PROFESSIONS

 

 

  • ·       ECAM-EPMI : higher education in electricity, production and industrial methods

EPMI ENGINEERS-TECHNOLOGISTS-MANAGERS :

Field and Management Expertise: ECAM-EPMI graduates have a taste for concrete action, a sense of organisation, are good at negotiating and dealing with people Their technical expertise, administrative and industrial management skills and cross-disciplinarity make them highly sought after managers and engineers. They manage human and material resources, co-ordinate actions, propose and implement well-researched and cost-assessed technological solutions. They are engineers and engineering technologists trained to meet modern industrial needs. Their "strong current", "weak current" and "management" cross-disciplinarity is highly valued in all the industrial sectors.

Humanism : EPMI's affiliation with the Institut Catholique de Paris anchors its educational approach in an ethical and moral frame of reference founded on a respect for differences and on individual self-fulfilment.  The importance attached to personal development and to extracurricular activities, particularly those of a humanitarian nature, encourages EPMI students to develop a sense of values and a spirit of mutual aid and co-operation.

State-of-the-Art Training : The policies, programmes and teaching methods in place at EPMI reflect a pragmatic, dynamic approach to education and training designed to produce highly qualified graduates who go on to pursue successful careers. Curriculum development takes into account changes in market needs, redefinitions of occupational profiles, and technological transformations; curricular offerings are reviewed, analysed and updated on a regular basis, within the framework of a veritable quality assurance approach. EPMI's corporate partners play an active role in school affairs: they participate in the decision-making bodies, and contribute to the development and implementation of new programmes; they also serve as a valuable source of expertise, guidance and technology intelligence for the EPMI Directorship, via their status as permanent members of the Academic Advisory Board.

Awareness, Involvement and Interactivity : Sharing the IPSL campus with 4 other institutions of higher education offers EPMI students a unique opportunity to share experiences and undertake joint actions of both a scientific and cultural nature. These inter-school exchanges (cultural and sports events, career orientation conferences, seminars, courses, etc.) contribute to helping EPMI students broaden their horizons and develop their collaborative skills.

"Professional, adaptable and outward-looking: that's how we perceive our students, and that's how the corporate world appraises them"

EPSS : Higher Education in Social Services:

EPSS has been training Social and Educational Welfare professionals since 1913. The institution is accredited and funded by the Ministry of Employment and Solidarity / Ministry of Labour, Labour Relations, Family, Solidarity

The social work professions in France, encompassing 806,000 social workers, are generally broken down into several occupational "families":

  • counselling and aid: social services assistant, social and family economics counsellor
  • special educational needs: special needs worker, child care worker, special needs support worker, special technical needs worker, special needs workshop instructor, medico-psychological aide
  • home care: social and home care worker, home care provider, childminder
  • activities coordinating: leisure activities coordinator, socio-cultural activities coordinator
  • supervision and management: head of social intervention unit, head of educational staff, institutional manager/director, etc.

The borderlines between these different occupations are evolving considerably, and there is increasing acknowledgement of the fact that each of the occupations requires competences shared by all of them, as well as specific skills.

The shared competences are those pertaining to communication and human relations, to collaboration and teamwork, and to ethical considerations in the relationship with others.

The practice of these professions is characterised by:

 - highly diversified workplacesThese professions are generally practiced by permanent employees of organisations or associations, of local government authorities, of healthcare facilities, of nursing or senior citizens homes, of public health insurance agencies, of ministries, and sometimes of private profit-making organisations (retirement homes). The practice of these professions requires taking into account official policies, laws and regulations; practitioners both carry out public service missions and provide services to private individuals (funded by the latter).

- highly diversified target audiencesThese professions all provide services to people of every age group, from the newborn to the dying; to those in good health as well as to the ailing; to men and women alike; etc, etc. Each type of professional activity is more or less "specialised", however, focusing on one or another of the main social and welfare issues: child and family protection, prevention of exclusion (economic, social, cultural), medico-social prevention and care (disablement, ageing, illness).

- a very favourable employment marketThe job market for these occupations currently offers a great many opportunities, and the reasons for this are far-reaching and unlikely to change. This reality leads employers to recruit, whenever possible, candidates who do not have the degree qualifications corresponding to the position for which they are hired, the purpose being to encourage future employees to obtain these qualifications afterwards by way of formal education or a degree validation of assets and professional experience.

- a quality assurance approachThe fields of social and social education work are progressively implementing a service quality approach vis-à-vis users, clients, supervisory bodies and financers. This trend has raised the standards of professional qualification in this sector.

In order to get the proper information and choose the best orientation, it is therefore important to consult the relevant websites and speak with professionals in the field. In doing so, one realises that these occupations put one in touch with life, real life, with its ups and downs, that they are real professions requiring both passion and intelligence; one discovers jobs for today's world, positions of responsibility, socially useful activities that can be pursued in diverse work environments and that are accessible to everyone, both men and women, at all levels of qualification.

ILEPS : Higher Education in Sports Professions

ILEPS was founded in 1944 to train physical education professionals for secondary education: monitors and teachers. ILEPS today remains resolutely faithful to this founding spirit, which inspires the educational programmes and methods developed and implemented at the institution.The growing importance of sports economics in today's world is contributing to the creation of employment opportunities and new professions; it is also leading to a steady rise in the level of qualifications required to become a successful professional in the field.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND OCCUPATIONS:
  • Public Sector :  Non-profit, federal and/or professional sports sector:
  • Private sector :

- Sports executive or sports project manager; sports department director; sports facilities manager; director of a public sports facility (pool, skating rink) in a township, a group of townships or a departmental Council
- Director of a sports and activities park; marketing manager; development and corporate relations manager; communications manager for relations with public and private partners
- Director of a leisure centre or an accommodation centre
- Operations director of a sports organisation; general secretary; project leader; quality director; human resources director; development officer
- Manager of a professional club; marketing manager of a professional league; communications manager; director of sports operations
- Communications manager of a sports federation; administrative manager of a deconcentrated government agency (league and departmental committee) - Store director or operations manager in sports retailing; head of sports sector or senior manager in mass retailing; sports centre director (water activities, fitness, golf, etc.); - Director of accommodation, leisure and sports tourism centre; development officer in leisure and sports tourism organisations; - Marketing manager; project manager;- Project manager in communications, marketing or sports events agency.

ISTOM : Higher Education in International Agro-Development

ISTOM trains scientists-managers for careers in international agro-development, i.e. for all the professions related to the farming industry in developing countries.

The occupation that best typifies the know-how of ISTOM graduates is that of "Development Project Manager".

For this type of job, ISTOM graduates are highly valued for their broad scientific background and thorough grounding in agronomics. Their qualifications also include multidisciplinary engineering skills, in-depth knowledge of economics, and a keen understanding of human and sociological issues.

These competencies, combined with the experience gained through four work placements abroad, enable ISTOM studentsto take full account, in their sustainable development projects, of the requirements imposed by the constant changes and great cultural diversity found in many regions of the world.