Innovation and technology has also been a major focus to enhance manufacturing skills companies are looking to build on – specifically in welding or painting. East Hartford manufacturer VR Sim has taken that to the next level, creating a training tool based in virtual reality. 

Matthew Wallace, CEO of the company, considers this training an immersive learning tool that engages manufacturing students and modernizes learning. The virtual reality simulation program creates competition among students as it keeps score and ranks the best players like any other video game.