Coming from Walton-le-Dale, Simon Benson was a founding member of the PlayStation VR project and played an active role in making all its VR launches happen. He transformed the gaming industry by realizing the possibility of virtual reality on PlayStation during his tenure as the former director of Sony’s Immersive Technology Group.
Nevertheless, the PlayStation VR pioneer is ready to uplift the next generation of real-time developers through a unique training academy at the first UK Unity Centre of Excellence. He will be leading the training program at the first Unity Centre of Excellence in the UK at innovation hub HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology in MediaCityUK.
Recent graduates, career changers, or those looking to upskill as a Unity developer can enroll in the program set to begin from June 21. It is a 12-week remote learning course to provide learners with the necessary technical and soft skills required to build a career in tech as a Unity Certified Professional Programmer.
Moreover, the program presents real-life industry projects sourced through leading partners from advanced manufacturing, architectural engineering, health, and creative media.
The learners will also benefit via personal mentoring and dedicated career support along with employability workshops and CV assessments. The program also promises a guaranteed job interview once they have completed and qualified from the course.
“With Unity’s UK Centre of Excellence as an integral component of HOST’s capabilities, we are ideally placed to lead the immersive and interactive revolution that is already influencing many industries such as video gaming, architecture, healthcare, and manufacturing,” said Simon.
“Establishing Unity’s UK Centre of Excellence at HOST brings a fantastic blend of high demand skills generation, cutting edge innovation, and unparalleled business support, ensuring that MediaCityUK is the only place to be if you’re in the real-time development space.”
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