A local college has taken a huge step into the future. Telford College officially opened its new £750,000 virtual and augmented reality suite in December.
More than half a million pounds of funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has helped create the new suite, which will train students and workers in the innovative digital and technical skills vital to the region’s economy. It has been kitted out with the latest immersive virtual and augmented reality teaching aids and software packages, including a virtual reality ‘cave’ which can transport you into a learning or working environment anywhere in the world, recreating any climate, or environment, interactive mirrors and motion simulators.
Principal Graham Guest says, “We’re all really excited about the opportunities this new suite will open up for students, as well as for our partners and local businesses.
“This is the future of learning – education has to adapt to young people’s modern-day lifestyles, which means we should no longer put all the emphasis on traditional classroom-style tuition.”