I was impressed by the caliber of machines, tools, and equipment that were available to the students publié le 22/07/2017 - mis à jour le 26/07/2019
The different professions you can learn at Sillac
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"When I received an email informing me that I had been accepted to the Teaching Assistant Program In France and would be teaching the English language in Académie de Poitiers, I had little more to elaborate on and refrained from creating high expectations. In accordance to forming a yielding disposition, I arrived to Sillac the first week of October and was warmly welcomed by the professors, staff, and students.
The different professions you can learn at Sillac are :
- aluminium joinery
- air-conditioning and heating
- architect’s assistant
- land surveying
You can study from the CAP (a very basic diploma, designed to bring academic qualifications up to a reasonable standard, while training the students for a profession in carpentry, welding, etc) to the BTS, an advanced diploma, in our case in surveying or architectural studies
Coming from Detroit, Michigan, there are very few schools that resemble the structure of the Lycée Professionals embedded in the French school system. Thus, from the moment that I entered the portail, met the English professors I’d be working with, and began a tour of the school, I noted several similarities and differences compared to what I had been accustomed to. While classes such as small engines, woodshop, and architecture may have been offered at my high school, they were nothing compared to elaborate buildings that housed an array of equipment necessary to learn and perfect a specific skill. Upon entering each room, whether it had been "la menuiserie", "les ateliers climatisation et énergie", I was impressed by the caliber of machines, tools, and equipment that were available to the students. While the equipment and clothing were aesthetically different, I was also impressed by the relationship between the students and professors, which created a comfortable and even fun atmosphere."