ORT France

ORT France

ORT France is aware of the actual societal challenges such as technological progress, digitalization, demographic aging and low skilled workforce. The digital transformation of the economy is re-shaping the way people work and do business. New ways of working are affecting the types of skills needed, including innovation and entrepreneurship. To address such challenges ORT is working to improve the digital skills at the national level by developing skills for students, jobseekers, NEETs (people not in Education, Employment or Training) and all people that want to build up their capacities and provide for life-long learning.

The objective of this pledge is to help unemployed people to enter in the workforce by providing them with digital skills that are currently lacking in the job market. During 2017-2018 ORT France will train and guide up to 1,200 unemployed people towards an ICT career path  by a blended methodology of in person and online learning through an online social platform integrating the principles of Gamification to create, identify, engage and create collaboration among a job seekers, job centres and employers. 

Last update: 07/05/2018
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/07/2017
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope:
Public Funding:
The funding for such activities will be provided by the Municipality of Paris and the Region of Île-de-France.

ORT France

ORT France is an association working on the education sector since 1921 and is a member of World ORT, the largest non-governmental education and training organisation in the world. ORT France operates 7 schools and training centres servicing annually approximately 2,200 pupils (secondary schools), 800 students (under-graduates) and 2,500 trainees (vocational training). It is also fully engaged in innovation to build talents and drive the future of work and jobs, by disruptive approaches of learning and provides for digital learning expertise to address the needs of the SMEs for trained workforce. Its innovation directorate leads a network of excellence with the proper vision to achieve the digital transformation of several ecosystems as education, industries, with an impact to achieve an inclusive growth. As enabler in the digital era where massification is a key challenge, ORT is articulated around 4 pillars: R&D; Learning and Development, technical assistance and consulting. ORT is an expert in training services through a specific model built with innovators, start up, Edtech, entreprises etc..

Qualitative Impact

Such action will aim at upgrading the digital capacities of the unemployed that will directly contribute to their job market entrance. The skills to be taught are digital skills with TOSA certification and ECDL, skills on cybersecurity, big data, IoT, web development, IT skills, and several certifications such as SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, CISCO, etc. contributing to provide experts as analysts, developers, consultants, project manager, community manager, digital brand manager, digital analyst, web marketers, etc.

The training is based on a logical and pedagogical framework of excellence resulting from academic and technological research of learning, in order to establish a new foundation for integrated pedagogy and a connected approach to education and training.
Training is tailored to building the key cognitive skills (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Spirit, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Curiosity). The current trends of Massification, Personalization, Gamification, WeQ or Peer2Peer will be the pillars of the project for the learning citizens of the 21st century.

The qualitative impact of such pledge will be to reinsert in the job market the unemployed after pursuing the blended training programme.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face2face amd online/unemployed people Job seekers will acquire digital skills in a cutting-edge and pervasive environment. This, via a platform that allows individualization of courses and free online access to certified content, with more than 7,000 courses, videos and simulations. The quantitative impact includes the re-insertion in the job market of at least 89% of the people trained 1,200 1000

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

1000 accompanied and trained out of 1200 as objective.


Milestone name Completion date Status
Creation of a collaborative online social platform 31/12/2017 Completed
Creation of a range of serious games that focus on the potential of learners 31/12/2017 Completed
Exploitation of a “Skillsbooting” immersion environment where participants can experience in person and through online simulations situations they will encounter in their future jobs, to perfect their skills and knowledge and backed up with interactive mo 28/02/2018 Completed
A Peer2Peer-type coaching process is carried out by mentors specialised in career orientation, followed by a Job Matching 28/02/2018 Completed
An assessment of the outcomes of the training series and the coaching process is carried out 31/12/2018 On Track
89% of the trainees will be inserted in the job market 31/12/2018 On Track