Strategic goals of the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development
CUCWD supports demand-driven education, research, dissemination and outreach that will advance economic development and enhance employment opportunities for South Carolinians thereby providing industry with a highly qualified talent pool of next generation technicians, engineers and scientists. Our strategic goals include:
Design high-quality digital learning tools
Create curricula, virtual reality simulations, and teaching and learning resources for online and hybrid environments
Facilitate distribution of digital learning tools
Accelerate the dissemination of our learning tools via EducateWorkforce.com
Improve technological workforce diversity and quality
Utilize sustainable pathways and innovative STEM integration
Provide rigorous evidence-based research
Technological education and workforce development research projects
Virtual Reality Simulations and Digital Learning Tools
CUCWD creates novel learning experiences with rich media and virtual reality simulations. Our online learning platform, EducateWorkforce™, is designed for easy accessibility and comprehensive means of engagement.
Virtual Reality Development
The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development actively produces virtual reality simulations in-house for educational partners and industry clients.
Simulation content covers a wide spectrum of scenarios including full manufacturing floor representations to proprietary equipment function and safety features.
Our simulations are designed for maximum accessibility, and run inside a web browser in virtually any operating system.
Online Learning Platform: EducateWorkforce™
CUCWD’s online learning platform is called EducateWorkforce™. It is the first platform specifically built for and tailored to the unique needs of 2-year institutions. It consists of both basic and advanced courses focusing on the needs of technician education.
EducateWorkforce™ is comprised of video lectures, virtual reality simulations, open texts, and interactive assessments.
Students express what they know through varied, targeted and research based assessment strategies, activities and instant learner feedback.
Online Learning Modules Created
Virtual Reality Simulations Created
CUCWD depends on strong relationships with our partners from technical colleges and industry. We wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals without their support, and their feedback is essential in shaping our offerings and activities.
“The VR simulations are far better than anything I envisioned. CA2VES has only strengthened my commitment to bringing this technology into everyday manufacturing.”
Institute for Advanced Composites
“The digital resources CA2VES/CUCWD offers small to medium size manufacturing firms will help them not only compete around the globe, but also retain employees.”
“CA2VES is leading technician education across a new educational frontier.”
Florence-Darlington Technical College