what are these new digital schools?

Only in France 3.5% of the population is truly digitally educated, according to the words of Cédric O, former Minister of State for Digital. A report published by McKinsey is equally alarming: 9 out of 10 employers expect a skills shortage in their companies in the coming years.

In a context where qualified labor is scarce, companies – and entrepreneurs – no longer hesitate to invest directly in training to ensure their long-term competitiveness. Business school, school for data or even boot camp, training courses are multiplying everywhere in France.

Delta, a new generation business school

Delta Business School was founded by a group of entrepreneurs and aims to train “inspiring leaders of the new economy”. With a bachelor’s degree (3 years), a master’s degree (5 years from 2024) and further education, it is located at the intersection of Business, Digital and Soft Skills.

The program is structured around four pillars – Product, Operations, Growth & Sales, Data – which provide a “360° vision of the company”. The school located nearby More generally, Buttes-Chaumont wants to provide the skills adapted to a changing world by creating evolving and flexible leadership profiles that will be the driving force behind business transformation.

To develop its training program, Delta Business School has partnered with recognized entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs: Thierry Petit (founder of Showroom Privé), Benjamin Chemla (founder of Shares and Stuart), Sébastien Missoffe (General Manager Google France) or even Catherine Spindler (Deputy ). general manager of Lacoste) or Charles-Edouard Bouée (ex-CEO Roland Berger) are tasked with validating the training axes every year.

They will ensure to validate a pragmatic training program designed by experienced entrepreneurs and experts working in the best innovative companies. Whether you want to become an entrepreneur, work in a start-up, in a growing company or in a sector in deep upheaval, this education provides the keys to adapt to all circumstances.

The next postponed start of the school year will take place in January 2023, when 30 students will be selected.

The school’s four pillars © Delta Business School

Albert School, the computer school

Last May, Albert School formalized a first vocational education more data-oriented. Again founded by former entrepreneurs, it wants to create hybrid profiles between business and data. One of the founders, Grégoire Genest, confided to our colleagues from Les Echos: “We recruit graduates with a real affinity for mathematics who are also attracted to business. They don’t see themselves becoming engineers, but they also don’t want to miss out on data and mathematics in the commercial sector”.

Albert Business wants to develop a hybrid model between management and engineering school, which, according to the founder, does not exist in France. “Grandes Ecoles offer expert courses […] but they have not developed enough with a majority of science courses for some and not enough computer courses for others”. Selection is entirely online, the site states that a “good understanding of mathematical concepts is recommended”.

The next intake will take place in September 2023.

Le Wagon and Iconoclass bootcamps etc.

In recent years, intensive training – also called bootcamp – has developed rapidly. Among the success stories we can mention Le Wagon, which is a 9-week web development course with a start-up spirit. The center offers training online and in the largest French cities: 17,000 people have already gone through it.

On another vertical, the Iconoclass training is a great success. Above all, this school trains its students in sales. Business Developer, Sales B2B, Sales Ops, as many openings as its graduates can aspire after a training course over a trimester. The small specificity of the training: a financing method that allows repayment of the training to the student if he is not employed at the time of departure.

The wagon

Intensive training in 9 weeks © Le Wagon

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