Competence centres and centres of excellence
Charleroi Métropole has a number of widely-renowned specialist training centres in cutting-edge areas linked to new technologies. Take for example the Biopark (life sciences and biotechnology), Technofutur TIC (information and communication technologies), TechnoCampus (maintenance, electromechanics, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, production theory, welding, metalworking, plumbing and general assembly), Cefochim (chemical industry and pharmaceuticals), Cefoverre (training in the glass industry), Construct form (building industry), Design Innovation (design and innovation), Cepegra (graphics industry), Forem Management & Commerce (management, commerce, mass retail, exports and job creation), WAN (aeronautics).
Further education has no fewer than 3,000 students and offers a wide range of training courses in all sectors.
The institutions providing social advancement training include the Institut Technique Commercial (ITC), the Institut provincial Supérieur des Sciences Sociales et Pédagogiques (Ipsma ps), the Institut Supérieur Industriel (ISIPS), the Centre de Technologie Avancée (CTA), the technical college of Aumoniers du travail, the Centre de formation professionnelle des Femmes prévoyantes socialistes, the Institut d’enseignement de promotion sociale de la Communauté française (IEPSCF) in Philippeville-Florennes, the Institut d’enseignement de promotion sociale de la Communauté française (IEPSCF) in Sivry-Rance, the Centre d’enseignement supérieur pour adultes de Roux…
Contact your borough to find out about communal education establishments. For example: Charleroi (household classes and languages), Marchienne au pont, Mont sur Marchienne, Couillet, Gily, Jumet, Monceau, Chatelet, Courcelles and Couvin .
On the French Community’s website, you will find all of the further education establishments listed.
Other professional training
There is a wide range of professional training courses offered by the FOREM, the IFAPME (Institut wallon de formation en alternance et des indépendants et petites et moyennes entreprises [Walloon Institute for Vocational Training for Independent Workers and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises]), the Open University and the Funoc.