VRT finds success in blended learning
LEADING mining industry training provider Mines Rescue has taken advantage of the Virtual Reality Technologies (VRT) Gen4 training system to deliver a successful blended learning pilot program, in collaboration with one of its biggest customers.
Weighted towards virtual reality scenarios and eLearning, coupled with trainer presentations and competency based practical assessments, the project has seen the creation of an electronic classroom model to suit the customer’s exact training needs.
Developed by VRT, a provider of world class VR training software and the innovation arm of NSW industry body Coal Services, the Gen4 system represents the culmination of more than a decade of development.
For Mines Rescue, that system gives them the opportunity to expose more than 2500 mine workers in the southern region of NSW to virtual reality training, as well as allowing for the creation of the new electronic classroom model for safety refresher training.
With the use of these technologies, Mines Rescue is able to provide a safe training environment to ensure minimal impact on productivity, and the opportunity to explore multiple scenarios in a controlled environment.
With the pilot working at Southern Mines Rescue Station, there is an intention to transition to a full electronic classroom model.
Trainees using the new electronic classroom.