Comment passer à la formation professionnelle en VR en tant que formateurs, enseignants ou encore centre de formation dans les métiers manuels ?

Jun 1, 2021 | Pedagogy & Education

Whether it is to improve the profitability of your professional training or to improve its effectiveness, virtual reality (VR) has many significant advantages for your company or training center. 

But how do you learn about this type of immersive learning and how to conduct VR training for manual trades? 

As a trainer or teacher, many points may still seem unclear to you. 

We will take care of enlightening you on the steps to follow to set up an effective immersive learning training for your future learners. 

Whether it is to improve the profitability of your professional training or to improve its effectiveness, virtual reality (VR) has many significant advantages for your company or training center. 

Passer à la formation professionnelle en VR

Step 1: Call on VR training professionals for manual jobs 

There are many companies that are experts in virtual reality training design and development. Many of them also offer custom designs for your industry. 

But what about their “real world” expertise in these industries? 

These offerings are a bit like a menu at a restaurant. The more dishes offered on the menu, the less tasteful it will be. 

If you want to train apprentices in construction, woodworking, painting, etc., it is essential to use a company that is an expert in VR training for manual trades. 

Why is this so important? 

An expert VR training company for manual trades works with experts in each trade. They meet with trainers in the manual trades to discuss and understand the gestures, postures and attitudes to adopt. 

For example, the construction industry has a high rate of work-related accidents. The training in VR in the prevention of risks in the construction industry should not be developed lightly. 

La formation en VR dans la prévention des risques dans le BTP

Each habit and gesture must be analysed and listed in order to be included in the simulation, because here, lives are at stake. 

That’s why it’s so important to use professional VR training for manual jobs. 

Step 2 : Digitalize your training offering by training in virtual reality  

Before you can conduct VR training, you need to take a training course yourself to understand the challenges of VR for your business, establish your VR pedagogical strategy and learn how to manage virtual reality equipment. 

With Mimbus Academy, you can learn how to adopt VR technology in your training course. 

For 3 days, Mimbus accompanies training organizations dedicated to the learning of manual trades to the change 3.0. 

With the help of our Virtual Trainer training, you will be able to digitalize your training offer by following the first training thought by a designer in order to accompany trainers and teachers in their evolution of practice. 

Step 3: Installation and configuration of your immersive learning material 

Once you have identified all the challenges of VR for your company and established your VR pedagogy strategy, all that remains is to acquire immersive learning equipment. 

What equipment is needed to conduct a VR training session? 

During your training, you will have been advised on this question. But for the moment, as you are reading this, you may not know it yet. 

In order to conduct a VR training course, you will need: 

  • VR accessories (headsets and controllers) 
  • VR simulators 
  • Analysis platform 

Simply put, the VR simulator is the machine that runs the software, the VR headset and controllers are the accessories that allow you to interact in the software environment and the analysis platforms are the platforms that allow you to set up your training courses and exercises and analyses the results of your learners. 

It is best to choose an offer that combines all three elements, because each element is generally inseparable from the others. 

For example, the Mimbus Vulcan Analysis Platform is compatible with all our simulators and comes with the latest VR headsets and VR controllers, such as the HP Reverb G2. 

Of course, Mimbus will help you choose the right VR hardware for your needs, whether it is in terms of quality, performance or price. 

Where to install your VR training equipment? 

In order to install your VR training equipment, you don’t need a room larger than 1000m2. No, the machines do not take up much space. 

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However, it is important to keep in mind that the learner is standing when he is immersed in his virtual environment. He moves and performs gestures. 

Therefore, you need some space to place the machine, but also so that your learner can move without difficulty and especially without encountering obstacles. 

We don’t want broken toes! 

As such, the rooms where you currently conduct traditional training will do just fine. 

There is no need to change your premises to run a virtual reality training, simple electrical outlets and a few square meters are enough! 

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In order to digitalize your training offer and move to virtual reality, you will have to contact a VR training company specialized in manual jobs. 

You will have to train yourself on immersive learning and acquire the right material for your sector and job. 

At Mimbus, we work with engineers, developers, psycho-pedagogues to create each of our training courses and create environments adapted to each manual profession. 

We meet regularly with trainers to update all our VR trainings on the latest practices, rules and gestures in force. 

We accompany each structure that wishes to move to 3.0 training, and we also offer custom development for all your VR projects. 

Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss it!