Vizzio Technologies, a Singapore-based technology company specialised in creating and virtualising digital realities, entered into a three-year partnership with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to launch a centre of excellence — called the Universal Omniverse Experience Centre — at ITE College Central.
Intended to deliver training programs to students and adult learners, the Centre will leverage next-generation technologies including AI-powered Geo-Spatial, 3D virtualisation and Digital Twin solutions.
“Together with Vizzio, we are delivering a holistic curriculum, integrating education and real-world applications of 3D technologies to demonstrate the power of spatial data for industrial and smart city projects,” said Suresh Natarajan, principal of ITE College Central.
As part of the partnership, Vizzio will focus on training ITE students, ITE lecturers and adult learners in 3D modelling and visualisation including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Building Information Modelling (BIM), Unreal Game Engine and Mixed and Virtual Reality (MR/VR).
The courses are targeted at addressing three key pillars — manpower capability, SME digitalisation and Go-Green.
Vizzio will provide ITE with advisory services to support the development of a new multi-disciplinary curriculum for students as part of a revamped Game & Immersive Applications course.
The company will also support ITE’s ambitions to drive digital education with the creation of an Avatar Teacher with a humanised face and text-based technology support, which will be embedded into PowerPoint presentations and learning applications.
Further, Vizzio is also a sponsor for the ITE Work-Study Diploma (WSDip) that aims to develop and nurture the next generation of Singapore thinkers with real life work experience.
For adult learners looking at sharpening their deep tech knowledge and skills, VIZZO will co-develop and co-deliver training courses under ITE’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) framework. ITE staff will also benefit from industry attachments to upgrade their skills.
Vizzio and ITE will also jointly design and curate short courses on geo-spatial technologies for adult learners and the industry. By creating an edu-industry community platform, this will provide opportunities for lifelong learning, workforce adaptability by co-creating with industry and help SMEs digitalise their operations.
Integrating live video streaming and BIM (Building Information Modelling) technologies, Vizzio and ITE will explore a Smart Building GIS (geographic information system) solution. This will help promote a digital ecosystem within the industry as students and SMEs can better visualise data, taking the theoretical to practical and measuring predictions or impacts more accurately and efficiently.
“While 3D virtualization and Digital Twin technologies have been around for a while, they are typically complex, clunky, and expensive,” said Jon Li, CEO and founder of Vizzio. “At Vizzio, we want to empower all users – from novices to digital experts – with easy and seamless access to these technologies.”