Industrial production: Coming soon: a "Manufacturing Academy" in Nantes

Due to open in 2018, the "Jules Verne Manufacturing Academy" will offer industrial production courses, from vocational training certificate level to specialist production engineers.

Due to open in 2018, the "Jules Verne Manufacturing Academy" will offer industrial production courses, from vocational training certificate level to specialist production engineers.

 

Aeroplanes, cars, boats... as well as the wind turbines of the future are built in Nantes Saint-Nazaire. Constantly seeking new qualified expertise, companies and higher education establishments are working hand-in-hand to oversee the creation of the future "Jules Verne Manufacturing Academy". 

 

From vocational training certificate level to production engineer 

A new brick in Nantes Saint-Nazaire's productive eco-system, the academy is set to train 1,000 young people - from vocational training certificate level to engineers - in all aspects of manufacturing. Half will follow alternating work/study programmes. This new teaching facility is the joint brainchild of the Jules Verne Technological research Institute and the EMC2 competitiveness cluster.

 

"The idea is to create links, common modules, to bring in universities and engineering schools... and also to get technicians, operators and engineers to collaborate on joint projects, ensuring they learn how to work together", explains Stéphane Cassereau, director of the Jules Verne Technological Research Institute

 

The body of industrial production professions 

In some sectors, French industry lacks manpower. The Jules Verne Manufacturing Academy wants to add some sparkle to the somewhat drab image young people have of factories. Vocational training certificate apprentices will rub shoulders with engineering school students in this "factory of the future" equipped with the most cutting-edge industrial production machines. A mix that is intended to create vocations and facilitate links within the overall training provision and levels.