Baby boomers are reaching the golden age of retirement and with that, the younger generation of workers are beginning to step into their shoes. One of the biggest differences that comes with this transition into new leadership is the experience that the retirees are taking with them when they leave. Managers and high-level executives have gained […]
Bill Issler is a business owner and founder based in Williamsburg, VA. Forty years ago, Bill Issler began working for his uncles in the steel drafting engineering field after graduating from California State University in Fullerton.
After nearly 20 years of working for his uncle's company, he left to pursue a career with a large engineering software company. Eventually, Bill Issler bought out an already-established software company and renamed it to Structural Software Consulting. This company focused mainly on providing information and software programs to steel fabricating companies. In 2010, Bill decided to ease back from the company and sold it after many successful years. He now devotes most of his time to developing his new venture, Industry Lift.
Industry Lift is an organization that uses virtual and augmented reality to help get young people interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades. It allows those interested to 'test' out certain jobs using AR to help decide which is the best match for their skills and interests. Bill Issler is aware that trade jobs will continue to go unfilled in near future years as more students are choosing not to pursue a career in skilled trade. He hopes to help alleviate this issue with Industry Lift.
Bill Issler is also the founder of the the organization VLB, Visually Linked Bible. The structure is similar to that of Industry Lift. It’s an organization helping to get young people interested in the Bible through the use of VR. It will also have the same connection aspect as Industry Lift to help users find jobs and opportunities in the area.
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