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 actor in and observer of the institutional system put in place to manage the offer of public and private certifications. It is an actor through its participation in the consultative bodies that make up this system, supporting the dialogue between the stakeholders with the results of the various types of studies conducted within the establishment. From this position, Céreq is able to observe how the social compromise on the levels of qualification required to carry out the various types of jobs, as well as the desirable degree of matching between training and jobs, is negotiated over time. In a changing context, the question of the regulation of this certification policy and the roles of the various stakeholders is at the heart of Céreq’s deliberations.

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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 version of the European recommendations on transversal competences. In the course of the European Track-Vet project, a team from Céreq investigated…

Training and Employment 4 p

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 retained a model based on classroom-based training. The act on “The Freedom to Choose One’s Professional Future” (la loi Avenir professionnel), which…

Training and Employment 4 p

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 these strategies tend to influence employees’ employment and working conditions. In addition, our results point to the existence of cascading…

Training and Employment 4 p

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 surveys, show that this diversity is mainly linked to that of companies’ development strategies.

Training and Employment 4 p

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 technologies (ICTs) in their work, but to varying extents and with very different user profiles. The heaviest users of ICTs are more…

Training and Employment 4 p

A comparative analysis of 7 European NQFs reveals different patterns of inclusion of non-formal sector qualifications awarded outside the traditional educational context. However, all countries have in common the quest to achieve a good compromise between providing incentives for inclusion and maintaining overall framework coherence.

Training and Employment 4 p