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KCCD lands $1M for mobile virtual reality lab

The "gamification of learning" is rolling into Kern County with state investment in a new virtual reality lab on wheels designed to deliver next-generation workforce training to local students in need of career options.

On Monday, Assemblywoman Dr. Jasmeet Bains, D-Bakersfield, presented a $1 million state check to the Kern Community College District so it can build what's being called an "economic mobility lab." The district expects to put the 30-foot trailer on the road by fall 2025.