This year the three digital technology engineering graduate schools launched their new joint offering of lifelong learning programs for professionals, called Télécom Evolution. This is an opportunity to adapt the catalogue of courses to the new challenges connected to the development of digital society such as Big Data, intelligent transport, the internet of things and computer security.

A major player

With over 2,000 participants every year across 4 sites (Brest, Evry, Paris and Rennes) Télécom Evolution is, de facto, a major player in lifelong learning for professionals in the digital technology sector. It is designed to develop and produce adapted training programs and it aims to support companies and authorities through the deep changes linked to the development of technologies and services.

To achieve these goals, its catalogue of lifelong learning programs includes:

• 110 short inter-company courses lasting 1 to 5 days

• 14 CES (Certificate of Specialized Studies) lasting 18 to 30 days, alternating practical experience and classroom learning and designed to adapt skills to business changes

• 10 freely accessible MOOCs organized into modules covering the main topics concerned

• The whole offering is divided into 11 subject fields

On top of this selection, Télécom Evolution is regularly involved in designing and producing bespoke training. Its work covers the whole of the training project from needs assessment and establishment of requirements to ongoing support and evaluation.

A new offering adapted to the issues of digital society

 

For Geneviève Metz, the new Director of Télécom Evolution (cf. insert), “technology is changing very rapidly and we need a lifelong learning department that is efficient and based on the expertise of French digital technology graduate schools. On top of our traditional offering covering networks and telecommunications, we are also now positioning ourselves in topics where there is a major need for training such as Big Data, intelligent transports, the internet of things and computer security.”

The professors in charge of the teaching methods for these training courses are supported by a group of professionals who are experts in their fields. “One of our strengths is that we are able to deliver training leading to qualifications, a key trend within the market” Geneviève Metz explains.

The subject fields

  • The internet of things

  • Intelligent transport systems (ITS) and mobility
  • Big Data
  • Computer security
  • Information systems
  • Company networks
  • Services and platforms of services Operator infrastructure networks
  • Defense
  • Audiovisual and multimedia technology
  • Management of performance and innovation

Geneviève Metz, new director of Télécom Evolution

Genevieve Metz

Photo credit : Xavier Granet

Geneviève Metz, a graduate of Télécom ParisTech (class of 1982), has worked in the field of lifelong learning for more than 25 years. Having begun her career as a trainer in networks, she later held different lifelong learning management positions in private enterprises in the field of digital technology, including services companies and software developers. From 2003 to 2014 she was EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) Director at Genesys University. In her work she has developed the sales, income and margin of the profit centers she has managed, with a quality offering based on skilled and motivated teams.