BRTC acquires virtual reality headsets through grant

Chuck Coe, BRTC Gunsmithing Instructor, trys out the new headsets.

Black River Technical College’s Career & Technical Center recently received five TransfrVR (Oculus Virtual Reality) headsets through a grant opportunity from the Office of Skills Development, Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

The virtual reality headsets will be used in technical programs and in corporate and community training. The college will be able to use the headsets during recruitment events as well. The BRTC faculty and staff member who will be using the technology in their classes attended a training on Friday, Nov. 5.

For more information about BRTC’s Career &Technical Center, visit

Black River Technical College is a two-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education. The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies and fire science academies.

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