Simcoach Games announced an expanded workforce development initiative to address internal talent needs and market demand for online gaming, immersive learning, and metaverse development talent. With three levels of talent, including a summer pre-apprenticeship program for aspiring high school seniors and recent graduates, an ongoing internship program for college students, and ongoing full-time registered apprenticeships for high school graduates, these initiatives position Simcoach as a leader. foundational technology training resource for next-generation media experiences, healthcare applications, business processes, and educational instruction.
Building on the success of the 2021 Summer Apprenticeship Program, Simcoach’s 2022 Workforce Development Initiative has added a more diverse array of participants to bring new perspectives, ideas and insight. energy to creating transformational online experiences. By collaborating with the resident expertise of the Simcoach studio, this cohort of apprentices and interns will build applications on neurodiversity and the environment while developing technical, creative and business skills transferable to multiple applications, companies and sectors.
Simcoach Games COO Julie Linnelli said, “We launched these immersive technology apprenticeship and internship programs because we recognized the need for talent pools in our business and community, as well as the local youth desire for these advanced, multi-level, work-based programs. learning experiences. We were overwhelmed by the huge response, and it was truly inspiring to watch these young people create tech solutions to solve complex problems through highly engaging online experiences.
Apprentices and trainees will be trained, coached, managed and supervised according to the “Simcoach-way”. This means that apprentices and trainees will be Simcoach employees with assignments directly related to Simcoach product development strategy and business objectives. Instruction will be led by Simcoach studio staff, with development sprints, conceptualization and prototyping, testing and validation, presentation to senior management, and culminating in integration into the Simcoach catalog. Activities will be hands-on and team-based to prepare apprentices and interns for eventual employment with Simcoach or other companies where innovation, technical sophistication and design thinking are valued.
“Through these apprenticeship and internship programs, Simcoach has established itself as a leading talent developer that enables commercial enterprises, healthcare providers, government agencies and academic institutions to keep pace. market demand for next-generation online experiences. We invite local businesses and nonprofit communities to visit our apprenticeship and internship programs to see how we’re building the future workforce the Simcoach way. Together, we can place the Pittsburgh region at the forefront of conceptualizing, developing and implementing playful and immersive metaverse solutions that deliver innovative online experiences and competitive business advantages,” said John Lucke, Director of Simcoach’s growth.