A Yorkshire-based e-learning company has teamed up with a Stockport company that delivers innovative training courses and provides licences of learning simulations, to offer a unique learning experience to housing and construction professionals.
The first joint event that Virtual College and pixelfountain are staging is a free workshop in Manchester for key personnel in the social housing, construction and regeneration sectors.
Hayley Rutter, partnership manager from Virtual College, believes the new partnership could lead to exciting new expansion plans for both businesses.
“Virtual College has been established since 1995 and now boasts well over one million online learners across the country in organisations large and small.
“We have several e-Academies which offer sector-specific courses covering the areas of business, construction, healthcare, housing, education and safeguarding.
“In order to remain a market leader we are continually looking for complementary strategic partnerships and the products developed by pixelfountain are a perfect fit for our portfolio.”
In the workshop, delegates will discover how “serious games” can inspire and improve resource management in community development.
The games allow learners to apply real life decisions to a simulated game environment so they can see how the decisions they make impact on the whole community.
Paul Ladley from pixelfountain said:
“Our serious games blend the best of traditional and interactive learning, and to date we have been able to train more than 6,500 individuals in what is now a tried and tested yet still innovative approach.
“We have been looking for a strategic partner for some time and Virtual College fit the bill because of its reputation for innovation and customer engagement.”