Electrical Helper Program

Chief Technology Officer

Promising People

> VR training cuts costs and equips electricians faster, targeting underserved communities.
> VR modules and hands-on labs train electricians through realistic simulations.
> Shows VR’s potential to revolutionize national training.

INNOVATIVE Electrician Training: The Power of VR in Shaping Future Professionals

In an era where technology and innovation intersect to redefine traditional learning methods, the Electrical Helper Program emerges as a beacon of progress in vocational training. This program harnesses the transformative capabilities of virtual reality (VR) to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required for entry-level electrician roles. This  initiative offered an opportunity to apply my experience and technical expertise to a project that addresses workforce development needs.

A Vision for Change

The genesis of the Electrical Helper Program was motivated by my father’s clear vision: to drastically reduce the time and costs associated with traditional electrician training while enhancing safety and engagement. With over 50 years of Learning and Development experience and his 7 Steps Methodology, I set about bring my spatial computing skills to tackle the problem. By partnering with correctional facilities, educational institutions, and workforce development organizations, the program aimed to make vocational training more accessible for underserved communities. This initiative is a testament to VR’s power in creating immersive and realistic training environments that can significantly improve learning outcomes.

The VR Training Experience

At the core of the Electrical Helper Program are its VR modules, which allow trainees to navigate through lifelike virtual environments—ranging from construction sites to residential homes—to practice essential tasks such as wiring installation, conduit bending, panel assembly, and troubleshooting electrical problems. This immersive experience is complemented by hands-on labs where trainees apply what they’ve learned in a controlled setting, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of theory and practice.

Bridging Technology and Education through VR Training

Developing the VR training modules required a deep understanding of electrical trade skills and VR technology. My role involved collaborating closely with industry experts and VR developers to ensure that the training content was accurate and engaging. By integrating the 7 Steps Methodology developed by my father with my previous VR experience we created a multifaceted tool that caters to getting starting electricians to work.

Conclusion: A Convergence of Creativity and Technology

Reflecting on my involvement in the Electrical Helper Program, I am reminded of the powerful synergy between creativity and technology. This project has allowed me to push the boundaries of educational content development, leveraging my VR skills to create a dynamic and effective training solution. Through continued collaboration and technological advancement, I will focus on unlocking new possibilities for learning and development, paving the way for a brighter, more skilled future.