Mark your calendars and don't miss the Tech Showcase, brought to you by the AGC IT Forum, during AGC's 98th Annual Convention
in Vegas. This year's session will demonstrated how video game platforms can attract and train construction workers.
Bob McCall – Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania
Jason Malatak – Mosites Construction Company
Ken Smith – Simcoach Games
Video games according to a recent study capture the attention of over 155 million Americans. And they spend 3 billion hours a week engrossed in their games. While some may view that as a monumental waste of time, video games are not just for entertainment anymore. They have become a powerful communication and learning medium.
Two AGC chapters in Western Pennsylvania are leading the way in using video games to help potential and current members of the construction workforce to assess career fit, explore construction careers, learn basic skills and experience what they are learning virtually. In this year’s AGC Technology Showcase, you will see some of these amazing video games and hear about the results they are producing.
By attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Experience, firsthand, how powerful video games can be used as a communication and learning medium.
- Explore different types of video games, including micro-games, short 3-5 minute experiences that grab your attention and get right to the point.
- Examine the benefits of the effective use of video games in attracting and recruiting new employees.
- Demonstrate how video games can be used for workforce development and training.