Interplay Learning, a provider of online training for skilled trades utilizing virtual reality (VR) and 3D simulations, formed a partnership with Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) last month to provide its solar training and education. By implementing the Virtual Reality and 3D simulations of Interplay, GSES will offer training courses such as site surveying, installation, commissioning and trouble-shooting processes.
“Our partnership with Interplay Learning allows us to take a massive step forward with the solar training courses we offer by utilizing Virtual Reality,” said Geoff Stapleton, Managing Director at GSES. “It will exponentially benefit those who take our courses in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. Traditionally, we delivered courses online and face-to-face in various countries. Even if we had hundreds of trainers on staff, we could not achieve the penetration or benefits that Virtual Reality offers. This new partnership will allow us to expand our global reach and serve a worldwide market.”
“Interplay Learning is thrilled to partner with GSES as their multinational reach helps us impact the skilled trades gap globally,” said Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning. “Our solutions allow GSES to deliver effective solar training using interactive video courses and 3D simulations created by top solar industry experts. Course materials are accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or VR-headset and provide an immersive learning experience for engagement and a field-like experience. It’s a tremendous opportunity to elevate the learning process,” stated Donovan.
— Solar Builder magazine