The VR simulations we provide gives users the opportunity to explore, learn, and discover a variety of career options through the immersive power of virtual reality. This system, not only gives job seekers tailored career information, but also the ability to see, hear, and experience the job… without ever leaving the Career Practitioner’s office.
Allowing the job seeker to immerse themselves in a career experience, something that has been missing from traditional career decision-making methods. Research indicates that 90% of what we see and do is retained, making virtual reality incredibly beneficial in involving job seekers.
Heavy Equipment Operator
It’s your first day on the job and your crew has been called in to excavate a collapsed storm drain so a replacement can be installed. As the equipment operator on site you’re going to need to spend your shift getting familiar with the controls and loading up two trucks with rubble before break time.
Maneuver an excavator through a construction site and try your hand at loading a dump truck. See how your skills align with what it may be like to work in this career.
In this simulation, work from a metropolitan rooftop to assess the performance of heating and cooling units. Then troubleshoot broken fans, wires, refrigerant levels and complete other tasks an HVAC technician may face in a day on the job.
In this simulation, run diagnostics, submit performance logs, perform maintenance work, and adjust line speeds as you work to ensure all is running efficiently on a manufacturing line.
See how steady your hand is as you work to weld steel beams of an industrial building. Enjoy a little practice time working to understand the skills needed to become a welder.
In this experience install new appliances, find and fix broken wires, assess the voltage, learn how to troubleshoot outlet repair, assess outlet voltage and use some of the tools that are unique to this trade.
In the Mining Engineer simulation the explorer will experience some of the planning phases of building a mine. They will learn to pilot a drone and take pictures of key locations around the proposed mine site. The explorer will then learn about the different types of mines that could be constructed at this site. They will then use this information to select which type of mine should be constructed.
In the Process Engineer simulation the explorer will learn to use and monitor four different machines involved in the production of iron ore pellets. These machines are hammer crushers, magnetic separators, froth flotation cells, and disc pelletizers. The explorer works in an office environment where they will learn to adjust the different configuration values for the machines and can manage any maintenance required.
In the Pipefitter simulation the explorer will learn to measure and cut large water pipes and help with the installation process. The simulation takes place at an outdoor construction site for a new hydro electric dam. The explorer will need to read and interpret the blueprints in this simulation to cut the pipes to the correct size. The explorer will be guided through this process to cut the first pipe and will then need to use what they have learned to cut the second pipe independently. The explorer will then work with the excavator driver to place the pipe in the correct location and secure it in place.er.
Mining Machine Operator
In the Machine Operator simulation the career explorer learns to drive a cable shovel excavator. The explorer will use the cable shovel to fill haul trucks with dirt from the mine which contains hematite rock. This machine is very large and it moves at a slow, controlled speed.
Robotic Welder Operator
In the Robotic Welding Operator simulation, the explorer will work in a facility that manufactures engines for wind turbines. Here they will learn to set-up and program robotic welding arms to weld the engines. First the explorer will select the right types of robot arms based off of a work order. They will then learn to select the correct parameters for each type of robot arm. The explorer will also need to determine where the robot arms will weld either through pattern selection or location selection. This simulation has an emphasis on problem-solving and time management. The explorer must follow a very precise work order and ensure that deadlines are met.
Steel Production Worker
In the steel production worker simulation, you will get to work on a large basic oxygen furnace which is used to produce molten steel from molten iron. The experience will begin with you in a control room overlooking the large production floor and you’ll need to prepare for your tasks. You will control large machinery such as a magnet crane, scrap box, and iron ladle inside the production facility using joysticks, levers and buttons. During this simulation, you will need to perform a heat, which is when a mixture of scrap metal and molten iron are blasted with high pressure oxygen used to melt the mixture down into steel.
In the CNC Operator simulation, the explorer will be tasked with working on a large CNC vertical milling machine. Exsplorers will need to interpret and read design drafts, and then program the functionality of the machine. During the simulation, you will need to use a control pendant to program the machine to move around, turn on and off and perform several different cuts of a raw piece of metal, you will also need to work on various tools required to set up an operator CNC machine, like an air gun and vice.
In the Manual Machinist simulation, explorers will go through the process of working on a large manual lathe and manual milling machine. You will be tasked with reading and interpreting design drafts that display what the user will need to do. During the simulation you also will need to clean, set up and make two different types of cuts using a lathe machine by rotating and moving the cutting tool around using multiple hand wheels. In addition, explorers will also need to clean, set up and drill 4 holes using a manual milling machine by adjusting its location on the pallet of this machine using cranks and levers.
Sheet Metal Worker
In the Sheet Metal Worker simulation, the explorer will have to first assemble and then install metal ducts. You will learn about manipulating sheet metal using Guillotines and bending brakes to cut and bend sheet metal into the required sizes. During the simulation you will use common tools like Hammers and drills in order to assemble the duck out of sheet metal. To finish out the simulation you will need to install the ducks in an unfinished basement based off of a blueprint that they will need to set up.
In the Construction Welder simulation, explorers will will be able to try out the three main types of welding on an unfinished building:
- They will use MIG welding to fix a broken skid steer loader on the bottom floor.
- They will use TIG welding to connect two pipes together on the second floor.
- On the top floor of the building, they will use stick welding to connect rebar together for the foundation.
Each type of welding has a different type of setup and the way that you weld is slightly different.
Find out more about the labour market info on these careers in Saskatchewan.
Work Prep is a proud partner of the Ministry of Immigration and Training, who provides funding to support the delivery this program.