Thème: La Réforme de la Formation Professionnelle
On the 8th January, the Chamber held the first SME Breakfast of 2019, on the theme of ‘La réforme de la Formation Professionnelle’. The presentation was led by Claire Oldmeadow from The Language Network.
The law passed on the 5th September 2018, “Pour la Liberté de Choisir son Avenir Professionnel”, radically changes the governance and financing of the training system in France. The reforms include the set up of new operators, new systems and new rules surrounding apprenticeships.
One big change is that CPF-funded training will now be measured in monetary terms rather than hours for everyone (excluding public employees) who is employed or self-employed and who works at least part-time. Working people will accumulate 500€ per year for training (capped at 5,000€). People with low qualifications (less than level V) will have 800€ per year within the limit of 8,000€. The conversion rate means that one hour in the old system of DIF/CPF will now be worth €15. For people with more than one status in a year (e.g. a low-skilled employee who becomes self-employed), the most favourable scheme will apply.
Another new change is a mobile application, planned for the second half of 2019. Employees will be able to view training catalogues on this app and apply for funding directly. They will also be able to leave comments and ratings. Training which conditions the exercise of an activity or profession will be counted as part of the work day. Employers can only organise training outside of work hours if employees agree to it and for a maximum of 30 hours for each employee, each year.
At the end of the talk, Claire invited members to discuss their reactions to the reforms and what the effects would be for their businesses. We would like to thank Claire Oldmeadow for her time and work put into this very informative presentation. The breakfast concluded with coffee, croissants and networking.
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Franco British Chamber of Commerce & Industry
63 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 PARIS