CERN's success is built on its excellence in research and in developing ground-breaking technologies. The Technical portfolio supports the development of technical competencies by providing suitable learning solutions.

Contact us

Maria FIASCARIS, 60046, Programme Coordinator
Marie LAHCHIMI, 72844, Administration
Nathalie PERKINS 72844, Administration

What the team does

The Learning and Development Group organises technical courses at CERN in collaboration with internal experts and/or external providers.
The team also manages the training facilities at the Technical Training Centre (building 593).

Type of training

Courses that focus on the development of technical knowledge and competencies to enable you to perform a given job. Courses are typically practice-oriented, customised to the needs of CERN.

Technical trainings take place onsite, at the Technical Training Centre (building 593/572).

The technical training programme is organised as follows:

  • Regular programme: courses taking place at least once a year. Session dates are published on the Learning Hub at the beginning of the calendar year; interested people can register on line.
  • Irregular programme: courses that take place less frequently than once per year and are organized if there is sufficient demand. They are published on Learning Hub without session dates and online registration is not always possible. Interested people must contact for more information.
  • Tailor-made trainings: courses specifically organised for individuals/groups/projects. They can be a customization of a course that is already offered in Learning Hub, or a completely new course. They are organised on request. If interested, please contact

Domains (based on the CERN Competency Model)

All technical competency domains, except for languages, safety and managerial skills. Examples of domains of expertise covered:

  • Information technologies
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Physics
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Updated on: 03/07/2019