Jessica Trybus is the Founder and Chief Games Officer of Simcoach Games, a company whose mission is to create fun video games that inspire youth and connect them to relevant career paths. The Simcoach Skill Arcade is a workforce development platform that exposes job seekers to careers and connects them with relevant training and job opportunities.
Simcoach Games – a Carnegie Mellon spin off originally called Etcetera Edutainment) – has delivered games for workforce development and training across industries and audiences since 2005.
Jess is also a former faculty member (2004-2018) of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), where she led or contributed to many initiatives, partnerships or projects related to using interactive technology and games for education.
Jess has the pleasure of being able to say she was present during the formulation of the Kids+Creativity Network, the forerunner to Remake Learning. While talking with executive director of The Grable Foundation Gregg Behr over coffee the two discussed a vision of uniting different groups in Pittsburgh to create new opportunities for kids relating to technology, creativity, and education. She also helped to develop the idea for the Makeshop at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a space where kids can come up with an idea for a project and then build it.
Jessica is a member of the Remake Learning Council.