This is probably the plan of the last chance for the Agency responsible for the vocational training of adults (AFPA). In butte, for years, serious financial difficulties, the public institution will be a “reorganization” of very great magnitude : presented, Thursday, October 18, the board of directors and the central works council (CCE), it provides – among other things – the removal of 1 541 posts (for a staff of approximately 8 000 people) and the closure of 38 sites on 206. At the same time, the agency will redefine its strategy to offer new services and strengthen the dematerialization of its training.

a Few figures give the extent of the problem. Between 2012 and 2016, the losses that the AFPA has accumulated to reach 725 million euros. For the year 2018, the agency should be in the red to the tune of $ 70 million, or nearly 10 % of its turnover in the past year. Account gradients resulting from the collapse of its activity. Over the past six years, the volume of placements it provides to job-seekers has clearly withered. The regional councils, which play a central role in the training of the unemployed, are less and less appeal to it.

However, the public institution has many advantages, which have been recalled in a recent audit of the consulting firm Roland Berger : a very tight network of technical centres, a high level of know how in the field of ” engineering of training “, performance flattering in regard to the return to employment of its students (in the CONSTRUCTION industry, and the industry, in particular), etc, But the prices charged by the AFPA are often considered high and the profitability of several of its centers, there is more to go.

Limit compulsory redundancies

This is the reason why the direction of the agency, has unveiled on Thursday a package of measures to rectify the situation. The deletions…