In 2016, a Simplon training opened in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. This training took place as part of Bootcamp Bouaké, which opened its doors in partnership with Life Builders Foundation in January. This intensive training in web and mobile technology lasted 6 months and trained in total 19 apprentices.
This training targeted young job seekers and graduates in computer science or other disciplines who were looking for additional training to enhance their skills. The training took place from June to November 2016 and gathered young people from Abidjan and Bouaké. In total, the positive outcome rate from this first training was 80 percent!