Montpellier Business School has joined forces with a major employer to create the first “academy” solely devoted to the needs of the camping holiday industry.
The new in-house training centre, launched in partnership with Vacalians, the European leader in the camping market with more than 2,000 staff, will have an annual budget of €1 million (£875,000).
It will enrol 500 students in 2018 and has a target to take on 1,500 students by 2020. From 2019, it will be open to external candidates for work-based training and apprenticeship programmes.
Teaching will be provided by research professors from the business school as well as by professionals from Vacalians, using a blended combination of classroom training, e-learning and videos. It is hoped that the Vacalians Academy will also provide a major boost to the economy of the Occitania region, France’s leading camping destination.