The Amazing Ways Honeywell Is Using Virtual And Augmented Reality To Transfer Skills To Millennials

The Oil and Gas Industry is facing a problem – the “baby boomer” generation is retiring, and taking their skills and experience with them. Jostling to replace them are the millennials – a generation with a very different outlook on life and work. For millennials, the average tenure in a job position is two years.

In technical roles, where it can take from six months to a year to train up a new recruit on the systems and processes, this clearly can lead to a great deal of wasted time and effort. Honeywell, the multinational engineering, industrial and aerospace conglomerate is betting on a new generation of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) training tools to close this gap. The plan is to drastically reduce the time it takes to bring new employees up to speed, as well as redefine expectations on training and working practice to more closely align with millennial values.

Author: Bernard Marr


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