On June 24, 2019, Mohawk College officially opened its new EON AVR Development Lab.
The new lab, built in partnership with EON Reality, will support and build on the Virtual Reality community in Ontario, positioning Mohawk College as a leading location for AVR development and education in North America. This new facility is the first of its kind in Canada, offering students the opportunity to specialize in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development, coding, modeling and animation with a focus on industrial, medical and educational uses. Students have access to these new state-of-the-art test facilities as they are trained in the various elements of AVR production.
“We are always looking for new opportunities that benefit our partners and our students. This partnership is an excellent example of how we can all succeed through collaboration,” said Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie. “Mohawk is the first college in Canada to offer this program with EON Reality. We are proud to be the first, but more importantly, we are excited by what this means for our students and the employers we serve.
“Students get hands-on training in one of the fastest growing technologies on the planet and receive a college certificate in Augmented and Virtual Reality. Employers get access to people with the skills they need to compete and succeed in this cutting-edge industry.”
The official opening was attended by dozens of community and industry partners, looking to better understand the opportunities the fast-growing technology offers them.