PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simcoach Games, Pittsburgh PA, today announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Learning and Training has registered the Simcoach Game Development Apprenticeship Program. As the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, apprentices can now develop game applications within Simcoach’s game design and production studio while completing a registered apprenticeship as a game developer.
Simcoach’s game design and production professionals will train, guide and support apprentices as they learn valuable and transferable skills while being compensated on a progressive salary scale and with comprehensive benefits. Apprentices will learn how to create targeted games in areas such as health, education, security and personal well-being. Specific training will be based on software development methodologies such as the Project Management Institute’s Agile framework and game development with platforms such as Unity. Successful completion of the apprenticeship program will include apprentices earning the Unity Certified Associate designation.
“We are seeing significant demand for gamified, virtual learning experiences across many industries, so being proactive in terms of building a local talent pool is a strategic imperative,” said Brian Kaleida, CEO of Simcoach. “As apprentices develop their production skills with our game development professionals, they will make an active contribution to Simcoach while mastering the skills necessary for a career in the gaming industry.” Mr. Kaleida continues, “While we expect some apprentices to want to move up the career ladder to middle, senior and management positions at Simcoach, the technical, business and soft skills developed through our apprenticeship would be transferable to a range of businesses – in Pittsburgh or elsewhere.
Simcoach Games is now accepting applicants for the Game Development Apprenticeship Program. Candidates who have demonstrated quality software development work, academic or otherwise, are strongly encouraged to apply. There is no requirement for game development experience or a college degree.
Simcoach’s Game Development Registered Apprenticeship Program builds on the success of its inaugural Game Design Apprenticeship where collaborative, hands-on, project-based activities enable apprentices to make real and valuable contributions to the portfolio. of Simcoach products and games catalogue. Simcoach believes its learning method would benefit companies looking to develop the next generation of employees for technical and digital careers. As part of its commitment to the Pittsburgh business community, Simcoach welcomes inquiries about how to integrate technical education into a framework for learning about innovation, creativity, and teamwork. , and how this framework prepares young adults for technical careers fundamental to the growth of the company and the region.
About Simcoach Games
Since 2005, Simcoach Games has been at the forefront of creating engaging, imaginative and highly interactive virtual learning solutions. Having produced hundreds of video games with millions of downloads for major commercial enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions, Simcoach games facilitate active learning, encourage positive behavior change, and streamline training. Visit simcoachgames.com to see our games in action and how we make a difference for our customers, partners and diverse learning communities.