CareerLabs VR (for 8th-12th grade students) combines career exploration with the power of virtual reality, so students can experience hands-on careers from the comfort and safety of the classroom. Instead of viewing a computer screen, users are immersed and able to interact in a 3D environment. The student will perform various tasks related to the career field they choose to explore. Students choose from 24 career modules and then will perform various tasks on the virtual job site - like reading a blueprint, cutting a pipe with a grinder, or operating a crane - with the most commonly used tools of their selected trade. Below is the list of 24 career experiences available. Listed at the bottom are all the schools in the PLAEA area that have taken advantage of this opportunity. If your school isn’t on the list, please fill out the booking form in order to get this experience to your students. A PLAEA consultant will facilitate the experience for your students.

Aquaculture Technician NEW
Automotive Mechanic
Construction Welder NEW
CNC Operator
Farm Laborer NEW
Heavy Equipment Operator
HVAC Technician
Hydroponics Operator NEW
Industrial Electrician
Manual Machinist
Mining Engineer
Mining Machine Operator
Pipe Fitter
Process Engineer
Registered Nurse NEW
Residential Electrician
Robotics Technician
Robotic Welding Operator
Sheet Metal Worker
Steel Production Worker
Stick Welding


Coming December 2022
Plant Geneticist
Quality Assurance
Coming 2023
Continuing Care Aid
Front Desk Agent
Line Cook
Medical Lab Technologist
Room Attendant

Where has CareerLabsVR been to?
Bishop Garrigan (2)
Emmetsburg (6x)
Estherville Lincoln Central
Greene County (4x)
H-LP (5x)
Lakes Partnership School
Manson Northwest
North Union
Sioux Central (4x)
South Central Calhoun
Southeast Valley (2)
South Hamilton
Spencer (3x)
Spirit Lake (2x)
St. Edmond
Storm Lake (9x)
Webster City (2x)

Where is CareerLabsVR going next?
Southeast Valley
Algona (2x)
Okoboji (2x)
East Sac County (2x)
Emmetsburg Catholic
Schaller-Crestland (2x)
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