Getting Skills Right: France

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This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in France. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; policies stimulating skills demand and skills use; policies related to general and professional education and training; policies to help the unemployed develop the right skills and better match them to jobs; career guidance initiatives; and policies facilitating the entry of migrants with skills that are in demand. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat.

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Challenges and recommendations for France

In spite of the extensive range of policy initiatives to tackle skills imbalances in France, some challenges remain. This chapter zooms in on the most important challenges, and provides recommendations that can be used by public and private stakeholders to improve the skills outcomes of the country. Best practice examples from other countries are provided to illustrate how policies can effectively address skills imbalances. These recommendations and examples can guide French policy makers in the (re-)design of new and existing policies to reduce skills shortages, surpluses and mismatch.

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