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Edit 13 December 2020
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Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.
Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.
On September 22, at a special opening event at Valmiera Vocational Training Center, the ribbon was cut, opening the 3D Virtual Cave in the programming laboratory.

It is a super modern educational technology (EdTech) that will be introduced in the educational process of the Valmiera Vocational Training Center. The 3D Virtual Cave will also be available on request to students and teachers of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera Secondary School of Design and Art, other educational institutions in the region, as well as entrepreneurs of Valmiera city and Greater Valmiera. 

The 3D Virtual Cave is a four-plane spatial training laboratory allowing young people to create real-size visualizations and simulating work in a variety of environments, for example in regards to occupational safety, environmental accessibility and design. Rūta Gintaute - Marihina, Head of the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education and Science, points out: “Such virtual reality technology is unique in Latvian educational system. The nearest similar EdTech tool is available only in Germany, which means that Valmiera Vocational Training Center will currently be the only educational institution in Eastern Europe with such technology. It is a pleasure that very soon this technology will be available for young people to learn both professional and general education subjects in a modern way.” 

By developing and integrating relevant content, the 3D Virtual Cave allows to look at technologies, learn more about biology, geography, physics and chemistry. In the 3D Cave, students, for example, will be able to project and simulate the principles of operation of a logistics warehouse, as well as gain full understanding of various technological processes. Students of all professions will be able to simulate possible situations in the workplace and look for the most successful solutions. The technology will be a great support for young mechatronics and metalworking specialists in creating models of any objects or automated equipment. By transferring the created models to the 3D virtual laboratory, they will be able to simulate and test the functionality of the object, as well as the compatibility of designs and details. It will also be an excellent resource for the young programming technicians.

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Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Valmiera Vocational Training Center introduces the 3D Virtual Cave, the only such 3D virtual laboratory in Eastern Europe.

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