La Plateforme continues to grow and opens in Cannes, in the Alpes-Maritimes. The school, which is 100% free of charge, trains students for digital professions, with no resource or diploma requirements, by bringing together the local ecosystem. 

Supported by the City of Cannes and the Pays de Lérins Agglomeration Community, this new establishment opened its doors on April 3rd and now welcomes its first class. 

A first success of attendance 

After more than 200 applications received, more than 50 students have so far found their way to this school in Cannes, a first prefiguration of the campus housed in premises in Cannes-La Bocca temporarily made available by the Agglomeration, while waiting for the definitive ones which should welcome nearly 150-200 students in January 2024, in the heart of Cannes. 

Two courses dedicated to digital professions are already offered to them:
- Start", for training in 15 months in the digital operator professions
Job opportunities: positions in IT mnance, networks and IP telephony;
- Bachelor IT", to develop future IT experts
Career opportunities: web/software development, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (BAC+3 level)

Cannes, a city of higher education and learning 

Since 2016, Cannes City Hall and the Cannes Lérins Agglomeration have been working to make the Cannes area a territory of training, higher education and students. This became a reality with the opening in September 2021 of the Georges Méliès University Campus - a major component of the Bastide rouge site entirely dedicated to the image and creative economy professions - which today welcomes nearly 1,100 students.
One year later, other developments have been completed, such as the student residence Nouvelle Vague and the university cafeteria. In total, nearly 3,700 students have chosen Cannes as their place of study. The establishment of this higher education institution is in line with the commitment of David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes and President of the Cannes Lérins Agglomeration, to make Cannes a city of training in concrete link with the local entrepreneurial fabric and to stimulate innovation in the fields of the creative economy.

Partners of reference

The establishment of La Plateforme in Cannes, in the Alpes-Maritimes, is made possible thanks to the commitment and support of its patrons, companies and decision-makers: Caisse d'Epargne Côte d'Azur, Transcan, Groupe Ippolito, Anny Courtade, Veolia, Vinci Construction France, Mane, SPIE Batignolles.

Stan, a firm specializing in the territorial and national anchoring of companies, is the active partner of the school and of this new installation: it has notably led the discussions with the local authorities in terms of location and conducted the search for sponsors.

According to Pierre Ippolito, president of the UPE 06: "Training needs are constantly changing to meet the current transformation of the world of work. To meet these challenges, an approach like that of the Platform, which offers a range of training courses adapted to the needs of companies in the territory, is essential."

In full expansion, La Plateforme is a school well established in the region: after its creation in Marseille in 2019, the school opened a new site in Toulon last December. By 2022/2023, La Plateforme will have 600 students and plans to expand ambitiously in the Mediterranean region by 2025, with a target of 3000 students.

A model that has proven itself with 88% of positive exits on the shortest courses completed in the 2019-2021 period.

For Cyril Zimmermann, founder of the Platform: "The digital and new technologies sector lacks talent capable of meeting the real needs of companies and existing training courses are not always accessible to all audiences, it is to this double constraint that La Plateforme responds. We are very happy to open this new campus in Cannes, thanks to our sponsors, in close collaboration with the City and the Agglomeration, to offer our Bachelor/Bac+3 courses, which are accessible without any diploma or resource conditions, in order to contribute to the digital development and professional attractiveness of the region."

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