Muriel Pénicaud, Minister of Labour, Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, in charge of Digital and Estelle Sauvat, High Commissioner for Skills Transformation, launched the 10,000 digital training courses in Roubaix.
Ahe Skills Investment Plan aims to train one million young people and one million low-skilled jobseekers and to accelerate the transformation of vocational training.
A set of concrete programmes will promote "tailor-made" pathways, combining a diagnosis of digital skills, the consolidation of basic knowledge, targeted guidance in line with the evolution and needs of businesses and, lastly, support aimed systematically at access to sustainable employment. The Plan will encourage the emergence of a more effective, relevant and innovative training offer. It will contribute to the modernization of training organizations and support their digital transition. An unprecedented effort of almost €15 billion will be made between 2018 and 2022 to promote social inclusion and economic competitiveness.
#10KNum: The 10,000 training courses in digital professions
Over the last ten years, the demand from digital technology professionals has grown by 4% per year. However, the intense recruitment difficulties in these professions remain: 80,000 jobs are unfilled due to a lack of suitable profiles (Conseil d'orientation pour l'emploi, 2017), the professions of hardware maintenance, operations and security, web development, but many other professions are being transformed by the digitisation of our economy. 10,000 training courses in digital professions will be deployed to speed up access for young people and "bac or infra-bac" jobseekers to professions in the digital sector, which is expressing strong recruitment needs.
This programme is based on proven mechanisms to support employment and professional integration: the network of the Grande Ecole du Numérique and Pôle emploi will be mobilised, in partnership with volunteer companies (IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, Linagora, Econocom, Computacenter, CGI, the CEA Tech List, etc.) and Syntec Numérique, which have undertaken to support the plan and recruit trainees on completion of the training.
For Muriel Pénicaud, "The fight against unemployment must be part of a logic of investment in skills and equal opportunities, and I would like to see a priority focus on the least qualified and young people. In order to offer quality training and achieve a high employment rate, priority must be given to long and qualifying training courses, innovation and individualised support. The skills investment plan is a commitment by the Government, the aim of which is to prepare France and everyone for the challenges of tomorrow".
For Mounir Mahjoubi, "In all sectors and at all times of life, we must accompany the digital transformation in order not to be subjected to it. The French must be prepared for the transitions that will come and that we need. In this respect, digital technology is a real asset because it is a sector that recruits and allows for real social and societal progress. These 10,000 training courses are the start of a strong ambition to make digital technology a lever for a return to employment and emancipation for all, especially for young people and the unemployed. »
(Source: CP State Secretariat for Digital Affairs, 05/02/2018)