Meta and Simplon.co sign a partnership and create the Metaverse Academy

Meta and Simplon.co sign a partnership and create the Metaverse Academy

From the start of the 2022 academic year, Meta and Simplon.co will offer free training dedicated to metaverse and immersive technologies in four major cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Nice. The objective will be to train around twenty students per city and per class, or around one hundred people in total for the first pilot year. Other cities and formations may follow.

For the first sentence, the program will consist of a session of individual intensive training from 3 to 6 monthsfollowed by a second phase from 12 to 18 months in alternation within partner companies of the school.

The training will be dedicated to two new professions in tension on the job market, identified within companies already engaged in the metaverse: that of designer developer specialized in immersive technologies (virtual, augmented and mixed reality) and metaversewhich is on the list of emerging professions identified by France Skills, and that of support/assistance technician, essential to the implementation, maintenance and deployment of equipment and use cases throughout the market.

This pilot program, accessible to all, aims to respond to companies’ demand for emerging skills and professions related to metaverses, but also to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds can take advantage of these professional opportunities. It will be based on all the technologies, equipment and software on the market and will aim for official certifications.

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“Training the future builders of the metaverse”

Meta’s Vice-President Southern Europe, Laurent Solly, and Simplon.co’s co-founder and president, Fréderic Bardeau, spoke about their partnership.

“France has all the assets to become a key player in the construction of the metaverse in Europe and our business ecosystem is already in high demand for skills. Thanks to this powerful partnership with a key player, Simplon, the Metaverse Academy is a first step that will allow to anticipate the acceleration of uses and of train the future builders of the metaverse. We want to participate in the creation of a collective metaverse, creating sustainable jobs for the entire digital ecosystem.”, explains Laurent Solly, Vice-President Southern Europe of Meta.

“Immersive technologies have long been identified as powerful levers in pedagogy. Today, these are also skills and professions in tension for multiple uses affecting several sectors of activity and types of companies. Simplon.co is therefore delighted with this structuring partnership which will enable unemployed people and in retraining of benefit from new professional opportunitiesand to open up the world of metaverse professionals to women and atypical profiles or people from diversity.”, announces Frédéric Bardeau, co-founder and president of Simplon.co.

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