Reshaping education ❤ Molding the future of learning
Complex manipulations, high temperature equipment, and potentially fatal maneuvers are an integral part of a metallurgist’s everyday tasks; so, it goes without saying that training is of prime importance.
As such, Quebec’s Metallurgy Sectoral Workforce Committee (CSMO-M), located at the CÉGEP de Trois-Rivières, decided to take an immersive turn. In collaboration with OVA, the organization completely revised the training courses offered to its members in order to recreate them entirely virtually. With the majority of its trades being complex and rather dangerous, training in a simulated environment proves to be a safe, efficient, and less expensive solution than on-site training, in addition to facilitating the onboarding of new metallurgists, and helping general staff retention.
A series of courses, considered fundamental to the industry, were identified, thoroughly researched, and digitized. The result? An introductory metallurgy class, acting as a springboard for students wanting to begin or improve their technical training.