France: Unloved education

Only a few young people in France complete an education, rather they want to study. Paris wants to change that. But there is resistance from the unaccustomed side.

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    This task is trickier as thought: Logan Olexa and Loïc Kovarovsky stand at workbench and struggle with a so-called cross-sectional teaching. They are supposed to file cross-shaped metal part so that it fits like a puzzle piece into a predetermined hollow. But too large a gap must not arise. The fine work is part of your training as a mechatronics technician. The two 22 and 20 year old French have been teaching at tyre manufacturer Michelin since last autumn.

    However, trainees do not do ir training in France, but beyond border in Saarland Homburg. Michelin operates a commercial vehicle tyre plant re. A million new tires for buses and trucks are created re every year, capacity for retreading is at 600,000. Olexa and Kovarovsky make a cross-border teaching, as Michelin has been offering since 2013: for practical part you commute every day Lorraine across to Saarland. The ory is complete in France.

    While Feilerei is still a challenge, two young men already know a German motto: "Craft has golden ground." At block seminars in France, or French trainees are not surprised when Olexa and Kovarovsky try to find a French counterpart. The saying here simply does not exist. On contrary, commercial training is not well regarded in France. Because, above all, school failure learn in companies. If you want to apply something, visit a university. The figures illustrate it: in France, at end of 2017, around 330,000 young people made a teaching. In Germany, it was almost four times as many.

    Youth unemployment, studies abortions, shortage of skilled workers

    The government under President Emmanuel Macron wants to revalue changing and training professions. Three reasons are right for President: almost a quarter of French young people are unemployed, and rate of dropouts and diarrhea at universities is above average, especially in first year, with almost 60 percent. At same time, shortage of skilled workers is no longer just a German problem.

    If something does not change soon, French companies are missing around 1.5 million qualified employees until 2030, according to a recently published study. That would bring country's economy by 175 billion euros in value added.

    "We have to transform image of education," says Thierry Herning, head of BASF France. "In next five years, many employees will retire. The embassy has already arrived at companies. Now discussion must be conducted in families. Parents must have certainty that training for ir children is no harm. " 2011 were only 1.7 percent of BASF France's employees, who are well 3,000 employees. Today, it is more than five percent. Only 2017, 84 teenagers have begun a teaching.

    In bill on training reform, which has recently been discussed in French Parliament and is to be adopted by summer, France's Labour minister Muriel Pénicaud has included a proposal for Herning: Training should be held at any time in year Can begin. According to needs of companies, but also of young people who would orwise lose a complete year if y want to reorient mselves after a few months at university. The chairman of BASF France believes that proposal that State will support under-18-year-olds in future with 500 euros in spending of a driving licence is a good idea. Especially in countryside, where re is little public transport, mobility of young people is high.

    In this second major project on reform of French labour market – after flexibilization of working hours and dismissal protection rules last year and before government controversial issues such as unemployment insurance and unraveling of Bonded pension system – economy must go with it. In spite of tax incentives, only three percent of companies are currently mselves. All ors have so far financed a strongly trained training system with a levy to regions, which leads to a very general, but not practice-oriented vocational training. In lycées professionnels, vocational high schools, graduates, for example, spend only 12 to 16 weeks in a company during ir two-year training. Also Centres de formation Apprentis mentioned training centers for artisanal professions such as carpenters, plumbers or even electricians see at most one third of training period in a company.

    Date Of Update: 04 July 2018, 12:01

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