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Who are we?

PIGIER is the largest private network of technical schools and vocational training centers in France (42 institutions).
Since 1850, schools Pigier lead young (and not so young) to trades by offering courses validated by diploma programs (CAP, BP, Bac Pro, BTS, Bac +3) in the areas of trade and management, secretarial / assistant human resources and accounting, social and paramedical Pigier performance and styling / aesthetic with Pigier Creation.
Near you PIGIER facility has specific characteristics that differentiates it from another school:
know-how based on experience
a balanced educational strategy: the alternating rhythm
facility = 1 + 1 school training center:
Initial training
Linked training
Continuing Education
practical training programs, practices, integrating the dimension of the company ,
of specific training programs (revenue offset, book binding, tutor training, schedule ...)
course materials specific
collaborative workspaces
of specific examinations and qualifications certified for courses which are not degrees of state (medical secretary ...)
test scores higher than state of national education
a placement rate of our young people by 81% at the end of their training
of Individualized Education Spaces (EFI specific product PIGIER)
of salons schools open to the public in every school in Hair & Beauty
of partnerships with suppliers ( Microsoft in Computer Science, Wella, L'Oreal, in Eugene Perma Hair, Make Up For Ever in aesthetics)
a willingness to innovate
the strength of a network
international experience

Facts and Figures
1850 : Opens in Paris by Gervais PIGIER Practice School of Commerce, the first establishment of a long line, currently 93 sites .
1877 : Creation of correspondence courses PIGIER.
1904 : Establishment of the company PIGIER, currently Company Formation - PIGIER .
1906 : First franchise agreement established for the city of Nantes, so this is the beginning of the franchise, currently 74 sites free .
1911 : First concession contract for a foreign city: Alexandria, currently 52 sites outside France .
1928 : First school in Morocco (Casablanca), currently 41 sites in Morocco .
1960 : Broadcast exclusively for the francophone countries of the Speedwriting (method of rapid writing).
1972 : Establishment of the Continuing Professional Development activity, currently 15% of the activity.
1981 : Released Studial, learning the keyboard by dedicated computer, currently over 2000 microphones.
1984 : Creation of Contracts Qualification: Pigier implements curriculum-linked training in all sectors.
1987 : Creation of activity PIGIER Hair & Beauty , currently 27 sites .
1993 : Creation of the business mix is currently 60% of the activity.
2000 : Creation of website .
2001 : Partnership with Microsoft .
2004 : Development of portals and collaborative learning.
2005 : Partnership with L'Oreal, Wella and Eugene Perma
2005 : Certification Pigier title of "Medical secretary," recorded in RNCP training at Level IV.
2007 : Creation of website Pigier:
2008 : Partnership with Make Up For Ever (cosmetic products).
2008 : Consolidation of the website
The Key figures
158 years of existence,
PIGIER 89 institutions worldwide,
42 institutions in France PIGIER ,
71 franchised
50 different configurations
access to more than 100 occupations,
5000 students (school) year in France,
5000 interns alternately in France
81% placement rate,
more than 7000 students a year abroad,
10 000 trainees CVT
1200 employees
2000 micro-computers,
400 classrooms,
42 M turnover,

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