Ohio University is creating a virtual factory for apprenticeship training that meets a growing need to develop skilled workers

Workforce development goes virtual to fill critical skills gaps


Ohio University is creating a virtual factory for apprenticeship training that meets a growing need to develop skilled workers


At Ohio University (OHIO) in Athens, OH, a team of professors is undertaking the creation of a virtual factory thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The project’s purpose is to create a virtual reality factory for an apprenticeship training model. Students in the program will receive a professional-level experience using digital tools without the need for or the expense of a physical factory.


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