Walmart invests in virtual classroom technology powered by Barco weConnect to upskill its workforce

Barco announced today that Walmart is piloting virtual classroom technology as part of the retailer’s commitment to offer impactful, high-quality training to its workforce.

Powered by the Barco virtual training and LED video wall technology, together with technology solutions provider and integrator Diversified, the virtual classroom supports Walmart in its pledge to invest in the careers of its associates, support their development and promote from within.

“Over the last year and a half, remote collaboration capabilities have proved more critical than ever,” says Pat Wheelon, Diversified’s Director of Strategic Accounts. “When Walmart displayed an interest in our virtual learning offerings, we immediately turned to the capabilities of Barco’s weConnect solution.”

Barco weConnect is a powerful software solution that enables engaging and interactive training, online and onsite. Walmart plans to pilot and test this technology as part of its Walmart Academy’s immersive training program that teaches retail skills and soft skills like leadership, communication and change management. Academy training classes have traditionally taken place in physical classrooms located in stores or distribution centers, but this new technology will provide a convenient alternative.