Land a Job with Virtual Reality – Marketplace ReAirs Story on Virtual Job Training Collaboration with Dan Marino Foundation

Published: January 22, 2016
Category: News

Marketplace ran a story on VITA, ICT’s virtual human job interview trainer, that was developed in collaboration with the Dan Marino Foundation to help young adults on the autism spectrum practice their job interview skills.
“We can set them to have three different behavioral dispositions. They can be that really nice, light-touch job interviewer, the neutral interviewer or the real stress interviewer…,” said ICT’s Skip Rizzo. “We can have people practice how they will respond to these types of characters under a range of conditions.”
Aaron Brown-Coats went through the VITA program as part of the curriculum at the Dan Marino Foundation, and says working with the virtual characters helped change the way he interacts at his own job.