free training program for future journalists
Free journalism training program an alternative to the traditional exam preparation schools
La Chance aux Concours was launched as an alternative to the traditional exam preparation schools, which are extremely expensive and therefore unaffordable for grant recipients. The organization is composed of professional journalists working on various editorial teams who volunteer their time to provide training over a one-year period.
Every Saturday over six months, some 20 students selected for their high motivation levels work for at least four hours. The program covers tests of general knowledge, current events and French, journalism exercises linked to the examinations, English classes, exam simulations and oral tests, all designed to prepare students for university entrance exams.
Students are offered editorial-department tours, in particular at Canal+, and assistance with internship searches.