The acquisition of personal and professional skills
Innovation requires curiosity, agility and autonomy. The training focuses on skills that promote cooperation, the ability to listen and act (expressing oneself, communicating, defending one’s ideas, leading controversies…).
CMIs focus part of their training on the progressive development of personal skills useful in the workplace:
– expression and communication (English, French),
– the development of transversal competences and self-assessment methods,
– the personalized professional project,
– general culture,
– societal issues.
Develop professional expression
Training in communication-expression allows students to acquire a level of expression (elaboration of thought, formalization of reasoning) that allows them to write articles, reports, summaries of their work, but also to expose, defend and debate their ideas.
The training is based on the following components :
– The first is to “know how to write” and “express oneself orally” in a concise and precise manner, first of all in French and English. This is the condition that will allow it to fit into the multicultural and intercultural environment that is the company’s international environment. It’s at the heart of his or her future job,
– know how to adapt one’s speech according to one’s interlocutor and adapt to the technical means of communication which change, progress and grow at a high rate,
– know how to debate, controversy, defend ideas.
Create your personal and professional project (PPP)
The Personal and Professional Project (PPP) leads the student to project himself into the future by progressively elaborating his project and mastering his further studies, notably through the analysis and appropriation of these skills and the tools for their development. Then, throughout the course, the student will be in a situation of professionalization: projects, internships, meetings with external speakers, seminars.
Develop your general culture
Art, theatre, literary and cultural disciplines in general allow the future graduate to inscribe his personal development through disciplines that are often new to the student.
They are an opportunity to set up varied projects open to local cultural specificities. Students thus reflect on their practices, learn to go beyond the purely technical aspects of their profession, in short to be open and curious.
Grasp societal issues
The future graduate must have a global vision of his or her environment and develop a critical mind enabling him or her to propose technical solutions in line with environmental, human and societal concerns. In the same way, ethical considerations are at the heart of societal issues, whether in the production, use or even obsolescence of products and services.
Preparing for your role as a company executive
The scientific and technical manager must have a global vision of the company that allows him to play the major role that is expected of him. The CMI prepares future graduates through the following inputs:
– internal knowledge: sociology of the company, culture, diversity of the actors with whom the engineer will have to interact: financial, commercial, management controllers… researchers. Hence the learning of group dynamics, rules and types of internal communication (codes),
– knowledge of the company’s environment: relations with suppliers, subcontractors, customers, market intelligence, geopolitical parameters, social and environmental responsability, …
– awareness of entrepreneurship: creating or taking over a company, a taste for managing innovative projects, ..,
– knowledge of the basics of managing the resources the company needs to prosper, be they financial, human and, of course, technical.
Develop capacity for self-assessment
Self-evaluation encourages an awareness of the student’s background, organization of personal data and critical thinking.
A reference framework of knowledge and skills acquisition serves as a support for a strong involvement of students in the monitoring of their progress, through the implementation of a system of accompanied self-assessment.
Each student regularly completes, throughout the course, a portfolio enabling him/her to assess his/her capacity to learn, to manage his/her personal progress and to appreciate his/her ability to adapt to the context… This approach serves the student in identifying his/her aptitudes and limits, and to guide him/her in his/her academic and professional choices.