Virtual reality has major advantages over traditional education and training
In virtual reality, the user tries everything on their own. This means that he remembers the experience better and understands the issue faster.
There is no distraction in VR - the user cannot play on a mobile phone or look out the window. They are fully focused on simulation or training and thus learn faster. Compared to traditional teaching, sometimes up to 4 times faster.
VR is a safe environment. What the user cannot try live in the real world because it is too dangerous, he can try here in VR. For example: Firefighters - extinguishing a fire in a tunnel, health and safety - solving a real crisis situation, etc.
Training on an expensive machine is not dangerous for either the user or the machine. In VR, an inexperienced employee will not damage the machine. And the risk of injury is reduced.
By simulating what could happen, the risk of accidents in the workplace is generally reduced. The user "experiences" the consequences of his decision in case of bad behavior. This can be done during machine training, or during a health and safety course, or other crisis simulation scenarios.
Samples of videos from virtual reality - training on a grinder for an automotive company