Powering an equitable workforce with immersive learning | Unity for Humanity

In October, Unity hosted its Unity for Humanity summit 2021. This fully virtual, one-day summit celebrates creators around the world who are using real-time 3D (RT3D) to make a positive impact on society and the planet. In one of the sessions, we heard from two innovative ed-tech founders who are leveraging real-time 3D to transform workforce upskilling and learning.

At KnowledgePoint, we’re really passionate about discussing and promoting the up- and re-skilling of the workforce to provide for the emerging jobs in the immersive sector. Through our work with learning
organisations around the world, including Unity, we can see the economic potential of immersive technologies, but this is not widely reflected in the strategies, priorities, and investment plans of governments, businesses, or educators. We believe the challenges facing the immersive sector are much more nuanced than those facing the digital industry as a whole.

Watch the full recording of this session from the summit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44G9JCzWj5Q.

Check out our Immersive Skills Storm report with research we’ve commissioned from Infrabee, which looks at the gathering storm facing the immersive economies across Europe.

New Unity Authorized Training Partner Program Member – Be Licensed

We are happy to announce that Be Licensed has joined the Unity Authorized Training Partner (ATP) program, authorized to offer Unity Authorized Workshops and Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. 

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As Sweden’s premiere media production training company, Be Licensed is a provider of certification courses for our partners Apple, Adobe, AVID, Blackmagic Design and LearnQuest.

Their statement on joining:

“We see now more and more of an overlap between both the concepts and techniques contained in traditional postproduction with the utility and workflow in Unity for VFX and game design, so for Be Licensed it became a natural ambition to be able to offer the great Unity course catalog and certifications to our customers.

We are now happy to say we have been invited to join Unity’s Authorised Training Partner program. We’re looking forward to seeing newly certified Unity users establish themselves more and more as a valuable resource in the constantly growing market for game design/graphics, VR experiences and post-production, here in Sweden and abroad.”

We are looking forward to offer all Associate level Unity certification courses to our customers and clients.

Johan Alpmar (CEO)

Follow them on social media here:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-licensed/

https://www.facebook.com/Be.Licensed/

https://www.instagram.com/be.licensed/

New Unity Authorized Training Partner Program Member – Symetri UK

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Symetri has joined the Unity Authorised Training Partner (ATP) program, authorised to offer Unity Authorized Workshops and Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. With its expertise in the construction and manufacturing industries, Symetri is all about helping its customers to improve their capabilities and capitalise on technologies that allow them to work smarter.

As per our recent Immersive Skills Storm insight report, sectors including architecture, engineering, and construction are adopting immersive technologies as they’re proven to boost efficiency and deliver productivity gains. Businesses are calling for people with the skills to match.

With its proven experience in 3D-modelling and simulation, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and BIM (Building Information Modelling), Symetri is a perfect fit for the ATP program.

Tomas Karlsson, our Head of Channel Services says: “We’re looking forward to working with the team at Symetri as it supports its partners in developing competence in Unity Technologies skills, a key component in the further adoption of immersive technologies and a driver of economic growth.”

New UAA member – AIV – Italian Videogames Academy

AIV is one of UAA’s newly-joined partners and is Italy’s first Unity Academic Alliance partner

AIV – Italian Videogames Academy was founded in 2004 in Rome. AIV is the first Italian institute of higher education in the video game field and trains about 400 students/year with three-year courses in Programming, Graphics, and Game Design, plus the new courses of Animation & Rigging and Narrative design and a two-year course in Music for Video Game, a 1st Level Master in Music for Video Game in collaboration with the “S. Cecilia” Conservatory, 10 workshops a year with the best international developers.)    Throughout over fifteen years of activity, his students have found employment in some of the most important Italian and foreign software houses, including Sega, Ubisoft, Sony, Ninja Theory,  Techland, Remedy Entertainment, CD Projekt Red.


In 2006 AIV received the Certification of excellence in the video game field by the Minister for Innovation and Technologies Lucio Stanca. 


In Italy, AIV has collaborated with the University of Rome La Sapienza, the University of Verona, and the Rome Libraries Association and is the only training institution to collaborate with the Games Career Fair.
   

Since 2018, AIV organizes and runs the LEVEL UP – Rome Developer Conference, one of the leading international conferences on video game development, virtual simulations, and interactive works in Italy, gathering over 50 professionals from 3 continents and 15 countries with an audience of over 2000 people every year. In a few years, the event has established itself as the brand new international event of the video game industry, based on:

– respect and trust with international top professionals game developers

– a wide network of schools, institutions, and other Italian companies in the field

– a great request coming from the above-mentioned subjects

Starting from 2020, due to the successful experience gained with the first editions of the international “LEVEL UP Rome Developer Conference”, AIV has developed a new complementary strategy dedicated to the expansion of video games and the digital sector at the local and national level – the first training conference entirely dedicated to Italian schools, as regards students and professors: LEVEL UP – School Days. The event led some of the major Italian politicians and entrepreneurs involved in economic and digital development to talk about video games.

“The Italian Academy of Video games (AIV) has been funded with the aim of sharing the best knowledge and promoting high quality education, that ‘s why we are proud and honored to be part of the Unity Academic Alliance. The effort in making our best for our students brought us to join this exclusive community and be partners with one of the most advanced game engines. We would like to thank Unity for this amazing opportunity and we as AIV will carry on this new adventure with dedication and passion.” 

AIV – Italian Videogames Academy

Be sure to check AIV out on all of their social media platforms below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aiv01

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aiv01

Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/school/aiv/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabJj7b5YEALRICItSqovCw

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/aiv01

Unity Certified Instructor program

The Unity Certified Instructor program recognizes professional trainers who have demonstrated excellence in both Unity skills and teaching proficiency. 

At KnowledgePoint we support these instructors in their journey to graduation e.g. by organizing dedicated Train the Trainer bootcamps facilitated by Master Unity instructors and by bringing the instructor community together in a dedicated LinkedIn group where they can exchange notes and best practices on all things Unity & exam preparation.

This month we would like to congratulate our new Unity Certified Instructors employed by our Unity Authorized Training Partners.

 France (3W Academy & F3DF), Belgium (Cybernetic Walrus), and Hungary (3dHome

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