Bechtle & HP, actors at the heart of the Lycée 4 project.0. from the Grand Est region!, Grand Est: this is the computer of high school students

Grand Est: this is the computer of high school students

“The regional economic, social and environmental council (CERSER, editor’s note) of the Grand Est claimed in January 2019 a moratorium to take the time of an evaluation, which is the least of things for a plan presented two years ago as experimental ”, notes the collective. “In February, the CHSTC (Hygiene, Safety and Working Conditions) of Haut-Rhin formulated the same wish. »»

Bechtle & HP, actors at the heart of the Lycée 4 project.0. from the Grand Est region !

Lycee project 4.0 Region Grand Est

Illkirch Graffenstaden, December 21, 2021 – launched in 2016, the Lycée 4 project.0. continues its evolution. For the start of the 2021 school year, the Grand Est region chose the computer dealer Bechtle as well as its HP partner for the implementation and execution of the supply of laptops for high school students in the Grand Est.

  • 71,000 HP laptops and adapted bags delivered in 352 high schools in the Grand Est region in just 4 weeks.
  • A foolproof success and collaboration despite a complex economic and health context
  • A rise of products to support the regional overall educational project.

A project over time to support the future of high school students

The Grand Est region has made the choice, with the high school program 4.0., to allow each high school student to the territory to have equal access to an HP 245 G8 laptop, to all manuals and other digital resources.

This project, initiated at the end of 2016 in consultation with the academic authorities, experienced a major evolution in 2019, with the strong choice of providing a free laptop for all high school students – computer that they will keep at the end of their schooling.

For this implementation, the Grand Est region has initiated significant investments in the service of
217,885 high school students from the Grand Est region with the distribution of 71,000 computers.

Bechtle’s commitment, the scent of the local

Bechtle is proud to have supported the Grand Est region in this project with common values ​​that are: equal opportunities, investment for our youth and for our talents of tomorrow.

For Jean Rottner, the president of the Grand Est region, this relationship is in fact perfectly in the strategy of its community: “This partnership allows us to respond to the promise that we formulate to our young people: a computer offered to facilitate the life today, to prepare for their journey of tomorrow. Our satisfaction is all the more important since Bechtle has allowed us to face the difficulties linked to the international context on supplies without penalizing the families of the Grand Est ! »»

“This achievement illustrates Bechtle’s desire to register in regional projects, to energize the local economy, but also to support institutions at the national level thanks to our dedicated and specialized teams in the public sector. »Specifies Franck Gentzbittel – Managing Director of Bechtle France to discuss this commitment.

Bechtle plays the premises from start to finish on this project by surrounding themselves with local providers with in particular the establishment of a after-sales service located in Mundolsheim (Bas-Rhin).

A digital working tool signed HP

HP is a very present actor in the world of education and especially in the Grand Est region. It is also a longtime partner of Bechtle. The tripartite collaboration was therefore made naturally and made it possible to carry out this major project by equipping 71,000 students from high schools in the region. In September, the students received an HP 245 G8 portable PC (Full HD slab, SSD 128 GB disc, 128 GB SD card), thus making it possible to support the RGE educational project as a whole.

“We are particularly proud to help equip students from the Grand Est region thanks to our computers designed for the world of education. This type of project could not materialize without the close collaboration and based on the confidence of regional bodies of the Grand Est and our historic Bechtle partner “commented Rodolphe Delahaye, director of sales regions for HP France.

Respected deadlines despite the international context

Shortage of components, uncertain health context, delayed deliveries. The 2021 edition will have had its share of surprises and will have challenged all the players in the project. Indeed, the students as well as the teachers having to have their equipment for the start of the school year, the delivery of the equipment had to take place in September in September. But that is without counting on this collective force between the RGE, Bechtle and HP, which made it possible to keep this commitment. In less than 4 weeks, 71,000 secondary students have been equipped with their equipment in the 352 high schools 4.0. A feat to note and congratulate !

About Bechtle

Bechtle AG has 80 Houses system in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With 24 e-commerce companies in 14 countries, Bechtle is one of the main IT companies in Europe. Founded in 1983, the company has its headquarters in Neckarsulm in southern Germany, and currently employs more than 12,000 people. Bechtle offers more than 70,000 customers from the industrial, commercial, financial and public sectors a complete, neutral portfolio vis-à-vis suppliers, covering all aspects of infrastructure and IT operations. Bechtle is listed in the MDAX and Tecdax indices. In 2020, the company achieved a turnover of around 5.82 billion euros.

The Bechtle France subsidiary, based in Illkirch-Graffenstaden and led by Alain Baselga, was born on March 6, 2000. In 2020, she recorded a turnover of 113 million euros with a workforce of 105 people.

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Communication manager – Bechtle France

Grand Est: this is the computer of high school students

Two SMEs were used as part of the “Lycée 4.0 ”: The company Econocom (our photo) provides and distributes computers, and the LDE company is responsible for digital resources.

The Grand Est Region distributed free from September 2, 115,000 laptops in favor of its high school students, as part of a unique program in France called “Lycée 4.0 ”. This device, which provokes as much enthusiasm as fears, intends to reduce the digital divide and better insert students into the labor market, in an ever more digital world.

Do all students receive a computer ?

Almost. Of the 353 high schools in the Grand Est, 293 adhere to the “Lycée 4.0 ”For the start of the 2019 school year. It is in them (whose full list is available on the youth portal.en) that will be distributed free of charge the 115,000 computers. Either to all students, or only at certain levels (second, first, terminal), according to the choices of each establishment management. “Some high schools wanted it, others not, others only for their secondary students … We were completely flexible, listening to the teaching teams,” said Jean Rottner, president of the Grand Est region.

INile to order the laptop: it will be distributed to students from September 2, for a fortnight, in participating schools.

Families who do not wish to benefit from it will be able to refuse it, but only high school students whose establishment is not 4.0 can continue to be helped by the Grand Est region (between 40 and 100 euros) for the acquisition of textbooks in paper format.

What will it look like ?

To a perfectly basic laptop. The “special Grand Est” version of HP 240 G7 (nothing to do with the top of heads of state) offers A 14 -inch screen, 128 gigabytes of storage space and 12:30 p.m to its user. Its integrated graphics card Celeron processor can easily manage all word processing activities, but will probably cough if we try to install the most recent video games, too greedy.

Features Windows 10, Professional version, the computer also has a disk player, another card (SD, SDHC, SDXC) and two USB ports. And even an HD camera. Its battery recharges on a sector outlet, via a power cable.

Inside: several pre-installed software such as the Office 365 office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and a potential of 3,000 digital educational resources accessible via the digital workplace (ENT) of students.

Can we do everything and anything with ?

No, naturally. Already, the student undertakes to take care of it by signing a charter. If the machine benefits from a three -year warranty issued by its manufacturer (taking charge of any breakdowns), the high school student is responsible for his equipment: he will not be not replaced in the event of loss or breakage, Even if a flight attested by filing a complaint can grant the loan or provision of a new computer through an “emergency fund”.

At the end of high school, the student will be able to keep his computer (unless he has stopped his studies or moved outside the region).

Is it used to work or have fun ?

Both. The computer offered to students is considered a work tool: even if they can take it home and use it freely outside class hours, it will especially contain a host of educational content usable in high school: in First place, all textbooks in the digitized version they will need during the year. But also A subscription to the educational service of the ARTE TV channel (Educ’Arte), that the Grand Est region is the only one in France to offer its students for three years. Hence the need to always have it on you in high school, with your busy battery. Especially since teachers risk using this digital support to transmit documents related to their courses or duties.

For those who are already looking forward to using this tool to wander, a small cold shower: “filters prohibiting access to certain sites” were “installed at the level of academic servers and the WiFi network” in establishments to “avoid avoiding digital use contrary to pedagogy, ”recalls the Grand Est region.

Will textbooks disappear ?

Not at the moment. “With the computer provided by the Grand Est region, no need for manuals in paper format,” sums up Jean Rottner. Who refuses all shortened on the digitization of school books, criticized by a part of the teachers of the Grand Est: “A teacher of letters encountered recently told me” a work extract is perfect for digital use, But for a complete work, we will always favor the paper format ”. And I agree with her. No, the “High school 4 program.0 ”does not delete paper, It’s an additional tool. The school environment is a place of learning where the teacher must open his students in the world, as a whole. Today, there is a social need to help families financially and the need to adapt to digital technology, in a world where very high speed is everywhere and coding schools are multiplying. Our decision is thought out: it should allow students to be more efficient, to find a place in the labor market more easily. »»

The fact remains that paper textbooks, strongly competed by this new tool, may have to fight to survive: “Paper and digital are two complementary supports, whose use is pedagogy. Their use is at the discretion of the teacher, ”explains the Grand Est region.

Are high schools ready ?

Yes, even if there were hiccups. Launched in 2017, the “High school 4 program.0 ”is at His third phase : After a wave of 49 establishments then a second of 62 others, 182 additional high schools joined them this school year to experiment “the global digital offer” proposed by the Grand Est region, allowing to replace the textbooks while providing available to new educational tools and resources. “We were a little pioneering, in France. And as often in this situation, you need three steps back to make one forward, ”explains Jean Rottner. “Our system has experienced overloads and certain equipment was not sufficient, which disrupted the habits of teachers, students and families. We have now changed models, and the distribution of these computers marks a turning point in the program. »»

WiFi has settled in the 145 regional high schools which have not had it so far and new agents responsible for computer maintenance have been deployed by the Grand Est region (100 in all) this year.

Exposure to wifi and screens is dangerous ?

We do not know. On the one hand, the Grand Est region indicates that “several studies have been carried out [on WiFi] and demonstrate that there is no proven biological effect. The standards in force and the recommendations of ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Work Safety, Editor’s note) are respected in the installation work. On the other, the Citizen Collective Total screen supported by an intersyndicale of education (CGT, SNUEP-FSU, SUD) recalls that WiFi has been “classified as potential carcinogen by WHO (World Health Organization, editor’s note ) and that no study has considered that we can bring together 35 transmitters side by side in a single class ”. And quotes the same handles which would indicate in a report published in May that “the new scientific data reinforce the result of 2010 on the toxicity of blue light for the eye which can lead to a drop in sight”.

“The regional economic, social and environmental council (CERSER, editor’s note) of the Grand Est claimed in January 2019 a moratorium to take the time of an evaluation, which is the least of things for a plan presented two years ago as experimental ”, notes the collective. “In February, the CHSTC (Hygiene, Safety and Working Conditions) of Haut-Rhin formulated the same wish. »»

Response from Jean Rottner: “There are those who are for, and those who are against. We took care of the technical aspect, the national education in the training of its teachers so that they adapt to these new educational tools. Digital education is one of their missions. »»


Hello, I allow myself to contact you, I do not agree that if my child stops his education before the end of the year he should give back his pc. He was offered to him and his name. Please take into account the situation of the young person who cannot afford to pay. Thank you in advance with understanding

hello know that the computer is not offered to us but loaned for three years then give at the end of high school