Vocational training is a major issue for the competitiveness of French industry, which is constantly challenged by new production and organizational methods. The spread of new technologies, the globalization of trade and the need to take environmental issues into account are all factors that influence the skills needs of manufacturers. In France, industry represents 77,500 companies and 2,800,000 employees (2020 figures). To preserve know-how and develop new skills, industrial companies must therefore develop their attractivity, particularly to young people.


IRT Jules Verne brings together actors from the academic world and industry and therefore plays a role in anticipating the professions of tomorrow, in order to succeed and remain competitive.



Aims and actions

IRT Jules Verne develops collaborative projects promoting synergies between the academic sector and industrial companies to meet the skills needs of tomorrow’s manufacturers.




For the attractivity of jobs


For the development of industrial training


For the promotion of work-study programs

  • Member of the « Compétences 2021 » collective, a consortium of employment actors and companies to respond to recruitment difficulties in aeronautics, naval and marine renewable energy sectors.


  • Member of the  « Industry of the Future » : collective to support the transformation of industry in Pays de la Loire Region towards ever greater competitiveness and performance.


  • Initiate the project of « Jules Verne Manufacturing Academy » factory-school, member of the Board of Directors of JVMA and involved in the construction of training programs.
  • Creation of Tech Alternance in collaboration with IRT Saint-Exupéry : a national recruitment fair for work-study programs in industry to facilitate contact between recruiters and candidates.



Focus on « Tech Alternance » fair : the merger of 2 recruitment operations

« Tech Alternance » fair was born from the merger of two trainees recruitment fairs : « Alternance Manufacturing », created by IRT Jules Verne in 2015 and « Alternance Aerospace », launched by IRT Saint Exupéry in 2018. Each operation addressed complementary business sectors and industries; thus, the two research institutes decided to merge them into a single multi-sector operation in a hybrid format. « Tech Alternance » aims to develop work-study programs in key industrial and technological sectors such as aeronautics, automotive, naval and energy, from the vocational training certificate (CAP) to engineering level.



Balance sheet for the 2021 editions of « Alternance Aerospace » and « Alternance Manufacturing »





work-study opportunities







More than 1000

meetings realized

Hundreds of work-study contracts

signed as a result of the fairs




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