Improving the quality and effectiveness of the Centres of Vocational Excellence – “campus des métiers” – in France
The Commission supports the French Ministry of Education to reform the implementation framework of the French Centres of Excellence (Campus des Métiers) to eventually increase their quality and effectiveness.
In February 2020 the French Ministry of Education launched the second wave of the campus des métiers et des qualifications flagship initiative with the aim to foster cooperation between VET centres and the business sector. While the previous initiative had led to improvements in stakeholders’ involvement and quality of the programmes, the 2020 call intends to be an opportunity to overcome the identified difficulties linked to the governance, financing, graduates monitoring and eventually improve the support framework, including the excellence labelling.
The Commission is contributing to the joint reflection stirred by the Ministry of Education with the campus representatives and relevant stakeholders by providing an in-depth analysis of different campus models and the associated challenges, organising focus groups to discuss relevant international practices and providing concrete recommendations.
The project will include a piloting of the recommendations that would lead to a final proposal to reform the implementation framework of the campus des métiers model, including the excellence label. This will eventually contribute to a higher involvement of the business community in the campuses as well as an increased quality, labour market relevance and attractiveness of VET.