20Squared Project: Work Pl►ys VR Game
Workforce Plus developed the ‘20Squared’ Work Pl►ys Virtual Reality (VR) Work Experience Game prototype to support young people at risk of long-term unemployment engage with the disability services sector as a potential pathway into work.
The Work Pl►ys VR game prototype was trialed in metropolitan and regional Victoria with up to 380 young people (15 to 24 years of age) between August 2017 and April 2018. It provides a fully immersive 360-degree experience with scenarios of typical disability service work developed in consultation with leading sector providers.
Workforce Plus worked with existing agencies / trial stakeholders providing employment & training support for young people, including jobactive providers, Disability Employment Service providers, Transitions to Work providers, Jobs Victoria Employment Network providers, Reconnect, Secondary schools, Community VCAL, Community agencies/organisations, Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs), Registered Training organisations (RTO’s), Learn Locals, TAFEs and Youth services including multicultural and indigenous services.
Work Pl►ys VR Scenarios
The Work Pl►ys VR Game was designed and developed in partnership with young people, the creative arts and the disability sector. It is built from the perspective of the young person in work experience, as seen through the eye of the camera. Embedded in the scenarios are short game play experiences that focus the participant on risks and opportunities in working in the disability services sector: a “Welcome to Work Experience”, “Cooking for dinner”, “Going Shopping” and “Final Reflections”.
FLO greets you to your Work Experience
in the disability sector.
Cooking Scene involving a carer and Kelly who has down syndrome.
Following the cooking scene, 3 testimonials of young people who participated in a real work experience and share their reflections.
Shopping Scene at a fancy dress shop involving a carer and Jack who has Aspergers.
Following the shopping scene, 3 testimonials of young people who participated in a real work experience and share their reflections.
Return to the foyer for a moment of reflection about what you have learnt and observed…