Dev Clever technology to personalise young people’s career development at WorldSkills LIVE in November

Dev Clever, creator of the world’s first virtual reality careers guidance platform, has today announced an exclusive partnership with WorldSkills UK to help solve the UK’s skills gap.

The partnership will see Dev Clever’s innovative careers guidance platforms Launchpad & VICTAR used during WorldSkills LIVE, the UK’s largest annual apprenticeships, skills development and careers showcase event, attracting over 70,000 young people and education professionals from 21 to 23 November at NEC Birmingham.

The show encourages young people to discover what career and course opportunities are available to them based on their interests and personality traits, through tools such as Launchpad and VICTAR, and offers first-hand experience across a huge range of skills and invaluable careers advice.

VICTAR (Virtual Interactive Careers Training & Apprenticeship Robot) is the world's first interactive, virtual reality careers guidance experience, designed specifically to engage with school children and immerse them in impartial careers information as part of a school's careers guidance programme. It has been developed in parallel with Launchpad (Launchyourcareer.com), Dev Clever’s online careers platform that brings refreshing innovation to the careers education sector.

VICTAR takes the young person through an immersive, guided virtual reality journey to discover their personality and interests.  They can explore, through full 360-degree environments, the careers and training opportunities that suit them the most. Statistics and information about each career give them information on how much they could earn, the predicted growth by region as well as video content of people in the role with insights into their work environments. 

Launchpad will be featured on the WorldSkills official website as the official careers guidance platform of WorldSkills LIVE and used by the National Careers Service to engage with young people about their future career. WorldSkills will also send it to every secondary school to use with their pupils, prior to attending the show.

Chris Jeffries, CEO at Dev Clever said:

“This is a huge partnership for Dev Clever and a testament to the innovation both Launchpad and VICTAR bring to the careers, education and UK skills sectors. WorldSkills is a benchmark organisation in the recruitment and development of skills and careers across the UK and a foundation in the reshaping of the national reformed skills sector.  This partnership demonstrates the level of excitement around our platforms and through the association with the WorldSkills LIVE event in November, Launchpad and VICTAR will be positioned as the careers guidance tool across the UK education sector.”

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