VIRTUAL REALITY EDUCATION
Economic Development for tomorrow’s work force
It is widely considered that Virtual Reality technology and applications are where web technology was in the early 90s and smartphones in the early 2000s. If Mississippi takes advantage of this emerging marketplace early on, it can find itself becoming one of the leading tech hubs in the country.
In Partnership with Lobaki VR Academy, from Clarksdale Mississippi we are bringing Jackson students a taster of the opportunities & possibilities to them through Education in Virtual Reality.
VIRTUAL REALITY Spring break workshop
12th - 16th March
Free to JPS students 16+
The Lobaki VR Academy provides students an immersive introduction to Virtual Reality and the tools and techniques used to create VR experiences. The exciting aspect of creating VR experiences is that not everyone has to have a computer science interest or be a coder. VR experience creation requires a number of disciplines such as, set design, texturing, lighting, audio, sound effects, music, animation, drawing to name a few.
In the true spirit of the MsLIGHT Collaborative VR experience is a creative S.T.E.A.M. collaboration experience.
The goal of the week is to give the students, parents & teachers a taster of what a VR education can bring to the skill sets of those who partake.
Should there be an interest in taking VR education further in Jackson, a 6 week summer camp would be available. The camp will take the students through all parts of the process of VR fully & they will finish being able to deliver a full professional VR experience.
Depending on the quality and completeness of the product, a market and development team will be created to support the students and take the product forward to market.
The Lobaki VR Academy leads directly to economic development and job creation wherever it is operating.
The VR Academy is geared toward opening the door for students, giving them enough skills & knowledge for them to continue their education & explorations in VR themselves through projects. The Academy fundamentally supports economic development, job creation and a sustainable enterprise
‘We aren’t interested in simply awarding our students a certificate at the completion of their training. Rather, we want to provide them a future.’ Vince Jordan, Founder of Lobaki VR Academy.