Interplay Learning, a provider of online training for skilled trades utilizing virtual reality and 3D simulations, today announced it won the software category of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards for its innovative SkillMill Skilled Trades Course Catalog. Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges.
Interplay Learning’s winning solution is the world’s first online learning experience platform offering a catalog of on-demand, video-based and first-hand, VR-enabled training solutions for HVAC and other skilled trades. Its proprietary software, VOLT creates a wider variety of real-world scenarios and situations more economically in just a few weeks, not months or years. This makes training more scalable, effective and affordable for businesses while providing the opportunity for faster career advancement.
“We’re excited SkillMill won the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Award,” said Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning. “No other similar product like it exists in the marketplace. Traditional training methods alone aren’t scalable enough, can be very expensive as well as time-consuming, and they can’t contend with the growing skills gap. Our solution is exponentially more valuable. SkillMill is already having a profound impact on the market. It’s allowing HVAC and other skilled trades to quickly build a more highly skilled workforce. Our platform cost-effectively delivers technology to the skilled trades industries that was previously only available to highly funded industries such as aviation, medical and military. SkillMill is the future of training for skilled trades.”