Individual Career Mapping (ICM) with virtual reality career collections helps patrons see into the world of work. A clear view can spark passion for non-degree training - doable in weeks not years. Aided with a use case video library accessible via QR codes, this poster communicates how public libraries meaningfully link quality career resources and programs with formal education emphasizing stackable, industry recognized credential training relevant to in-demand occupations. Specific poster details include how a library card is all it takes to play an “Industry 4.0 Compatibility Game.” The Game measures compatibility levels for working with automation, including co-bots. Virtual reality collections include field trips and 3D interactive objects to spark interest in STEM-based careers. Combined, the information can inspire patron commitment to training/upskilling and expand access to in-demand occupations.
Three learning objectives participants can expect from attending the poster session are:
1) How libraries are engaging patrons in precision career navigation. 2) How libraries advance STEM career literacy for all members of the community. 3) How patrons can develop an Individual Career Map (ICM) to locate people-powered careers in an age of automation.