Education of both young and old: an ongoing project

MolenGeek: a helping hand for young people 

We came together with MolenGeek in 2019 to help less-privileged job seekers with an entrepreneurial mindset build careers in the new digital world. Youngsters follow an intensive six-month training course in Coding, Audiovisual, or Digital Marketing.

In 2020, one MolenGeek student took part in a six-month internship at Proximus in IT, the IoT and website development. The other planned initiatives have been cancelled due to COVID-19. In 2021 we will support the launch of MolenGeek in Charleroi and Borgerhout. 

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19: coders of the future

Proximus is one of the founding partners of 19, the first free Belgian coding school. 19 is an innovative way of learning: there is no tuition fee and education takes place without a teacher.
In 2020, Proximus welcomed five interns from 19. They worked on data analytics and web development projects.

Because 19 joined the Digital Campus of BeCentral, it can now accommodate up to 750 students (compared to 450 in 2019). In 2021, 19 wants to encourage even more students to apply and make sure job seekers, especially women, benefit from this new way of learning.

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00:07 --> 00:09 Technobel biedt opleidingen aan voor digitale beroepen

00:09 --> 00:12 met innovatieve leermethoden die betekenis geven aan het leren.

00:13 --> 00:17 We begeleiden eveneens leerkrachten, werkzoekenden en ondernemingen

00:17 --> 00:19 bij het realiseren van hun professionele projecten

00:19 --> 00:21 door hun digitale skills een boost te geven.

00:23 --> 00:26 De verhalen die elke dag worden gecreëerd en beleefd bij Technobel

00:26 --> 00:28 zijn talrijk en ze zijn heel erg mooi.

00:29 --> 00:33 Onlangs heeft een jongedame uit de horeca zich omgeschoold tot informaticus.

00:33 --> 00:37 Na een opleiding van een jaar en een opeenvolging van modules,

00:37 --> 00:40 initiatie, ontdekking en vervolmaking

00:40 --> 00:42 is zij vandaag gespecialiseerd in de taal .NET

00:42 --> 00:44 en werkt ze voor een consultingbureau

00:45 --> 00:49 Naast haar technische competenties hebben ook haar transversale competenties

00:49 --> 00:51 en haar attitude deze werkgever overtuigd.

00:51 --> 00:56 Deze zogenaamde 'soft skills' maken deel uit van de opleidingen van Technobel.

00:56 --> 01:00 Vandaag heeft 70% van de werkzoekenden die aankloppen bij Technobel

01:00 --> 01:02 op het einde van de opleiding een baan.

01:02 --> 01:06 Met de andere opleidingen die direct met de bedrijven worden samengesteld

01:06 --> 01:09 slaagt 80% van de deelnemers erin een baan te vinden.

01:12 --> 01:14 Proximus speelt een belangrijke rol in onze opleidingen

01:14 --> 01:16 en geregeld kunnen onze studenten daar aan de slag.

01:16 --> 01:20 Onlangs hebben we samen met Proximus een opleiding op maat ontwikkeld

01:20 --> 01:23 specifiek rond netwerken en cyberveiligheid.

01:23 --> 01:25 Na deze opleiding

01:25 --> 01:29 hebben vijf van onze studenten een contract gekregen bij Proximus SpearIT.

Technobel: filling the skills gap

We are a founder and long-term partner of Technobel, which offers ICT training courses to job seekers as well as information and awareness initiatives for citizens, schools, and professionals. Students can validate their skills through an official certification (Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Huawei, Juniper, etc.). 

In 2020, Technobel assisted Proximus to fill the skills gap in our digital society. We developed a unique dual learning track for fiber optic splicers, who build and maintain copper and optical fiber networks. Thanks to Technobel, students acquired a set of skills that make them very desirable on the job market. 
In 2021, Technobel will further maintain its place as a benchmark training center in Europe. 

More info, visit Technobel.be (French language website)

Bednet and ClassContact: online education for ill children

We are a proud partner of Bednet in Dutch-speaking schools and of ClassContact in French-speaking schools. These associations allow children living with a long-term illness to continue their education at home or at hospital, thanks to videoconferencing solutions.

We support them by providing internet connection and financial aid. In 2020, Bednet and ClassContact helped 1,277 children, compared to 1,164 in 2019. We are committed to supporting these organizations to help more children fulfil their potential in 2021. This year Bednet plans to assist at least 1,000 children and ClassContact at least 100 children. 

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Diggit: seniors going digital

Diggit is the Proximus educational project for children to help the elderly go digital. Through this initiative, we bring generations closer to each other and allow digital natives to share their experience with older people in a playful way. Since the initiative was launched in 2011, we have trained a total of 5,000 senior citizens in collaboration with 3,000 children.

In 2020, we carried out projects at three Belgian schools and our ambition in 2021 is to train 2,500 senior citizens. 

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