"Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in Laboratory Science"
Celebrating 45 years as ASCP-certified Medical Technologist and
Opening of Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center in Kitely
The “Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project” also known as the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC) is a 3D immersive virtual world integration of STI laboratory training; information sharing; laboratory guidelines; and laboratory science career awareness as well as public health resources. The Virtual Laboratory Training Center and Laboratory Career Center was birthed out of a vision of the creator and builder, Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT(ASCP) who is represented in-world by a 3D avatar, Sally Cherry.
The vision, "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" (R2V2R ) is reflected in the project's tagline "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in Laboratory Science". The mission of the VLTC Project is to integrate STI laboratory methods training; showcase medical laboratory science; share lab and public health content; and promote medical laboratory careers within 3D immersive virtual worlds. Upon completion, the Virtual Lab Training & Career Center (VLTCC), the nine (9) region complex will include...
The VLTCC team is pleased to present the “3D Immersive Virtual Worlds Series", a visual storytelling component of the “Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project”. The purpose of the Series is to share the VLTC Project creator’s experiences and “lessons learned” while building and using 3D immersive virtual worlds for medical laboratory training; information-sharing; public health updates; laboratory science career awareness and networking.
Each story features a VLTCC parcel, building activities, or other project-related topics. Th first story, VLTCC #01: "Intro to the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center" features a real-life public health colleague’s visit to the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC). As my colleague explored the various areas within the VLTCC complex, we were able to assess usability, voice communication, and navigation skills as experienced by a first-time 3D immersive virtual world user.