VR Based Training Programme

Major jobs initiative using VR-based training programme for job-seekers and skills-hungry sectors

Skills VR and the Ministry of Social Development are holding VR Job Expos at events around
the motu following a successful pilot.
The organisations’ virtual reality training tool allows people to experience immersive learning –
offering them the chance to experience real-world working environments safely.

The VR tool is designed to give people a flavour of the work available, simulate actual tasks,
and deliver industry training and accreditation. Job seekers who complete training modules at
an expo receive credentials to add to their CV right then and there.

Upcoming VR Job Expo Dates

3 November Employment Expo, Impact Hub Kapiti
4 November LSV Auckland, RNZAF Base Auckland Whenuapai Auckland
8 November Site Safe, Manukau Skills Hub Auckland
10 November VR Job Expo, Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre Nelson
10 November Women in Trades Expo, Barge Showgrounds Event Centre Whangārei
11 November VR Job Expo, Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose Auckland
14 November Ōpōtiki High School Event Ōpōtiki
15 November LSV Trentham, Youth Development Unit Upper Hutt
16 November Women Inspire, PIC House Porirua
18 & 19 November Fast and Forward Forestry Expo, Rotorua Race Course Rotorua
23 November VR Job Expo, Manukau Jobs and Skills Hub Auckland
26 & 27 November Ngai Tahu Event Christchurch
28-30 November VR Job Expo, Invercargill Connected Site Invercargill
30 Nov – 3 December Hort NZ, Mystery Creek Field Days Waikato
1 December VR Job Expo, Raumanga Whangarei
2 December VR Job Expo, Waitakere Community Link (WINZ) Auckland
9 December VR Job Expo, Takapuna Community Link (WINZ) Auckland
15 February 2023 VR Job Expo, Venue TBD Motueka