How have the working lives of young people in their thirties, the “hard core” of the economically active population in employment, been affected by the health crisis of 2020? The results of the Génération survey: Covid et après? (After Covid what?) serve to document the varied situations of these economically active individuals in the face of the crisis. Whether they...

Training and Employment, n° 159, June 2023, 4 p.

Three years into their working lives, the young people of the 2017 cohort of leavers from education and training saw the early stages of their careers thrown into confusion. Questioned several months afterwards, one third of them stated that the crisis had led them to rethink their career plans. Was it really a decisive factor in this desire for change? How had lockdo...

Training and Employment, n° 157, June 2022, 4 p.

The “ecological” or “green” transition has become a key concept in current political debates (e.g. the European Green New Deal in August 2021), following that of “sustainable development” promoted by the Rio Summit of 1992. Whatever the precise term used, it underlines the need to integrate environmental concerns into production, consumption and our ways of living.

In and Around, n° 3, September 2022, 37 p.

An event as unprecedented as it was unexpected, the health crisis interfered with employees’ plans for career change. How did they come to terms with this situation? In particular, what happened to blue-collar workers, or more broadly the least skilled categories? The qualitative section of the Impact survey, carried out by Céreq in 2021, reveals the effects of the cr...

Training and Employment, n° 158, September 2022, 4 p.

The question of retraining lies at the heart of current employment policy issues. However, wanting to change occupation is no guarantee of completing a retraining programme, even less of finding a job. While low-skilled blue- and white-collar workers are the ones most likely to seek a change, they are also the ones who benefit least from a retraining programme. Worker...

Training and Employment, n° 156, June 2022, 4 p.

Mobility is an important (lifelong) issue for training and employment. This Formation Emploi issue highlights the existence of a double social and spatial distance. Sometimes, being mobile creates training or employment opportunities. This mobility, whether desired or not, is based on the existence of resources and their solicitation. Mobility depends on geographical...

Formation Emploi (in English), n° 156, December 2021, 162 p.

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Created in 1971,

the Center for Studies and Research on Qualifications is a center of expertise serving professionals, decision-makers, social partners and more broadly all those involved in training, work and employment

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As the statutory retirement age rises in France, how do employees perceive their careers after the age of 50? Despite popular belief, most of them…

Céreq Bref, n° 443, August 2023, 4 p.
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For a long time, schools were seen as a sanctuary, and the economy as an independent sphere. However, the strong interrelationships between…

Formation Emploi (in English), n° 162, June 2023, 102 p.
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A good number of young people leave the education system without qualifications. For most of them, coming as…

Training and Employment, n° 160, June 2023, 4 p.
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How have the working lives of young people in their thirties, the “hard core” of the economically active population in…

Training and Employment, n° 159, June 2023, 4 p.
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This varia issue of Formation Emploi illustrates in particular the mosaic of trajectories in the educational and employment systems. For young…

Formation Emploi, n° 160, December 2022, 110 p.
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Training pathways and career trajectories

To investigate individual trajectories is to get to grips with career trajectories and initial and continuing training pathways.

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Occupations, organisations and skills development

Céreq has created a set of statistical and survey tools in order to conduct evaluations of sectors, occupations and socio-occupational categories.

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Qualifications and certifications

Under its remit to investigate the relationship between education and employment, Céreq is involved in the process of designing vocational qualifications and is therefore both an actor in and observer of the institutional arrangements put in place to manage the offer of public and private certifications.

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Public policies on education, training and vocational guidance

How do public policies influence individuals as they construct their trajectories? Is vocational guidance playing an increasing role in education and labour market trajectories?

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