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In France, around 95,000 young people leave the education system every year with no qualifications1. Faced with the rise in the general level of qualifications and a high unemployment rate, these young people have few job prospects and are at risk of insecurity.


250,000 job vacancies per year in industry.2

To help resolve this situation, TotalEnergies Foundation created L’Industreet, a campus for the industry professions of tomorrow, which opened in late 2020. The campus is located in Stains, north of Paris in the Seine-Saint-Denis department, and is well served by public transportation. It currently provides free tuition to 200 young people aged 18 to 30 – half of them women – with or without qualifications, from all social and cultural backgrounds and various regions in France. Eventually, 400 young people will receive training each year. This new kind of campus will provide young people with training in fast-changing industrial professions experiencing shortages and, ultimately, help them enter the workforce.

L’Industreet Makes Industry an Opportunity for All

Young trainees have a choice of courses, ranging from 8 to 18 months in five sectors and ten professions of the future with strong hiring potential. Based on alternative teaching methods and immersive work experience opportunities, the courses all provide qualifications upon completion. L’Industreet also offers comprehensive, personalized and long-term support in order to adapt to each trainee’s individual needs and provide both the expertise and soft skills that they require to successfully enter the workforce.

TotalEnergies Foundation chose to support this initiative as part of its commitment to youth inclusion and education. We firmly believe that too many young people are not given the opportunity to achieve their full potential, and that a helping hand will empower them to take control of their future. That is why TotalEnergies is providing L’Industreet – a real springboard for young people – with the benefit of its visibility and knowledge of the industrial world.

To contribute to regional vibrancy, L’Industreet welcomes young people from all over France. Since its inception, L’Industreet has worked in partnership with nonprofits in the inclusion sector as well as companies and institutions. This collaborative approach ensures that young people from all areas can take part and benefit from traineeship and work experience opportunities.

With this commitment, TotalEnergies Foundation is seeking to empower young people with no qualifications or clear goals to advance their lives, overcome their self-imposed limitations and make their career a success. Motivating these young people requires giving them back their self-confidence – which we set out to do so that they can find their place in society.

1 French National Education (DEPP) 2021
2 UIMM – French Union of Metalwork Industries and Professions

  • 400
    young people enrolled per year in the long term at L’Industreet (20 to 30 per month)
  • 14
    months of training on average
  • 100 +
    students qualified since the opening at the end of 2020

Key Dates

  • September 2017: L’Industreet project conceived
  • November 2019: Foundation stone laid
  • June 2020: Online applications open on website
  • November 2020:First young people start training
  • March 1, 2021: Inaugural Visit by E.Macron
  • March 21, 2022: the first young students qualify