As a pioneer in distance learning (creation of the first video-based training courses in 1995 and the first e-learning modules in 2001), the Group is constantly innovating to always be in tune with modern uses and the requirements of today’s learners and businesses. As such, Cegos launched a digital platform – LearningHub @Cegos – in 2017 that gives access to training courses and through which users can fully enjoy the Cegos learning experience. Cegos is also a talent-spotter in the market. For example, it organises the Digital Learning Excellence Awards, an event that rewards the most trailblazing training programmes that incorporate the best of digital technology.
“Getting trained today means learning to learn. It’s about enjoying an emotionally rich experience that creates value”
In the decades that followed, Cegos bolstered its global presence considerably, doing business in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. The Group has also been present in China since 1997. As Octave Gélinier says: “Managing is about getting results through means other than oneself and being responsible for what others achieve.”
“Managing is about getting results through means other than oneself and being responsible for what others achieve”
In 1937, Émile Rimailho’s paper “A uniform method for calculating cost price” was published with a preface written by Auguste Detœuf (founder of Alstom and a former chairman of Cegos). Overwhelmed by high demand, Cegos developed a consultancy service, becoming an advisor to companies. In the post-war period, in 1951, following a series of training-within-industry programmes carried out at construction workshops in Charleroi and a session organised for Peugeot in Sochaux, eastern France, the first training courses were provided. The topics covered were management-control techniques and sales management.