AFPA

TRAINING TO FOSTER COMPETITIVENESS AND EMPLOYMENT
 
AFPA, the association for adult vocational training, trains over 140,000 people each year. We have been the major training organization for employees and job-seekers for 65 years. As a social economy company, we offer a wide range of qualifying and certifying training programs adapted to the needs of the workforce, companies, and public authorities. Guided by its economic and social role, AFPA supports technical and economic progress by anticipating on emerging skills. We also support the international development of companies by offering our expertise to governments, most especially in the framework of French cooperation agreements. AFPA’s new offer is both customized and customizable and includes life-long training for the workforce, whether it be for professional integration, retraining, or to acquire further qualification. Thanks to our pedagogy focused on professional behavior and our various teaching tools, employees get to understand what skills they miss and can acquire them to improve their professional performances.
 
A NATIONAL CENTER ESPECIALLY DEDICATED TO NUCLEAR POWER PROFESSIONS
 
With over 25 years of expertise, the AFPA center in Cherbourg-Equeurdreville is certified “national center” for nuclear energy and renewable marine energies. We offer several technical platforms developed in partnership with companies such as:

  • a technical platform for the operation of automated facilities developed together with AREVA la Hague during the construction of UP3, the used fuel recycling plant.
  • a 4,300 sq ft model of a construction site developed together with EDF for the EPR. This model offers multiple pedagogical tools and about twenty models of valves, pumps, pipes, mechanical seals, and 5 virtual models specific to the nuclear industry.

 
THREE FIELDS OF TRAINING
 

  • Construction—to train industrial insulation, pipe, and welding workers for the EPR;
  • Maintenance—to train technicians specialized in valve and pressurized rotating machinery maintenance for EDF’s nuclear reactor life extension program;
  • Dismantling—to train nuclear workers to work in nuclear and fuel treatment plants. These programs give access to pre-qualification diplomas and to certificate of qualification in metallurgy for nuclear dismantling workers. Trainees can also prepare a vocational certificate in nuclear environment.

 
EXAMPLES OF TAILOR-MADE TRAINING COURSES FOR AREVA
 

  • Training in automation, centralized operation, instrumentation, and regulation,
  • Training in chemistry and chemical physics,
  • Training in flow transfer technologies and hydraulics,
  • Training in breakdown diagnosis,
  • Training in mechanical and chemical risks,
  • Training in ventilation,
  • Training in utilities, water-air-steam-electricity,
  • Training for new recruits.

 
KEY FIGURES
 

  • Over 140,000 people trained each year
  • 4,400 trainers from the field and trained to adult pedagogy
  • 220 engineers
  • A national nuclear center in Cherbourg-Equeurdreville
  • Over 200 training centers in France

 
WEBSITE AND CONTACT
 
WWW.AFPA.FRraphaele.gauducheau@afpa.fr