The IT consulting firm, Accenture has made an investment in Strivr which is a virtual-reality based solution provider for immersive learning and training. As per the official blog, the investment is made through Accenture Ventures.
Strivr’s proprietary immersive training platform helps ventures to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of their employee’ skilling and upskilling initiatives. It also offers data-driven insights to further improve the broader enterprise talent development efforts.
Tom Lounibos, managing director of Accenture Ventures said that, “We anticipate that global demand for Strivr’s VR-based learning solutions will increase as employers look for ways to more effectively upskill, engage and retain their increasingly remote workforces.”
He further added that it is through immersive learning that employers can begin leveraging the power of the metaverse continuum.
A recent study by Accenture supported the need for upskilling of employees. As per the study, 90% of executives believe that their existing training methods are required to be more effective and efficient.
The study also claimed that 94% of workers indicated they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development.
Derek Belch, founder and CEO of Strivr said “We’re confident that combining our platform with the depth and breadth of Accenture’s learning organization will create new opportunities to show the power of VR-based immersive learning in elevating workforce performance.”
The announcement comes a day after Accenture shared its plans to hire 150,000 employees in India to work from the metaverse as an initiative of its Accenture Metaverse Continuum business group.
This group combines metaverse-skilled professionals and market-leading capabilities in customer experience, extended reality, digital commerce, blockchain, digital twins, AI to help clients design, execute and accelerate their metaverse journeys.