Vocational school: what Macron could announce this Thursday

Emmanuel Macron is expected on Thursday May 4 at the Bernard-Palissy technological and professional high school in Saintes, Charente-Maritime

Vocational school: what Macron could announce this Thursday

Emmanuel Macron is expected on Thursday May 4 at the Bernard-Palissy technological and professional high school in Saintes, Charente-Maritime. The Head of State, who is continuing his tour of the country, must specify the content of the reform of the vocational high school. He will be accompanied for this by the Ministers of National Education Pap Ndiaye, Labor Olivier Dussopt, and Vocational Education Carole Grandjean.

Three priorities: "The fight against school dropout, the improvement of professional integration and the recognition of the work and commitment of the teaching staff", specified the Élysée. Because if vocational high schools welcome one out of three high school students, only one out of two vocational baccalaureate holders and a quarter of students with a CAP manage to find employment in the year following their graduation, recalls the 'Elysium. Here is what we can expect from the announcements of Emmanuel Macron.

To facilitate integration after the vocational baccalaureate, the reform should introduce more internships during the three years of high school. According to information from Le Parisien, this increase in internship time should not, however, result in a reduction in school time, which the unions feared.

Another major innovation: paid internships from the second. This promise must be implemented from the start of the 2023 school year, but we still do not know the amount of the bonus that high school students will benefit from: Emmanuel Macron should give details during his visit. The Parisian advances a gratuity of the order of 200 to 500 euros. According to RTL, the state will release one billion euros to implement this important measure.

Another important aspect of the reform of the vocational high school will undoubtedly be the revision of the supply of courses. The aim is to promote the orientation of students towards sectors benefiting from good professional opportunities. Because currently, certain training courses in the tertiary sector attract a lot of people, especially girls, but lead to a low hiring rate. Conversely, production pathways provide more secure employment opportunities.

Finally, new sectors will probably be created in the sectors of the future, such as ecological transition and digital technology.

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