ERIC Number: ED357161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Forecasting Skills and Training Requirements. A French Programme To Promote a Sectoral Approach.
Training & Employment: French Dimensions, n10 Win 1993
Since 1989, the French government has been developing a program to encourage forecasting studies on skills and training needs within the framework of a dialogue between the social partners. A review of the program showed that the forecasting studies have been conducted either by public research institutions or by private consulting firms. Some problems have occurred because some employers are not well disposed toward the active participation of workers. The forecasting studies have taken a comprehensive approach, attempting to give an overall picture of the training-employment relationship by examining the sectoral environment and its evolution in national and sometimes international terms, the current employment situation, the supply of training, and change and policy factors. In some cases, quantitative projection is undertaken, although qualitative analysis is the basis of most studies. Such analysis focuses mostly on job content. Analysis of the various studies shows that they have indicated future policy directions and made proposals mainly addressed to the firms but also to the government and those in charge of initial and continuing training. In most cases, these studies have the advantage of addressing the problems in a comprehensive way and showing interrelationships among different elements. Such studies can be a necessary prerequisite to public intervention and to the development of dialogue among the interested parties. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: France