Education February 22, 2024 United States

Lincoln Electric Voyage Arc Headset Recognized for Excellence in Education Technology

VR Career Exploration Tool wins silver medal in Best Advance in Education Delivered Through Technology.

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Cleveland - The Voyage™ Arc Virtual Reality Headset from Lincoln Electric has won a silver medal from the 2023 Brandon Hall Group™ 2023 HCM Excellence Awards® program in the category of Best Advance in Education Delivered Through Technology.

Since their inception in 1993, the Brandon Hall Group Awards have recognized industry organizations worldwide that include small, medium, large and global enterprises; government entities; not-for-profits; and associations. Entries focus on programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems and tools that have demonstrated measurable results.

The silver medal from the Brandon Hall Group goes to the newest offering from Lincoln Electric’s education segment, launched in the summer of 2023. The Voyage Arc VR Headset is an interactive and immersive classroom platform that introduces welding fundamentals to students. Developed to spark an interest in a career involving welding, it exposes the learner to career opportunities and promotes career exploration.

Framed in an amusement park adventure scenario and designed to appeal to tech- and media-savvy students, Voyage Arc programming introduces users to welding techniques such as travel speed, position and contact-tip-to-work distance. Lesson topics include:
Introduction to Safety and Elements of PPE
Common weld joints and how they’re made
Introduction to Stick and MIG welding

The Excellence in Technology Awards showcase the best innovations in learning, talent management, talent acquisition, human resources, workforce management and sales enablement technologies. The Brandon Hall Group receives applications every year from a diverse range of organizations worldwide, reflecting the ever-evolving landscape of technology solutions.
“It is an honor to receive the Brandon Hall Award as a testament to the ingenuity of the Voyage Arc VR Headset,” says Denise Sirochman, product manager at Lincoln Electric. “Our team is excited to be recognized in a VR community as developing an innovative educational tool for primary education. It is our mission to spark an interest in a career in welding, and we are thankful that the Brandon Hall Award provides an opportunity to reach more students."

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award winners are invited to attend the HCM Excellence Conference in February 2024, where they will be recognized at the annual Awards Gala. The conference will provide a platform for winners to share insights and network with industry leaders.

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About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Experts® for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers’ fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 71 manufacturing locations in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at