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Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée supports Parcours Sirius

By 30 October 2023March 19th, 2024

Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée joins Audencia’s Sirius social opening program as a sponsor, to enable young professional baccalaureate holders from its region to envisage higher education more serenely.

By becoming a sponsor of the Parcours Sirius, one of Audencia’s exclusive social innovation programs, the Crédit Agricole Regional Bank is providing financial support and human accompaniment to the 19 professional baccalaureate holders currently benefiting from the program. The Sirius program is a free year of reinforcement available directly after a vocational baccalaureate to prepare students for higher education.

The 4-year sponsorship agreement provides for Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée employees to support young people throughout their first 3 years of study. This support covers mentoring, training and the acquisition of new skills – pitch training workshops run by Village by CA Atlantique Vendée, for example – and career guidance.

Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée’s financial commitment, alongside that of other sponsors and the Audencia Foundation, helps finance the year-long skills enhancement program for professional baccalaureate holders in the Sirius program, as well as a 90% reduction in Bachelor’s tuition fees for scholarship students who pass the entrance exam. Yves Schwartz, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée: “Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée is very proud to support Audencia’s Sirius program. Encouraging young people in our region to achieve and develop

About Sirius

The Sirius program is a 100% free reinforcement year launched by Audencia in 2022 and accessible directly after a vocational baccalaureate (from September to May) to prepare students for higher education. It aims to improve the diversity of Audencia’s workforce by removing self-censorship and financial barriers to higher education. The program covers 4 dimensions to help students reveal their full potential: reinforcement of their academic achievements, personal development activities, development of international and cultural openness and discovery of the professional world. The program is supported by Région des Pays de la Loire, founding partners Groupe Bessé, Maisons du Monde, Groupe Sigma and Terrena, and Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée.

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