Partnership Streamlines Micro-Credential Training in Virtual Reality at SLC

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St. Lawrence College (SLC) has expanded and improved its Virtual Reality (VR) micro-credential offerings through a partnership with UP360, providers of specialized VR training. These improvements were made possible with funding received through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy. 

Learners using the updated Immersive Learning Platform, a proprietary program launcher, will now be able to access all VR simulations in a single app from login to on-demand updates, and receive their micro-credentials automatically when they complete simulations, a process that previously required manual administration. Using this new streamlined process, learners will login, complete simulations, and attain micro-credentials all from within the VR platform. 

MCU Minister Honourable Dunlop has shared the following reflection on the successful projects developed this year through the funding:

“The innovative projects completed in 2022-23 as part of Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy are furthering Ontario’s solid reputation as a global leader in postsecondary education. Achievements from these projects are helping Ontario to expand the suite of high-quality, market-responsive hybrid learning resources offered across our province to help learners gain the skills and training they need to succeed, no matter where they live, and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.” 

“This partnership will benefit our current and future learners who are upgrading their skills and credentials through our micro-credential offerings,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “I want to thank MCU for their investment in, and commitment to helping colleges train skilled practitioners for the in-demand and ever-changing needs of the workforce in Ontario.”
MCU’s Ontario Learning Strategy fund supports postsecondary education access for underserved rural, remote, Francophone and Indigenous communities. Resources and tools developed through the funding are integrated into the eCampus Ontario Open Library (Open Library – eCampusOntario). They are maintained by eCampus Ontario as free, openly licensed educational supports for all Ontario educators and students. 

Learn more about micro-credentials at SLC. 



St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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