This online solar training program looks to speed workforce development

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Interplay Learning launched a new solar industry training program that will put training capabilities directly in the hands of trade contractors, equipment manufacturers, and field service departments. This new tool is powered by online simulation-based learning and Virtual Reality and could help overcome daily challenges hiring, training and maintaining a skilled workforce to keep pace with the capacity of their businesses.

Interplay Learning is a software company that develops and delivers scalable and effective training for the mechanical, electrical and industrial workforce, using Virtual Reality and 3D simulation. With expertise developed over the last 7 years in simulation training in the HVAC, Electrical, Energy Auditing, Solar Install, Manufacturing, and Construction Codes industries, Interplay offers both off-the-shelf and custom solutions to solve difficult workforce training challenges.

Developed in partnership with Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, the Solar Training Program interconnects online 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) simulations, video training, procedure guides and in-the-field apps to rapidly advance technical skills for solar companies, EPCs, solar equipment manufacturers, and workforce development organizations. The Solar Training Program upon launch will feature more than 40 hours of learning via 75 simulations and 100 videos for rapid acquisition of solar installation and service skills.

“The ability to mimic hands-on training in a simple, scalable solution is a game changer for future skills development in electrical, mechanical and industrial settings,” says Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning. “The fast-growing Solar industry is the perfect place to demonstrate its effectiveness.”

— Solar Builder magazine

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