The rapid expansion of virtual reality (VR) has meant the birth of university courses that can cater for the growing demand of VR professionals needed in all aspects of the industry. Today EON Reality Inc., a VR specialist for industry, education, and edutainment, has announced a partnership with Lehman College to create a VR centre in New York City. Lehman College is a public, senior college, that is part of the City University of New York (CUNY).

With the establishment of an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) as part of Lehman College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the center will support the training of new VR and augmented reality (AR) professionals. It’ll also encourage the development of VR and AR applications that will assist in teaching Lehman’s students. The new program will be housed in the College’s satellite campus, CUNY on the Concourse.

“Lehman College is a perfect partner for EON Reality,” said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman of EON Reality. “New York City is a place where our unique combination of training and education can make a difference in people’s lives, especially when combined with Lehman College’s expertise. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality lets people learn by doing. This speeds up the entire learning process, improves retention, and helps learners make the right decisions in stressful situations. This technology is perfect for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.”

“This vital partnership with EON Reality, is but one example of how Lehman is cementing its place as the most important, mission-critical senior college of The City University of New York,” said José Luis Cruz, President of Lehman College. “This effort will provide invaluable state-of-the-art experiential training to students of our School of Continuing and Professional Studies—positioning them well for the opportunities of the burgeoning VR/AR industry.”

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