French President François Hollande visits the Paris Kremlin-Bicêtre Campus
On Monday, October 3, 2016, President François Hollande visited the Paris Kremlin-Bicêtre Campus. Joined by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, Myriam El Khomri, French Minister for Work, Employment, Professional Training and Social Dialogue, Patrick Kanner, Minister of Urban Affairs, Youth and Sports, Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs and Innovation, and Clotilde Valter, Secretary of State for Professional Training and Apprenticeship, the French president officially inaugurated the Grande École du Numérique (GEN). IONIS Education Group President and CEO Marc Sellam, Executive Vice-President Fabrice Bardèche and Managing Director Marc Drillech were on hand to welcome the President and his entourage.
Boasting a range of training courses in the digital sector, primarily intended for young individuals with no diplomas or professional qualifications, employment seekers or those looking to change careers, the Grande École du Numérique already has a network of 171 programs bearing its label, including Web@cadémie, a pionner in the field, part of the IONIS Education Group on the Paris Kremlin-Bicêtre Campus alongside EPITA, Epitech, Ionis-STM and the Coding Academy. Visiting the schools and students involved in this program, François Hollande emphasized his desire to see this free training program expand, which will help encourage the professional and social integration of a growing number of people to meet the needs for employment in the digital sector.