Since 1984, in cooperation with secondary schools, the Local Action for Youth (Action Locale pour les Jeunes, ALJ) organises short ‘orientation’ traineeships (stage d’orientationThese traineeships target pupils in the final year of lower secondary vocational education (‘preparatory regime’), leading to the vocational strand of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. This strand comprises around 2,000 pupils each year.
The short ‘orientation’ traineeships consist of two company-based traineeships of a fortnight each. The ALJ supports pupils with the administrative procedures of securing a taster traineeship, while teachers make use of informal networks built with local employers to support this programme.
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