You are here

Asperger Profiles: GEM and C3R Join Forces to Offer a Data Training Program With Supervised Professional Rehabilitation

Profils Asperger : une formation en data avec insertion professionnelle supervisée
Published on
06 April 2018

Around 74 to 86% of adults suffering from Asperger’s are currently unemployed or undervalued in terms of their skills (Barnard et al, 2001). At the same time, the data industry anticipates that 900,000 jobs will be unfilled by 2020. In response, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has partnered with C3R (Centre Ressource de Réhabilitation pyscho-sociale et de Remédiation cognitive) to create a new data program designed for Asperger* profiles and companies that wish to recruit students from the program. The goal is to facilitate job employment for Asperger profiles by meeting growing demands for employees with data skills. The program is expected to open in January 2019.

Six months of online and in-person training for participants

Open to high school graduates, this program is reserved for people who are over 18 years of age and diagnosed with Asperger’s (or in the process of being diagnosed). Most participants will be referred to the program by a center for autism. Students will alternate between online and in-person classes over the course of six months.

“Online classes will be taught by GEM professors and focus on big data, software development and cybersecurity. The in-person classes will be taught by coaches trained for Asperger’s and focus on finding a job, understanding social aspects of the workplace, and integrating a company over the long-term,” explains Laurence Sirac, program director and head of job placement at GEM for MBAs and Master’s (she is also an Asperger profile).

New data-ready employees

Companies that would like to benefit from this program will be able to recruit an employee who is trained in data skills with expertise, efficiency and rigor. Coaching will also be provided when the new employee joins the company in order to train his or her team members. Individual follow-up will be implemented by Grenoble Ecole de Management to optimize the performance of the new employee.

Asperger Syndrome (also known as Asperger’s) is a form of autism that is associated with advanced cognitive abilities as well as specific interests or repetitive behaviors that create significant difficulties in terms of social interaction.

On the same subject

  • laurence sirac -(c)-Bruno-Fournier
    Published on 23 November 2020

    Skills that Asperger’s profiles manage better than most...

    The Data Asperger Certificate at Grenoble Ecole de Management opens the door for Asperger profiles and companies to join forces. An opportunity to integrate a unique profile and benefit from a fresh perspective.

  • Cybersécurité. Prévenir plutôt que guérir !
    Published on 20 April 2020

    Cybersecurity: better safe than sorry!

    As telecommuting becomes a widespread practice during this health crisis, cybersecurity grows in importance for companies. And user awareness of these issues remains the primary factor to ensure security.

  • Published on 25 March 2019

    Digital jobs: leading by example

    With two women in charge of its big data and information systems programs, Grenoble Ecole de Management seeks to lead by example and help break down barriers to women in the digital sector.

  • Published on 24 January 2019

    Women and digital jobs: a love-hate affaire?

    The digital sector is booming, yet only 16% of technical jobs are filled by women. As a recent graduate of GEM’s Advanced Master’s in Big Data, Zineb Bennis shares her positive experience in the world of data science.

  • Nathalie Devillier, professeure de droit, à Grenoble Ecole de Management
    Published on 26 April 2018

    General Data Protection Regulation Increases Company Responsibility

    New European regulations on data protection will increase the rights and privacy of internet users in Europe. However, much of the burden of this increased protection will fall on companies. How can businesses prepare for this change?

  • Federico Pigni, Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management
    Published on 01 July 2016

    Research: Creating Value from Digital Data Streams

    The big data era is upon us. Startups, major companies, organizations and governments are all rushing to extract essential insights from big data. Yet in doing so, many have overlooked the potential value of the digital data streams (DDS) that make...

  • Federico Pigni, Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management
    Published on 01 July 2016

    Recherche : Le big data temps réel, une nouvelle source de création de valeur

    Enregistrés et analysés en quasi temps réel grâce aux progrès de la technologie, les flux de données du big data donnent naissance à de nouveaux services créateurs de valeur. Une étude portant sur 171 initiatives du monde entier décrypte la logique...