ERIC Number: ED377299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Policy and Innovation: A French-Style Dual System?
Brochier, Damien; And Others
Training & Employment, n17 Aut 1994
This article focuses on the Rhone-Alpes region's policy for the development of alternating training based on cooperation between the occupational branches and the national educational system. It discusses the following: France's 1987 law on apprenticeship that provided an opportunity for its emergence; cooperative apprenticeship as the culmination of every educational path; and 1992-93 results that indicate that the training flow from cooperative apprenticeship remained modest. The article provides explanations for this modest development, the most important of which is the ambiguity of the cooperation agreement among the three main partners: Regional Council, occupational branches, and national educational system. Four kinds of alternating units that emerged from initiatives are described: the occupational branches, large companies' initiatives for incorporating high quality apprenticeship in their human relations management policies, predominance of training centers, and mobilization of local activity sectors and institutions. Forms of organization and regulation necessary to transition from experimentation to innovation are outlined. (YLB)
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