Professional retraining: the avenues are becoming clearer

The Ministry of Labor submitted to the social partners a variant of the Personal Account for transitional training targeted at SMEs and short-lived occupations. It remains to be seen who will pilot it.

Government and social partners seek to facilitate professional retraining to limit the effects of the crisis.

In search of the missing link in terms of professional retraining, the Ministry of Labor put on the table, Monday, a project capable of meeting the needs of SMEs, but at the risk of battling with the social partners to find out who will steer it. Targeted at jobs in tension in a particular employment area, it was presented during the second consultation session with unions and employers, in addition to two planned changes to mobility leave or reclassification systems.

In terms of reconversion, two paths exist. The first, of an individual nature because the employee’s free will, is the Personal Account for professional transition training, a variant of the CPF popularized by the eponymous application. The second, called Pro-A, is collective in nature because it requires a branch agreement. Based on work-study training, it is limited to passages towards trades in the branch.

At this stage, the ministry has received 58 agreements of which 13 have been extended. Therefore, given the scale of the crisis, there is a lack of a collective mechanism allowing to move from one branch to another, the current organization of vocational training making such leaps difficult.

Good reception from the social partners

As presented, the short-term job transition CPF would be intended for employees with at least two years of seniority, covered by a forecast management agreement for jobs and skills (GPEC) or collective contractual termination and with a promise. hiring conditional on successful completion of the training. Half of the financing would come from public credits from FNE-Formation, the balance being to be shared between the company of departure and that of arrival.

In the entourage of the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, it is indicated that the project was well received by the social partners, which seems to be the case, except perhaps on the side of the CPME. Rather than inventing a new tip, it is necessary to start from the needs of the employee and his employer as close as possible to the territories via a sort of one-stop shop for retraining, underlines the employers’ organization.

Who behind the single window?

Knowing who will answer behind this one-stop-shop will probably be the thorniest question to decide. Unions and employers want it to be the AT-Pro commissions, for rational reasons – born out of the ashes of the ex-Fongecif, they know how to set up large numbers of reconversion files and know the field – but also political ones, because they are entirely at stake. the hand of the social partners.

The ministry could prefer the operators of Opco skills to them, also joint but under State supervision, since a government commissioner sits on their boards of directors. Decision expected shortly before the second social summit in Matignon on October 26.