male student sits with goggles on at a virtual reality simulator with male Army serviceman in camo fatigues  looking over his shoulder

Battling aliens, landing on aerial targets, and even understanding the severe effects of driving distracted or being under the influence were just a few of the virtual reality simulations Tyler ISD students experienced today. All students enjoyed spending time inside the Army Aviation Simulation at the Career and Technology Center.

“We love students to have hands-on learning experiences, and the Army Aviation Simulator provides just that,” Career and Technical Education Counselor Sarah Jane Walker said. “They are not just learning about facets of military service but experiencing it through the use of virtual reality.”

Career and Technology students also learned about all branches of the military and got to visit with a recruitment team from the U.S. Army

“We see students entering the simulator, not knowing what to expect. They leave with a lot of knowledge and good stories to share with family and friends,” said Sergeant Lloyd.

Bringing these experiences to Tyler ISD students is just one more way the District creates successful student outcomes by ensuring students are college, career, and military ready.

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