CareerLabsVR offers interactive and immersive virtual reality experiences for career exploration with instructor guidance and accompanying curriculum materials.
Skills addressed: Communication, Dependability, Time Management, Organizing & Planning, Problem Solving, Working with Others, Technology, Resourcefulness, Initiative
CareerLabs, the business arm of Employment Ontario, is a social enterprise organization. It was created with the intention of using virtual reality career simulations to introduce job seekers to careers in skilled trades that are often overlooked as a career option. The first 16 virtual reality simulations were developed for skilled trades. Simulations for agri-food, hospitality, and healthcare jobs will be added in 2022. CareerLabs collaborates with government agencies, ministries, and industry leaders to gather data and visuals to create the career exploration simulations. Although originally developed to support the work of employment centers to introduce job seekers to career possibilities, this tool is now used by high schools and other educational institutions as well as industry leaders seeking to help job seekers gain insight into particular careers.
Tags: Adaptability & Flexibility, Communication, Critical & Creative Thinking, Digital Literacy, Leadership & Initiative, Navigating & Using Information, Self-Management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Advising & Coaching Tool, Instructional Material, Audio / Video, Immersive Learning Technology, Paid Subscription, Adult Education, Higher Education, Workforce Development
Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration