The health crisis lasts, so the government maintains some aid. The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced, Monday, September 6, during a speech at the Global Industrie fair in Lyon, the extension until June 30, 2022 of France Relance aid for apprenticeship.
The bonus of 5,000 euros for a minor (8,000 for an adult) provided for under the plan “a young person, a solution”, which makes the cost of the first year almost zero, had already been extended in the spring until in December.
” The results are in “ in terms of professional integration thanks to this plan, welcomed the Prime Minister, stressing a “Historical record” more than 500,000 apprenticeship or work-study contracts signed (525,600 young people in 2020, or 42% more than in 2019, according to data from the Dares).
“We believe in learning”, affirmed Mr. Castex by announcing the extension of the device. And to add: “2.6 million young people have so far directly benefited from aid from France Relance for employment, integration or training. “
An effective device
Extension of aid “Is very good news for learning and crafting as a whole”, reacted Joël Fourny, president of the national network of chambers of trades and crafts, CMA France. Faced with recruitment difficulties, “This announcement gives visibility to business leaders in this new school year with very promising first results”, he added, noting a “Progression [du nombre d’apprentis] 8% at the end of August compared to the same period last year ”. “A real dynamic is underway, a quarter of companies say they are ready to welcome one or more apprentices”, said Mr. Fourny.
Coming to lay the groundwork for a reindustrialization that would like to respect the climate, the head of government spoke at the end of a plenary session of the National Industry Council (CNI), in front of bosses and trade union organizations of the branches of the sector and state representatives.
The increase in contracts is partly the consequence of the 2018 reform which liberalized the conditions for entry into apprenticeship and the training offer. Accessible to young people aged 16 to 29, apprenticeship is based on the principle of alternating between theoretical education and vocational training with the employer with whom the apprentice has signed his contract.
The system is considered effective for professional integration – six months after leaving an apprenticeship training center (CFA), 62% of apprentices have a salaried job – but it has long suffered from a degraded image.