The 3D visualization, 3D scanning and printing, and Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR & AR) sector are growing exponentially worldwide with significant demand for skilled designers, technologists, analysts and consultants. Virtual and Augmented reality applications are being developed across many sectors including, construction, manufacturing, medicine and industrial design.
Universities and colleges have responded to the industry demand for 3D VR/AR workers by designing and launching new creative digital courses.
The challenge is to develop students’ awareness of the career opportunities across 3D Visualisation, VR and AR sector of the sector and how they may progress into these careers through HE programmes or apprenticeships.
4wardFutures have responded to this challenge by designing a programme of activity and workshops for high school and college students that will involve:
3D scanning, visualisation, printing and Virtual and Augmented Reality workshops
Visit to a University
Encounter with an employer
This programme will aim to:
Raise awareness of the potential of the 3D and creative digital sector
Demonstrate how existing interests (such as gaming or art) can transform into a skillset for the sector
Show the pathways where students can go from their current situation to a career in the sector
Jason demonstrating demonstrating AR at Manchester Science Museum
Jason demonstrating a 3D scanner he made from an XBox Connect
Student scanning fellow students. They then created 3D models from these scans which were placed in a virtual enviroment
Student exploring the virtual enviroment