Only in France 3.5% of the population is truly digitally educated, according to the words of Cédric O, former Secretary of State for Digital. Equally alarming is a report from McKinsey: 9 in 10 employers expect a skills shortage in their company in the coming years.
In a context where skilled labor is scarce, companies – and entrepreneurs – no longer hesitate to invest directly in education to ensure their long-term competitiveness. Business school, school of dates or even bootcamp, education is on the rise all over France.
Delta, a new generation business school
Founded by a group of entrepreneurs, Delta Business School aims to educate “inspiring leaders of the new economy”. With a bachelor’s degree (3 years), a master’s degree (5 years from 2024) and continuing education, it is at the crossroads of Business, Digital and Soft Skills.
The program is built around four pillars – Product, Operations, Growth & Sales, Data – which provide a “360° vision of the company”. The school, located near More broadly, Buttes-Chaumont aims to provide the skills to adapt to a changing world by creating evolving and flexible manager profiles that will drive business transformation.
To develop its training program, Delta Business School collaborates 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) have the mission to validate the educational axes every year.
They will ensure the validation of a pragmatic educational 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 an industry in deep turmoil, this training provides the keys to adapt to all circumstances.
The next staggered start of the school year will take place in January 2023, with 30 students being selected.
Albert School, the school of data
Last May, Albert School formalized a first business training more data-oriented. Re-established by former entrepreneurs, it aims to create hybrid profiles between business and data. One of the founders, Grégoire Genest, confided to our colleagues at Les Echos: “We recruit graduates with a real affinity for mathematics, who are also attracted to business. They don’t see themselves becoming an engineer, but they don’t want to miss out on data and mathematics in business either.”
Albert Business wants to develop a hybrid model between management and technical school, which, according to the founder, does not exist in France. “The Grandes Ecoles offer courses of excellence […] but they have not evolved enough with a majority of science courses for some and not enough data courses for others.” The selection is done entirely online, the site states that a “good understanding of mathematical concepts is recommended”.
The next intake will take place in September 2023.
The boot camps of Le Wagon and Iconoclass, etc.
In recent years, intensive training – also known as boot camp – has developed rapidly. Among the success stories we can mention Le Wagon, a 9-week web development training with a start-up spirit. The center provides online training and in the largest French cities: 17,000 people have already completed it.
On another vertical line, the Iconoclass training is a great success. Above all, this school trains its students in sales. Business developer, Sales B2B, Sales Ops, so many vacancies that the graduates can aspire to after a one-trimester training. Minor specificity of the training: a financing method that allows the reimbursement of the training to the student if he is not hired on departure.