Four priorities for the strategic framework
The MAEE’s consultation and inventory exercise revealed a demand for a framework that will preserve players’ diversity and enable them to align their action with shared priorities. These priorities are four in number.
1. Priority for emerging countries, the countries of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, and Africa
Emerging countries are now at the heart of global growth, in Asia, South America, North Africa and the Middle East, and the rest of Africa: in recent years they have seen growth rates of 6% to 10% and more. For companies from all over the world, and especially for the French ones, they offer two opportunities:
The ability to meet the demand for qualiﬁed labour is consequently a major asset for French companies.
2. Priority for teaching intermediate skills
The emerging countries, with rare exceptions, educate all their young people to the end of secondary school and a signiﬁcant number at university. However, vocational education is often inadequate and suffers from low prestige. Furthermore, these countries are faced with the inappropriate content and insufﬁcient number of existing higher vocational courses, particularly those designed to teach intermediate skills that require scientiﬁc and technical knowledge, and management and team-leading capacities.
The MAEE’s consultation exercise conﬁrmed the existence of strong demand for development cooperation in higher vocational education.
3. Priority for local courses
In the emerging countries, courses in intermediate skills can only be designed for local teaching for at least two reasons:
4. Priority for constructing national certiﬁcation frameworks
Many countries have begun the work of designing national certiﬁcation frameworks. Certiﬁcation has two functions:
Updated on: July 2011