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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Using Virtual Humans For Preparing Veterans For Job Interviews

This LA Nonprofit Uses Virtual Humans to Prep Vets for Job Interviews

Sophia Stuart | July 6, 2016

With VITA4Vets, veterans practice their job interview skills with the help of virtual employers.
US Air Force Veteran David Ornelas served three years as a munitions technician, but when it came time to look for a new career, he found it much harder than he expected. So he turned to the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS) for guidance. He was assigned to fellow veteran and former US Army signals intelligence analyst Brian Witten, who called in the services of a virtual human to get 28-year-old Ornelas back into the workforce.
Yes, you read that right. The U.S.VETS have virtual humans on staff.

"Kevin, a Virtual Interactive Training Agent, was designed to help students with autism spectrum disorder." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (VITA: Virtual Interactive Training Agent. May 2014) and (Virtual interviews help people with autism land a job. USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Dan Marino Foundation partner on technology to improve social skills. April 14, 2016)>

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