From initial training to continuing education, from HR strategies for companies to intermediation in the labor market and employment policies, there is not one area where the term "skills" is not used today.
Although the term covers a plurality of meanings and situations, a consensus exists to make the construction, development and recognition of the skills of employees a major public policy issue in order to guarantee them selected mobility and not be disadvantaged. The gradual operational translation of securing professional careers has been at the heart of major agreements and legal systems governing professional training for the past 15 years.
But what place does the company hold in this process and can it make it competent?
Tooling people up so that they can acquire skills and progress in the job market only meets part of the challenge. Companies still have to play their part and have the capacity to develop and manage these skills themselves. The same goes for their competitiveness, which is the other objective of the skills imperitive. It is to this question at the heart of debates and public policies that we will try to answer during the Céreq Biennale 2020 while benefiting from the light of scientific work on the field.
Florence LEFRESNE, Director of Céreq
Since 1971, the Céreq is producing studies and research to help professionals, decision-makers, social partners and, more broadly, all those involved in training, work and employment.
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- The Céreq's mission is to better understand the links between training, work and employment, to enlighten those involved in training and work by drawing lessons from studies and research, to support and equip professionals in setting up evaluation or observation systems.
- The Céreq conducts field studies and research, builds statistical surveys and disseminates the knowledge acquired by promoting its work to a wide audience.