FOUNDRY 45s – S03E01 – Darryl Wright


Southern Company

Hi, welcome to Foundry 45s. Today we’re excited to have Darryl Wright, Senior VR/AR Developer at Southern Company. Hey, Darryl. Have you seen VR training being used in reskilling and upskilling? And if so, can you give us some examples?

Sure. You know, in today’s environment we have a lot of employees who may be moving around or maybe shifting positions, and as new employees even come on, that may be skilled in our plant or in operations, they may not be skilled in the way that we do the plants are operations. So we use VR to help bring them up to speed pretty quickly on how to do things our way as opposed to the way that maybe they’re used to. And in addition, we have a lot of operations that we do once a year, and these can be pretty dangerous, and so we want to reskill the workers which may not have seen this since last year to be able to understand what they’re getting into and remember how to do the procedures properly.