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29/03/2024 News

L'Industreet inaugurates Villastreet and celebrates its new graduates

On February 5, 2024, L’Industreet, the campus for training in industrial professions designed and funded by TotalEnergies Corporate Foundation, inaugurated Villastreet, its new student residence.

With 74 studio apartments available to young people coming to take courses at L’Industreet, Villastreet offers an ideal environment for students to achieve their potential and learn in the best possible conditions.

The moments captured during this special day, and the photos you will see of the highlights, reflect the passion and energy of our students and the team that made this project possible. From the official opening to the visit of the apartments, each moment is a testament to the mission that TotalEnergies Corporate Foundation has set itself: to offer high-quality, accessible education to all young people in vulnerable situations.

The inauguration was also marked by the certificate award ceremony of L’Industreet students. 

Take a look at the highlights of this dual event

L'Industreet inaugurates Villastreet and celebrates its graduates

L'Industreet inaugurates Villastreet and celebrates its graduates

The ambition of Villastreet is to give young people, with or without qualifications, from all over France, the opportunity to train at L’Industreet by offering them accommodation just a couple of minutes away from the campus. 

More than three years after the foundation stone was laid, the student residence is now a reality. 

February 5 marked the inauguration of Villastreet in Stains led by Olivier Riboud, Director of L’Industreet

accompanied by Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, General Manager of TotalEnergies Corporate Foundation, local stakeholders, students and personnel of the dormitory. 

Villastreet comprises 74 apartments for students from the Île-de-France region and all over France wanting to take a training course on the campus. 

More than 38 students have already moved into the brand new dormitory equipped with a shared living area, a laundromat, and studio apartments with fitted kitchenettes. 

The students live right next door to the training site, a real plus point for them. 

Just a stone’s throw away from the dormitory, the L’Industreet campus has been welcoming students from all over France since 2020 and has proved a real success: 

300 young people attended last year, 670 since it first opened! The campus provides training in 10 highly technical professions divided into five professional sectors: 

industrial digitization, industrial control and conformity, automated production lines, energy distribution terminals and robot-assisted multiservices. 

In a contradictory context of high unemployment among young people and the difficulties encountered by the industrial sector in recruiting, the training model of L’Industreet fully responds to the challenges usually involved in acquiring qualifications: 

a flexible, totally free, innovative, customized and hands-on training method. 

Immediately after the inauguration of Villastreet, Olivier Riboud kicked off the certificate award ceremony, welcoming around 60 newly-qualified young people up onto the stage. 

Four groups of students joined him in turn to receive their professional cards and talk about their success. 

The co-host of the ceremony, Vainqueur Mubiala, qualified in 2022 after a six-month “cleaning team leader” course, 

demonstrated the extent of his talents as a speaker by introducing his fellow students in the four groups welcomed on stage. 

Laura Coutant from Actemium, a company that plays a predominant role in industrial transformation, talked about the success of the partnership, based on a shared objective:

to give young people from different backgrounds the opportunity to learn about industrial professions and integrate the world of work. 

A recently qualified cleaning team leader, Jefferson Duquenne came up on stage to give a particularly enlightening account: 

after his training course and internship immediately after, he became team leader at Plaine Commune in Saint-Denis. 

Nesly Dolne, branch manager and social and professional inclusion project coordinator at the Agence de l'Outre-mer pour la mobilité (French overseas agency for mobility), 

underlined the importance for overseas students of the partnership concluded with L’Industreet

On stage, the team in charge of partnerships and the recruitment of students at L’Industreet received well-deserved thanks. 

The six out of eight colleagues, pull out all the stops on a daily basis to recruit, support and retain students, partner companies and volunteers. 

The General Manager of TotalEnergies Corporate Foundation, Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, ended the certification ceremony 

by paying tribute to the entire ecosystem of players who work as a team for all the students at L’Industreet

The L’Industreet campus is particularly aimed at young people seeking a different kind of training to build their professional project. 

At the end of their training course at L’Industreet, 85% of students sign a long-term contract or continue their studies.