Design Interactive Inc. (DII) — an Orlando-based company that provides augmented reality fleet maintenance and training for the transportation industry — has partnered with an Arkansas group to introduce a new generation to the skilled trades.
“Be Pro Be Proud,” an initiative of the Associated Industries of Arkansas Foundation, is using DII’s augmented reality software in a mobile workshop that travels to high schools and middle schools so students can have a hands-on, professional experience.
The trailer houses an air disc brake system inspection and assembly game driven by DII’s augmented reality software. The faster and more accurately students complete each task, the more points they earn.
“We are proud to support efforts to raise awareness of career choices in transportation to students and to change the perception of parents and educators about these skilled professions,” said Matt Johnston, DII’s division head of commercial solutions.