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Rivers East Workforce Development Board Update!

Our partners over at the Rivers East Workforce Development Board hosted an NC Simulation Station event with a local school systems and other coordinating organizations. The event was called “Better Jobs, Better Skills”, and it focused on youth as well as adult jobseekers. The youth who participated in the learned to play the simulations in a very short amount of […]

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August Update- COVID

We wanted to provide a quick update to everyone on the status of the NC Simulation Station, and its related activities. As most of you know, COVID19 has disrupted a lot of activities for school-aged children, and our project has certainly been impacted. The good news is that our school project is moving forward, and it has expanded from one […]

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Swiss Game Developer Joins Simulation Partnership

The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (UCPCOG) is working with education and technology partners to develop innovative ways to introduce area youth to career pathways available within the five county region.  The current initiative, named the Regional Simulation Partnership (RSP), is intended to use virtual game simulations that match up with local area industries or occupations, and use a […]

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STEAM Week 2019 E-Sports and Gaming Concepts

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WEBINAR PRESENTATION!!!!! Key Points! Gaming concepts introduced into school settings can increase the overall GPA of students that participate Over 80% of students in the U.S. routinely play games online Gaming concepts are implemented more successfully in a school setting when there is a designed curriculum A recent article over on Variety’s website highlights a study done by the Entertainment Software Association, and it continues to show that gaming is going mainstream in American households. It stated that 65% of U.S. adults play video games for fun and recreation, 57% of adults play video games with their children, and the average age of the modern gamer is 33. The main point here is that video […]

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Site Resources Added – Guides and Videos

The NC Simulation Station site has gotten some updates recently, and we wanted to make sure you knew about them. Game Hardware, Games List, and Video Guides The simulations don’t require a mega computer to run, but they do require computers that can do a little more than open Microsoft Office and stream Youtube videos. Be sure to check out […]