Virtual Reality Learning Initiative (VIRLI)
The Virtual Reality Learning Initiative (VIRLI) is a collaborative effort to provide training opportunities in targeted areas.
VIRLI will initially focus on the following areas:
- Skilled trades
- Health care
- Law enforcement
- Life skills for special education
VIRLI is bringing together Intermediate School Districts, private sector labor and management, as well as state resources to provide a unique experience using Virtual Reality to expose potential employees to career opportunities as well as cutting-edge training for existing employees.
One additional value of VIRLI is the exposure to VR gained by young people. The use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is growing dramatically, and Michigan has the opportunity to be a hub of development for education and training.
VIRLI will create a talent development track that starts at the Intermediate School District level, runs through community colleges and the MSU Game Development program and finishes with Great Lakes Reality Labs and other potential Michigan-based private sector opportunities.