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Retraining is hard work! A survey of unskilled workers

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...

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

What role does education play in environmental concerns?

Several international studies and reports have highlighted the key role that education plays in raising people’s awareness of environmental protection. The Génération 2013 survey, which includes a questionnaire focused specifically on sustainable dev...

Training and Employment, n° 155 , January 2022, 4 p.
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What certification for transversal competences in France?

Since the Act of 23 April 2005 came into force, curricula in the compulsory stages of education have been drawn up on the basis of a “common core of knowledge and competences”. Updated and extended by the 2013 Act, this common core is the French vers...

Training and Employment, n° 153 , November 2021, 4 p.

Young people not in employment, education or training (NEET): the role of basic competencies

A  top priority for public policies at both national and European levels, young people  who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) face a risk of exclusion that  varies in intensity from country to country. While education level plays a...

Training and Employment, n° 154 , October 2021, 4 p.

From restructuring to career transitions: a new era of occupational mobility?

The effects of the health crisis have forced businesses in many sectors to deal with a sharp decline in activity, which in some cases is likely to last a long time. A series of measures already exist to support employees obliged to find alternative e...

Training and Employment, n° 152 , April 2021, 4 p.

How do young people from priority neighbourhoods fare after their baccalauréat?

High-school students from priority neighbourhoods face specific difficulties in obtaining the bac and going on to higher education. Above and beyond the effects linked to their social background, does the fact of living in a priority neighbourhood ha...

Training and Employment, n° 151 , March 2021, 4 p.

The observatories become fully operational

The occupations and skills observatories (OSOs), set up throughout the French economy since 2004, provide technical expertise in support of employment and training policy in the various occupational sectors. Having developed and diversified their wor...

Training and Employment, n° 150 , March 2021, 4 p.

Constructing the skills of the future in the construction and civil engineering (CCE) sector

From secondary-level vocational qualifications (CAP) to the elite engineering schools, the construction and civil engineering (CCE) sector offers a range of different training pathways for young people wishing to qualify in one of the sector’s occupa...

Training and Employment, n° 149 , September 2020, 4 p.

A comparative perspective on training in Europe: French companies hit a glass ceiling

Since 2005, European companies’ training effort has been growing and practices have been diversifying. French companies, which were initially among those providing the most training, have shown great stability over time, having for the most part reta...

Training and Employment, n° 148 , September 2020, 4 p.

Subcontracting in value chains: the weak link in firm-based training

Subcontracting strategies in labour-intensive industries have escalated over the past forty years. They are reflected in the fragmentation and geographic dispersion of the activities that make up the so-called value chains. It is already known that t...

Training and Employment, n° 147 , August 2020, 4 p.

Cooperation for better career development advice: a close-up on local stakeholder practices

CEP (Career development advice), which was introduced in France in 2014 in line with the recommendations of the Council of the European Union Resolution of 21 November 2008 on Lifelong Guidance, is designed to guarantee personalised support for all w...

Training and Employment, n° 146 , June 2020, 4 p.

The impact of digital technology on skills in logistics warehouses

Driven by both technological developments and the boom in e-commerce, the logistics sector is currently undergoing far-reaching changes in its production processes. These dynamics could well lead to radical changes in working and employment condition...

Training and Employment, n° 145 , May 2020, 4 p.

Envisioning the occupations of the future together

The case of the waste recovery and recycling sector  In a national and international economic context in which jobs and skills are changing rapidly, prospective analysis is an approach that the economic partners and public authorities in France use...

Training and Employment, n° 144 , April 2020, 4 p.

A messier start to their working lives for a more highly qualified cohort

Tracking the 2010 cohort of leavers: preliminary results after 7 years   How have the French young people who left the education system in 2010 at all levels and with or without qualifications higher than the lower secondary certificate fared in th...

Training and Employment, n° 143 , March 2020, 4 p.

Training in small companies: a reflection of their strategic positioning

It’s an old truism that small companies in Europe provide less training for their employees than the largest ones. In France, the training practices of companies with fewer than 50 employees turn out to be very diverse. New data, drawn from the Défis...

Training and Employment, n° 142 , November 2019, 4 p.

The evolution of the training-to-work transition for apprentices in France over the last twenty years

Initial vocational training for young people in France is structured around two pathways: the school-based pathway, with training provided in vocational high schools, and the apprenticeship pathway, when young people enter into a dual vocational trai...

Training and Employment, n° 141 , October 2019, 4 p.

And women became better qualified than men...

Over the last two decades across Europe, young women’s position in the labour market has improved. Better qualified and with participation rates on the increase, they have also begun to narrow the pay gap and to gain access to occupations and sectors...

Training and Employment, n° 140 , September 2019, 4 p.

Employee training 2.0: the lever effect of ICTs

Enhancing access to and the use and quality of ICTs is one of the 11 thematic objectives of the European Union’s cohesion policy for the period 2014-2020.   In France, more than eight out of every ten employees use information and communication tec...

Training and Employment, n° 139 , July 2019, 4 p.