Serious Labs, the Edmonton-based company which creates experiential learning solutions for workforce training, virtual reality (VR) heavy equipment training simulators and blended learning solutions, and Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring training solutions to the students of GPRC. Together they will implement Serious Labs’ current VR training solutions as well as collaborate on and pilot new learning solutions to achieve an expanded vision and scope for technical training in northwestern Alberta.

As a first step of this initiative in Q1 2021, GPRC and Serious Labs will introduce Serious Labs’ Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) operator training simulator into a pilot program with the intent of developing a series of micro-credentials to ensure that GPRC apprentices are jobsite ready. Existing skilled tradespeople will also have the ability to augment their jobsite readiness. The initiative will create an added benefit to employers and site owners who will be able to reduce the time and expense of providing additional training to employees.

Serious Labs has delivered VR solutions for multiple industry leaders around the globe, including United Rentals, Bechtel, DOW, Syncrude, the U.S. Department of Energy, Shell, Singapore International Airport, British Airways, Rapid Access, Loxam, Riwal, and Nationwide Platforms.