Drive-thru: Construction Embraces Virtual Reality for Heavy Equipment Training

Drive-thru:

  • Virtual reality training provides heavy equipment operators the opportunity to practice running a variety of machines in a safe virtual environment.
  • The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America received a $200,000 government grant to construct a virtual reality training facility due to open this month.
  • Virtual reality training may work as a recruiting aid to show construction is much more than digging in the dirt, making the industry more attractive to younger people.

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