Evidence of effectiveness
In 2017, the labour integration rate was 50% on average, e.g. 2,000 jobs, 20,000 recipients, more than 5 million hours supplied. The first reports are expected for 2018, so the results are still not known. Unexpected costs include: the CISPs focus too much on supplying skills for jobs that are easy to get, which are not always the desirable ones from a social perspective; there is an administrative burden of running the programmes; and trainees can end up too far from their initial job. It is not clear whether or how this barrier has been overcome.
Engagement of stakeholders
To become a CISP, organisations must apply to the Forem and fulfil a number of criteria. The application is reviewed by the Public Service of Wallonia's Employment and Vocational Training department. If an organisation is accepted as a CISP, the Public Service of Wallonia (SPW) and the Regional Minister for Employment then grant the approval to the organisation. Participants in the CISPs must be registered with the Forem as a job seeker to be eligible for participation.