A good number of young people leave the education system without qualifications. For most of them, coming as they often do from disadvantaged areas, from areas on the periphery of towns and cities or from rural areas, access to the formal education and training system cannot be taken for granted. For them, “learning from and through work” may represent an alternative....

Training and Employment, n° 160, June 2023, 4 p.

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.

In a fast-changing global context impacted by major societal shift (climate, digital, demographic) and turmoil (pandemics, international political instability), economies are transforming, skills required on the labour market are evolving and professions are changing. It is in these conditions that career transitions and professional reorientation take place.

In and Around, n° 4, November 2023, 55 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 geograph...

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

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The Céreq: an expertise at the service of the actors of training and employment

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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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For those who "have been excluded from the labour market", joining an integration and training scheme is often accompanied by social support,…

Céreq Bref, n° 449, January 2024, 4 p.
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The building sector is well known for its high levels of pollution and its high greenhouse gas emissions, particularly when it comes to newly…

Céreq Bref, n° 448, December 2023, 4 p.
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Besides professional activities directly linked to environmental protection, there are a number of sectors in which the ecological transition is a…

Céreq Bref, n° 447, December 2023, 4 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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