractorselectrical construction represents a $202 billion industry that provides Americans with power, light, and communications technology, employing more than 650,000 workers. The demand for electricians is expected to grow by 9% through 2030, with an average of 84,700 openings for electricians each year, on average, over the decade. The median annual salary for an electrician is more than $60000 – a well-paying career path that doesn’t require a four-year degree.

Simulations are used by high school and community college students as well as adults seeking careers and apprenticeships in electrical construction. Students cover key topics such as workplace safety, recognition and use of materials and tools, installing rough walls, installing overhead boxes, pulling cables, bending conduit and other fundamental skills needed to become a trained, productive and safe electrician.

Delivered in conjunction with employers, colleges, and workforce development organizations, these simulations allow learners to feel like they’re integrated into the physical environment and experience of a jobsite. real. Transfr’s innovative approach guides trainees through hands-on skills sessions with the help of a digital coach that adapts to their performance, all in a fully immersive, 360-degree, distraction-free environment. free from many of the hazards of traditional electricity. construction learning.

“To keep pace with the complex demands of the electrical industry, employers are looking for new and creative ways to develop the skilled workforce this dynamic industry demands and to meet our country’s workforce needs. lighting, electricity and connectivity,” said Bharani Rajakumar, CEO of Transfr. “It’s about harnessing the potential of virtual and augmented reality to help more aspiring spokespersons not only learn about careers in the electrical field, but also gain the invaluable experience on the ground they need to launch their careers.”

Electrical construction simulations are the latest addition to a series of fully immersive training modules from Transfr, in areas that include some of the country’s fastest growing jobs and industries: automotive, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, healthcare health and construction. To date, more than 10,000 established workers, job seekers and students have already accessed the company’s virtual reality simulations, which simulate the training and on-the-job experience needed to prepare for new career opportunities.

To learn more about using virtual reality to train for electrical construction trades, visit www.transfrinc.com/ec.

About Transfr: Transfr’s mission is to shape the future of every industry by opening up new opportunities for people around the world. We create unique pathways to high-paying jobs available now in high-demand fields, enabling learners to find job security and economic prosperity, facilitated through immersive, hands-on training. To learn more, please visit https://www.transfrvr.com.

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