To bring real-world situations to life, workplaces are integrating virtual reality into training as a way to better prepare employees

As virtual reality grows ever more popular, leading brands are now using the tech to train employees. The applications are endless, and employers are already better preparing workers to assist customers and solve challenging issues quickly. Workplaces as diverse as Walmart, Facebook and even the U.S. Army are integrating virtual reality into training programs:

Walmart x Oculus
Walmart is distributing Oculus Go VR headsets to each of its 4,500 U.S. stores, instituting VR-based employee training nationwide. The training platform simulates events that would be difficult to run as physical training scenarios, like a Black Friday shopping rush, and also teaches employees to use new technology.

U.S. Army
The US Army is building a VR battlefield to train soldiers before they ever set foot on the ground. Dubbed the Synthetic Training Environment, the initiative uses cloud-based computing and VR technology to create a unified training environment that lets soldiers practice combat scenarios to make them more effective in a real-life situation.

Facebook
Facebook launched enterprise editions of its Oculus Go and Oculus Quest VR headsets in an aim to bring VR and AR technology to the workplace. The new tech is an extension of Facebook’s Oculus for Business, a dedicated bulk purchasing program for companies looking to expand to VR for use in corporate trainings.

As virtual reality grows ever more popular, leading brands are now using the tech to train employees. The applications are endless, and employers are already better preparing workers to assist customers and solve challenging issues quickly. Workplaces as diverse as Walmart, Facebook and even the U.S. Army are integrating virtual reality into training programs:

Walmart x Oculus Walmart is distributing Oculus Go VR headsets to each of its 4,500 U.S. stores, instituting VR-based employee training nationwide. The training platform simulates events that would be difficult to run as physical training scenarios, like a Black Friday shopping rush, and also teaches employees to use new technology.