Expanded Pre-Apprenticeships and Internships Prepare Next-Generation Talent to Develop the Online Experiences of the Future


  • Simcoach Games expands workforce development initiatives to meet internal requirements and external demand for gaming, immersive learning and metaverse development talent
  • Simcoach’s three-tier initiative to prepare 53 apprentices and interns, including high-school students in a summer apprenticeship, college students in a summer internship, and high school graduates as full-time apprentices, in developing leading-edge online learning and communication experiences
  • All interns and apprentices to collaborate with Simcoach studio design and production personnel to create high-involvement content and immersive experiences that enhance learning, communication and discovery
  • Apprentices and Interns will be trained, managed, and coached the “Simcoach-way” to be the talent vanguard developing next-generation online experiences

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ApprenticeshipsSimcoach Games today, announced an expanded workforce development initiative to meet internal talent requirements and market demand for online games, immersive learning and metaverse development talent. Featuring three (3) tiers of talent, including a summer pre-apprenticeship program for rising and recently graduated high school seniors, an ongoing internship program for college students, and ongoing full-time, registered apprenticeships for high school graduates, these initiatives position Simcoach as a leading training resource on technologies foundational for next-generation media experiences, healthcare applications, business processes and educational instruction.

Based on the success of the 2021 summer apprenticeship program, Simcoach’s 2022 workforce development initiative added a more diverse range of participants to bring fresh perspectives, insights and energy to the creation of transformational online experiences. By collaborating with expertise resident in the Simcoach studio, this apprentice and intern cohort will build neurodiversity and environmental applications while developing technical, creative and business skills transferable to multiple applications, companies and sectors.

Simcoach Games’ Director of Operations, Julie Linnelli, remarked, “We started these immersive technology apprenticeship and internship programs because we recognized the need for talent pipelines in our company and community, as well as the local youth’s desire for these advancing and tiered, work-based learning experiences. We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous response, and it has been truly inspiring to see these young people build technology solutions to address complex problems through for highly engaging online experiences.”

Apprentices and interns alike will be trained, coached, managed, and mentored the “Simcoach-way.” This means that apprentices and interns will be employees of Simcoach with assignments directly related to the Simcoach product development strategy and business objectives. Instruction will be led by Simcoach studio personnel, complete with development sprints, conceptualization and prototyping, testing and validation, presentation to executive management, and culminating in integration into Simcoach catalog. Activities will be hands-on and team-based to prepare apprentices and interns for possible employment at Simcoach or other companies where innovation, technical sophistication and design-thinking are valued.

“With these apprenticeship and internship programs, Simcoach has established itself as a leading developer of talent that enables business enterprises, healthcare providers, government agencies and academic institutions to keep pace with market demand for next generation online experiences,” says John Lucke, Simcoach Chief Growth Officer. “We invite the local business and non-profit communities to visit our apprenticeship and internship programs to see how we train the future workforce the Simcoach-way. Together, we can put the Pittsburgh region at the cutting-edge in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing gamified and immersive metaverse solutions that deliver innovative online experiences and competitive business advantages.”

About Simcoach Games

Since 2005, Simcoach Games has been at the forefront of creating engaging, imaginative, and highly interactive virtual learning solutions. Having produced hundreds of video games with millions of downloads for leading business enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions, Simcoach’s games and metaverse experiences facilitate active learning, encourage positive behavior change, and streamline training. Visit simcoachgames.com to see our games in action, and how we make a difference for our clients, partners and diverse learning communities.


John Lucke