Susan Shalhoub of the Providence Business News reports that Polaris MEP has received a mini grant from America Works. The money will fund a virtual reality program that encourages exploration of manufacturing careers by Rhode Island career and technical (CTE) students:
‘As part of the program, VR headsets will be used to give students a career exploration experience that can include simulations of jobs in robotics, assembly, quality assurance and other roles.
“The exciting thing about this initiative is the way we’re partnering with Rhode Island’s leading career and technical education programs,” Brickle said. “We’ll bring VR headsets to the CTE, and their students can immerse themselves in today’s high-tech, high-skilled manufacturing jobs without ever leaving the classroom.”’