ERIC Number: ED402471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Apprenticeship in France: Between Tradition and Innovation.
Training & Employment, n25 Aut 1996
A study was made of the state of apprenticeship in France, using data gathered through telephone interviews with apprentices. Of a targeted group of 6,000 young apprentices, 70% participated in the survey. The study found that, until recently, apprenticeships had generally been used in France to train students in manual trades. During the past 10 years, legislation has been passed to expand apprenticeships to other youths, but change has been slow. At least three of four apprentices are still involved with traditional apprenticeship (artisanal enterprises or small businesses). A new form of apprenticeship has been emerging in the 1990s. With the expansion of apprenticeship to all diploma levels, the range of host companies was expanded. New segments of industry, such as consulting firms, hotel chains, and mass marketing firms have begun to offer apprenticeships to young people preparing for a baccalaureate degree or beyond. Schools provide the theoretical educational component of these apprenticeships, whereas the industries provide the practical training. Although this type of apprenticeship is still at an experimental stage, and the number of companies involved is still very limited, it is popular with students and is growing in importance. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: France