JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, will co-present at the Augmented World Expo, May 30 - June 1, 2018, in Santa Clara, California.

Rick Smith, senior director of  global product training at JLG Industries, and Greg Meyers, co-owner and CEO of ForgeFX Simulations, will present “Virtual Training in the Access Industry” on June 1, 2018, from 3 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. in Room B4 of the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Their presentation will focus on how virtual reality helps improve access lift operator training by reducing trainee idle and evaluation time. They will also discuss how VR training provides a safe environment to practice and learn, improving the confidence and skill of first-time operators.

“Virtual reality training is a truly unique experience where trainees are able to practice skills in realistic job site situations without the added pressure of being in an actual machine. Not only does this help build their confidence, but it allows us to troubleshoot our own training programs to develop best practices and real-time process improvements in both our training centers and on the job site,” said Rick Smith, senior director, global product training for JLG Industries, Inc.

In 2017, JLG introduced the company’s newest iteration of its virtual training simulator to customers. The simulator uses advanced gamification learning to familiarize operators with the controls and operation of boom lifts and telehandlers.

Augmented World Expo (AWE) is an augmented and virtual reality expo with annual events in the USA, Asia, and Europe.