The ARBS Education and Research Foundation is pleased to be associated with NEBB Australia to support the introduction of innovative virtual reality training in the air-conditioning industry.
The ARBS Education and Research Foundation was established to support education, training and research into aspects of the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. ARBS Exhibitions establish the Foundation to be a channel through which it can return to the industry the benefits of the highly successful biennial trade exhibition. In just a few years the Foundation has channelled over $150,000 back into the industry training and research.
NEBB Australia is pioneering the use of virtual reality training in aspects of air and water balancing of air-conditioning systems. Through the adoption of virtual reality training systems, industry workers will be able to gain access to training which has been unavailable up to now. Lack of appropriate training facilities has meant this type of training has been denied to people except in a relatively small number of locations.
The virtual reality training now coming online will provide unique opportunities to people.
An early development of the training was on display at the 2018 ARBS exhibition in Sydney. With a funding grant provided by the Foundation further training modules have now been developed.
Representing NEBB Australia, the company which is undertaking the development of the training modules presented examples of the training to the recent AHR exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. Keen interest was shown by the many people who took the opportunity to experiment with the virtual reality training module. Everyone gave it the “thumbs up”.
Because water and air balancing, and commissioning training facilities are catering for a niche market they are not readily available. Virtual reality training modules of this type will prove to be a game changer in providing access to training, David Eynon, executive officer of the Foundation said.