Steve Clark, M.P.P. gets real — virtually!

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The Employment + Education Centre (www.eecentre.com) was thrilled to host Steve Clark, M.P.P. for Leeds- Grenville Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, for a personal demonstration of the CareerLabsVR software program, an interactive virtual reality, career-based simulation tool.

CareerLabsVR is a state-of-the-art system that allows job seekers to explore exciting, high demand career opportunities using the power of Virtual Reality. The mission of the Employment + Education Centre (EEC), a charitable organization founded in 1986, is to empower our clients with the employment and life skills to enhance their quality of life through the delivery of excellent services.

The EEC supports the direction of the Ontario government to ensure that Ontario is Open for Business by ensuring that Ontarians are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities of employment both now and in the future.

“Ontario’s Government for the People is helping employers and workers to better fill the demand for skilled trades and apprenticeship jobs and bringing quality jobs back to Ontario by cutting red tape. The province is taking the first steps to modernize and transform Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system.” (news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2018/10/open-for-business-modernizing-ontarios-apprenticeshipsystem.html)

Mr. Clark added, “I want to thank Sue and her team for the tour and the update on the great work the Employment and Education Centre is doing to support local employers and job seekers in our community. I’m proud that we have leading-edge tools like the virtual reality simulator available locally to help connect people with an exciting and rewarding career in the skilled trades.”

According to Susan Watts, Executive Director of EEC: “as the demand for skilled workers increases, so does the need to provide practical, comprehensive skills-based training for job seekers. CareerLabsVR – provides a unique solution towards connecting the right worker with the right job, thus reducing recruitment, training and certification time and expense while enabling the prospective candidate to gain an enhanced and realistic understanding to the career and what it entails.”

CareerLabsVR will be showcased at the upcoming Cannexus Conference on January 28-30 in Ottawa. (www.cannexus.ca) For more information about the CareerLabsVR experience please visit www.oneboxvr.com/careerlabsvr.

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