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    Opendeurdagen bij Schneider Electric's Ecole des Métiers de l'Energie

    Grenoble (France), March 16, 2011 – Schneider Electric’s Ecole des Métiers de l’Energie Paul-Louis Merlin in Grenoble is holding its annual open house on March 16, 18 and 19 to present the courses on offer for the 2011/2012 school year.


    Founded in 1929 by Grenoble-born industrialist Paul-Louis Merlin, Schneider Electric’s Ecole des Métiers de l’Energie ( provides training in energy management to high-school students and undergraduates. For more than 80 years, the school has been helping young people succeed both academically and professionally thanks to an innovative, industry-focused teaching method. In small groups, students receive technical instruction from industry professionals in electrical engineering, thermal engineering, automation systems and communication networks for energy management and building and home automation applications.

    The open house is a great opportunity to find out about the types of jobs we prepare our students for,” says Corinne Segon, Director of Schneider Electric’s Ecole des Métiers de l’Energie Paul-Louis Merlin.  “From the first year of high school to the two-year undergraduate program, our aim is to encourage students to continue their technical and engineering studies at a higher level. With their solid technical skills and ability to adapt easily to different working environments, our graduates have been highly successful in the workplace. This track record is a great source of pride for our school and a compelling example for current and future students.”

    Starting in 2011, the school will offer a new STI2D Baccalauréat course that will prepare high school students for the major sustainable development challenges in technology, science and industry. The course will include in-depth technical modules to meet the needs of energy companies and respond to the challenges of energy efficiency, an issue championed by Schneider Electric. 

    Open House Agenda

    High school program, including STI2D Baccalauréat
    Wednesday, March 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Ecole des Métiers de l’Energie Paul-Louis Merlin, in the Lycée Pablo Neruda
    41 rue Henri Wallon, 38400 Saint Martin d’Hères, France
    Teachers and students will talk about the program for the first year of high school and the STI2D course offered in the final two years. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and look at the training models and technical equipment used at the school.

    Two-year undergraduate course in home automation
    Friday, March 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Ecole des Métiers de l’Energie Paul-Louis Merlin, in the Institut des Métiers Techniques (IMT)
    10 rue Aimé Pupin, 38100 Grenoble, France
    Teachers and students will present the training models used during the course, which include energy management systems and renewable energy installations (solar panels and wind turbines), as well as alarm and fire protection systems. Visitors and candidates will therefore be able to visualize the technological environment involved in home automation, an industry that offers very promising career opportunities.

    About Schneider Electric
    As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”