Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Government backs off on funding apprenticeship


The revision of the scales for the financial support of diplomas, which provide the bulk of the resources of apprentice training centers, will be carried out as planned for the start of the 2022 school year and no longer one year earlier as Matignon wanted to save money. .

The networks of apprenticeship training centers (CFA) do not call into question the need to further converge the levels of support for diplomas.

A short sentence from Jean Castex at the turn of two hours of a meeting with the social partners Monday evening devoted to the alleviation of confinement followed by a press release the next day from the Ministry of Labor: subject to strong pressure from the actors of the sector, the government backtracked on funding apprenticeship.

The revision of the scales for the support of young people’s diplomas, which provide the bulk of the resources of apprenticeship training centers (CFA), will be carried out at the start of the 2022 school year, as planned, and not one year in advance. , as envisaged in recent weeks at the Ministry of Labor at the request of Matignon.

“Reasoned and reasonable”reacted Yves Hinnekint, president of the Walt association, which brings together six major CFA networks. “I admit that it is a great phew of relief even if we are well aware that the site will have to be opened later”, added Roselyne Hubert, the president of the National Federation of CFA Directors.

Too rushed

The project, which has aroused an outcry, aims to further reduce the gaps that remain between the levels of support – technically called “contract costs” – of the same diploma from one professional branch to another. . After a great deal of convergence work, the Pénicaud law of 2018 had planned to put the profession back on the structure in 2022. Having arrived at the helm in the summer, Jean Castex’s teams decided to bring the deadline forward by one year based on the need, pointed out by a report of the General Inspections of Social Affairs and Finance, to balance the income and expenditure of vocational training.

Far too hasty have argued at the Ministry of Labor the CFA and certain professional branches which are not opposed on the bottom but on the calendar. Their arguments? The bonus for hiring an apprentice, up to 8,000 euros, has unanimously saved the start of the 2020 school year. But the reform is not yet fully established, the Covid causes significant additional costs and termination rate of apprenticeship contracts tend to go up, second confinement requires.

Discussions with the Elysée

In this anxiety-provoking context, the need for stabilization prevailed. Everything was played out at the end of last week, in the terms of high-level exchanges between the Ministry of Labor, Matignon and the Elysée, proof of the importance of the file since it concerns young people, the main victims of the crisis. . “In mid-November, faced with growing tensions among CFAs and the context of the crisis, I decided to go back to the initial schedule. I pointed it out to the Prime Minister this weekend who announced it to the social partners on Monday ”, indicated the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne.

A project for a platform in the press of the learning networks, most of which supported the reform, one of the successes of the five-year period, obviously ended up winning the piece.

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The revision of the scales for the financial support of diplomas, which provide the bulk of the resources of apprentice training centers, will be carried out as planned for the start of the 2022 school year and no longer one year earlier as Matignon wanted to save money. .

The networks of apprenticeship training centers (CFA) do not call into question the need to further converge the levels of support for diplomas.

A short sentence from Jean Castex at the turn of two hours of a meeting with the social partners Monday evening devoted to the alleviation of confinement followed by a press release the next day from the Ministry of Labor: subject to strong pressure from the actors of the sector, the government backtracked on funding apprenticeship.

The revision of the scales for the support of young people’s diplomas, which provide the bulk of the resources of apprenticeship training centers (CFA), will be carried out at the start of the 2022 school year, as planned, and not one year in advance. , as envisaged in recent weeks at the Ministry of Labor at the request of Matignon.

“Reasoned and reasonable”reacted Yves Hinnekint, president of the Walt association, which brings together six major CFA networks. “I admit that it is a great phew of relief even if we are well aware that the site will have to be opened later”, added Roselyne Hubert, the president of the National Federation of CFA Directors.

Too rushed

The project, which has aroused an outcry, aims to further reduce the gaps that remain between the levels of support – technically called “contract costs” – of the same diploma from one professional branch to another. . After a great deal of convergence work, the Pénicaud law of 2018 had planned to put the profession back on the structure in 2022. Having arrived at the helm in the summer, Jean Castex’s teams decided to bring the deadline forward by one year based on the need, pointed out by a report of the General Inspections of Social Affairs and Finance, to balance the income and expenditure of vocational training.

Far too hasty have argued at the Ministry of Labor the CFA and certain professional branches which are not opposed on the bottom but on the calendar. Their arguments? The bonus for hiring an apprentice, up to 8,000 euros, has unanimously saved the start of the 2020 school year. But the reform is not yet fully established, the Covid causes significant additional costs and termination rate of apprenticeship contracts tend to go up, second confinement requires.

Discussions with the Elysée

In this anxiety-provoking context, the need for stabilization prevailed. Everything was played out at the end of last week, in the terms of high-level exchanges between the Ministry of Labor, Matignon and the Elysée, proof of the importance of the file since it concerns young people, the main victims of the crisis. . “In mid-November, faced with growing tensions among CFAs and the context of the crisis, I decided to go back to the initial schedule. I pointed it out to the Prime Minister this weekend who announced it to the social partners on Monday ”, indicated the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne.

A project for a platform in the press of the learning networks, most of which supported the reform, one of the successes of the five-year period, obviously ended up winning the piece.

Read also:

DOSSIER “One young person, one solution”, the government’s plan to save youth employment