Arrival of School 42 in Perpignan: “a moment etched in the image of the region and the local economy”

All the players on file were gathered in full force at the Women of France, on Wednesday, May 25th, to formalize the arrival of the 42nd School in Perpignan. The first batch of 150 computer science students will take over the building from November 2022.

All Ghonim, the local political and economic world, had set an appointment, on Wednesday, May 25th, in the Ladies of France for the official signing of the contract with the 42 Perpignan Occitanie School. The culmination of nearly two years of strides initiated by the Economic Development Agency, Cluster and CCI, initiated and carried by Laurent Gause, ahead of the first “pool” (language choice test 2.0) planned for students in November 2022. This will begin the school year on the second floor of the building and below Supervising Géro Vigney, appointed in February after being part of the first class of Ecole 42 in Paris in 2013 before continuing with IT.

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Access to a prestigious institution in P.-O. Key stakeholders such as Robert Villa, President of Perpignan Mediterranean Metropole, praised: “We were able to present our arguments to the school leaders. It is a moment etched in the image of the region and the local economy“Same observation to Mayor Lewis Eliot, who we learned is more of a Mac than a PC.”It’s a great day for the city, department, and region. It is a great opportunity for the economic fabric, for our youth, for the image of Perpignan …

Géro Vigney, Director of Ecole 42 and Cédric Siré, President of Webedia and Financial Partner of the Foundation.
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An atypical digital training created by Iliad-Free founder and billionaire Xavier Niel (also nicknamed “Tonton” by students) whose teaching curriculum can sometimes seem confusing: no lessons, no teachers, no age limit, a diploma requirement (not even Baccalaureate) or registration fees and training financed 50/50 by public and private partners such as Véolia, Banque Populaire or Catalan Cédric Siré, founder and president of Webedia and financial partner of the school, whose annual budget is around one million euros.

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School 42 played a major role in launching my business. It is a second chance school where what matters above all is who you are and not what you did or where you came from. 100% of those who leave find a permanent and long-term job with an average annual salary of 42 thousand euros. In my time, you had to go into exile and camp in Paris to start your business. Now others will be able to do it with a view of Canigou‘, rejoices a Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque (son of ex-MP Fernand Céré) who now heads the ‘Unicorn’ which employs 6,000 people, rejoices.

Among those present were François Rivier, Louis Eliot, Hermeline Malherbe, or Laurent Gause, President of the CCI.

Among those present were François Rivier, Louis Eliot, Hermeline Malherbe, or Laurent Gause, President of the CCI.
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An opinion shared by François Riviere, President of the USAP and member of the Board of Directors of Ecole 42: “It’s a historic day to preserve and train our youth, attract top-tier companies, and boost the division’s GDP.. Or, finally, Emmanuel Stern, president of French technology company Perpignan. “The whole profession needs programmers, developers and people skilled in the digital field because there is a real shortage. All this will make it possible to put Perpignan on the digital level and generate attractiveness. ”

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My future student campus in Dames de France?

While the first three floors were finally purchased by the city council from the Caisse des Dépôts for €3 million (the top floor and rooftop are still the property of Crédit Agricole), €1.6 million of the work was contracted. from agglo and section) to rehabilitate the interior of this Art Nouveau building and unoccupied for nearly three years after Fnac’s departure from Galeries Lafayette.

Although GrandOptical has announced that it is maintaining its location on the ground floor, new projects are supposed to appear soon, such as the arrival of the IES Business School that was due to be built on the site from next academic year as shown on its website at The web, even if the project seemed to have a bad start.

There are some technical problems, so the school should not settle in the place planned for the first year but not too far in Perpignan”, Lewis Elliott says, for what could eventually become a downtown student campus. We are also in the process of negotiating with companies and brands … There are cafeterias or banks that are interested, we will have to choose.

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