Your Name and Title:

Mark Andersen, Co-founder, CEO


Library, School, or Organization Name:



Co-Presenter Name(s):

Iveta Kalisova, Martin Bukacek


Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

San Francisco, California

Brno, Czech Republic


Language in Which You Will Present:


Czech if desired


Target Audience(s):

Librarians, Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers

Community College counselors

Workforce investment board career coaches (WIOA/One Stop Centers)

Non-government organizations


Short Session Description (one line):

Precision career mapping through virtual reality field trips leading to training programs in virtual realty.


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This session will explore how career mapping and workforce training is now being done digitally in 3D using virtual reality. It will explain how services can deliver support for instructors and students through distance learning and digital literacy to ensure everyone can upskill and reskill into high demand careers amidst our accelerating world of artificial intelligence and automation.


Keeping adults ”learning and earning” in the face of online educational needs and expectations demonstrates the importance of focused career service systems to address the most pressing digital challenges. Learn about specific strategies to offer the power of learning in virtual environments, as an additional teaching modality to in-person learning. Presenters will share perspective and experience learned over the past six years with a particular focus on the big shift to online learning that started due to Covid in 2020. It will go through today with and emphasis on reaching deeper into every community including and especially for those communities so far ‘under-accessed’ by traditional educational providers. Learn about meaningful and effective precision career navigation to help career seekers manifest individualized career maps (ICM) through tools and systems that leverage state-of-the-art technology such as a digital career navigation platform and virtual reality. Career on-ramps via synchronous and asynchronous digital learning resources result in a ‘second teacher’ ‘classroom’ and a digital ‘textbook’ available through virtual reality headsets that don’t require internet connection to access learning content. This first-in-the-U.S. project all leads to nationally recognized industry credentials in collaboration with Nevada’s community colleges and other educational providers.


This session would focus on achieving these three (3) learning objectives for participants:

1) To provide an overview of how synchronized systems can advance digital literacy and why that is so vital

2) To present clear examples of how to leverage innovative educational technology in 3D to bring a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus to everyone seeking a high demand career while working in our new, hyper-connected world of artificial intelligence and automation.

3) To prepare participants to see the connection between automation, jobs, training and the economic health of their community


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