The 3D animated Virtual Project Manager app allows young people to try building new virtual homes. The game is intended to showcase - in an innovative, fun and engaging way - opportunities in the construction sector, whilst portraying skills needed to enter the profession.
The developers use virtual reality technology as a new tool to deliver educational messages to a young audience and believe the technology offers boundless possibilities for education and training engagement.
The app is available through the Google Play online store and was launched during the 2017 annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week. It was developed as part of Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work Live! programme in collaboration with the Construction Industry Training Board, Heriot-Watt University and Animmersion UK Ltd. My World of Work Live! comprises interactive exhibits and activities made to inspire young people to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The 3D career construction app won the UK Career Development Award for Best Use of Technology in Career Development in 2017.