New VR tool launched for Scottish schools

07/11/2022
A new VR platform has been created to to promote construction careers in schools across the country. 

A NEW VR platform has been created to to promote construction careers in schools across the country. 

Pupils from Castelbrae High School were the first in the country to test a new VR system designed to promote careers in construction. Developed by Skills Development Scotland in partnership with Balfour Beatty, the new technology places headset users right at the heart of the Edinburgh Futures Institute construction site without having to leave the classroom.

The new tech is being officially launched at a construction festival for secondary schools taking place in Edinburgh as part of Scottish Careers Week (7th -11th November 2022) 


SDS Director James Russell (left) and Balfour Beatty CEO Hector MacAuley CBE show off the new Virtual Reality (VR) construction platform to pupils from Castlebrae High School

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