Paula Parker posted an articleRaceRocks will be implementing the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program. see more
Victoria, BC – RaceRocks (RaceRocks3D Inc.) has been awarded a contract to implement the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program over the next five years. Having proven itself as one of the most innovative and agile naval training companies in Canada the Victoria based technology firm will continue its support of the RCN by developing technology tools for modern distributed learning and delivering a sustainable and flexible system that integrates the heritage, ethos and leadership philosophy of the RCN.
The work will support the RCN’s overarching Digital Navy Initiative to enhance the quality of professional development and ensure that Navy personnel have the tools and capabilities needed to leverage the tremendous opportunities of rapidly evolving digital technologies. “This is such an exciting time for the Navy and RaceRocks as we develop innovative ways to empower people,” said Anita Pawluk, President of RaceRocks. “We believe the heart of naval force generation is its people. Our passion is to align learning with the way people think, work, and play; striving to make learning seamless across career and life.”
RaceRocks has a proven history of delivering high value, quality products and programs to the RCN through an agile project approach that facilitates a collaborative and open environment. The new contract provides RaceRocks with the opportunity to continue to build upon this success and further enhance the training systems for the RCN. “We’re building on the successes of our four year MARTECH TEL contract with this new Distributed Learning contract to bring innovative digital learning solutions to the RCN and be an industry partner to deliver on its digital strategy initiatives. It’s our vision and goal to collaborate with our partners at NPTG, NTDC, and the RCN and empower them with authentic solutions. This contract provides the perfect platform to achieve this goal as well as allowing the RaceRocks team set the industry standard for immersive and decision-driven training systems.”
RaceRocks 3D Inc:
RaceRocks is an Indigenous and woman lead business setting the industry standard for immersive and decision-driven training systems. We have “redefined learning by doing”, by creating realistic, interactive experiences for the learner to practice and adapt. Our goal is to create a world of informed decisions. Our cutting-edge, technology-empowered learning creates a seamless experience, more conducive to engagement and retention, and integrates the power of data to achieve optimal results. We utilize immersive game engines, appropriate pedagogical approaches, user input data, human factor tracking, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to consistently advance the state of training. We collaborate with our partners in developing authentic, engaging learning experiences and creating a world of informed decisions.
Scott Dewis posted an articleVictoria Tech Firm Secures Shipbuilder Contract see more
Source: Times Colonist
Author: Andrew Duffy
Victoria’s Race Rocks 3D will be expanding its workforce after landing a major contract with one of the country’s largest shipbuilders.
The Victoria-based firm, which develops digital training and simulation software, has been tapped to design training systems that will be used in a Royal Canadian Navy ship being built by Chantier Davie in Quebec.
The build is called Project Resolve and is a conversion of a container ship into an auxiliary oiler replenishment ship. It is being completed at Chantier Davie for delivery to the Royal Canadian Navy.
Though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the contract is a big deal for Race Rocks. “This contract will require upwards of a dozen employees for several years,” said chief executive Scott Dewis, noting he will be adding at least four new staff to his ranks. “We have eight steady [employees] and this will ensure their employment. We will also be engaging other local companies and academia.”
Dewis said the training system they will design over the next 18 months will be used by the navy for training on new equipment, as well as general ship safety.
Delivery of the software and training modules will continue for the life of the vessel.
Race Rocks was established in 2010 as a means of harnessing a decade of doing visual effects for Hollywood and the gaming industry. It evolved into a studio that provides simulation and training in the defence and aerospace industries.
Race Rocks has developed flight and marine simulators and a lightrail transit training simulator.
“Race Rocks has extensive experience integrating its world-class training tools into the naval training system, and we are delighted to have [them] on our team,” said Spencer Fraser, chief executive of Project Resolve.