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Author:Réseau international des Cités des métiers
Start Year:2016

Ludovic Collin, Coordinator




Types of organisation:Professional bodies and networks

The strengthening of career guidance and lifelong learning and more generally the safeguarding of professional career paths will be huge challenges for our societies by 2030.
Professionals working in Cités des metiers are convinced that apprenticeships can be a key solution to promote professions and contribute to successful career paths, in particular for youth.
That is why the Cités des metiers International Network and its members are committed to contributing to the following objectives :

  • Providing to the public high quality information in educational and career paths in apprenticeship to people: shows and demonstrations of professions, information sessions with business federations, networking between HR recruiter and training seekers,
  • the development of innovative learning materials to discover professions in particular with digital tools : open days, exhibitions, workshop, competition apprenticeship awards, …
  • the sharing of experience and dissemination of good practices in guidance and career information methods at the national and international level : seminar for exchanges between professionals,

Our network also wants to contribute to the objectives and actions set up in the framework of the European Pact for Youth initiative.

Short company / organisation description:The Cités des metiers International Network (association in the French law set up in 2001) gathers thirty four similar spaces focused on career guidance and lifelong learning. It operates in 9 countries among 3 continents, which half of the members are based in France.
The concept of “Cité des metiers” was born in the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in 1993 in Paris-la-Villette. The main particularities of a Cité des métiers are: the right of anonymous use, decompartmentalised approach of the Counselling and a multi-partnership approach based on the interaction between counselling and resources.
Cités des metiers are quite well recognized as key local actors in the public services for reception, information, guidance, in particular in France. They have been closely working with local Authorities.
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Area of action: Mobility
Partners:Partners at local, regional, national and European level

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