Last round table organized by our title, in the premises of Polen in Mende.
Throughout the month of March, the newspaper Free noon has taken several initiatives, devoted to employment and training, in its various territories. Debates were thus organized in Nîmes, Béziers, Montpellier, Millau, bringing together the economic players in these living areas.
The last event took place this Tuesday, March 30 in Lozère, in the premises of the Polen business incubator, in Mende. Around Olivier Biscaye, the editorial director of our title, five personalities from the department have agreed, rather than discussing, the specificities of Lozère in terms of training and jobs.
The Lozériens are coming back
Frédérique Tabuteau, Director of the Trades and Crafts Campus, first recalled that this Henry-Giral apprentice training center remains “a historical player, around five promising sectors. It develops ad hoc offers, and supports the craftsmen of Lozère. This year, we have recorded an increase in the number of apprentices. The sectors of the future are food, butchery, the bakery. The building is reviving. “
His counterpart Julien Charrade, the director of the Purple Campus of the CCI, specified that apprentices are integrated with a level “rather higher, bac, bac + 3.” And Christine Valentin, the president of the chamber of agriculture, indicated that in terms of training, “We are well served, with educational tools and farms. Many students want to go into agribusiness, or aquaculture. Some students need to go further, to engineering schools. The Lozériens are coming back work in the country, but we have a hard time getting others to come. “
Skills and knowing how to be
Human resources manager of the company Environnement Massif Central, Myriam Fraisse explained that there is “a lot of opportunities in Lozère, but no training yet. This is the big problem we have. The closest sites are in Nîmes, Lyon or Clermont-Ferrand, and because of the road service, it is great complexity “.
Philippe Blachère, territorial director Pôle emploi Gard-Lozère, has indeed reiterated “The specificity of Lozère, where the unemployment rate is 5%. The population is very fragmented. We have the organization of training courses, but they are rather in Mende. The difficulty lies not in the proximity, but in the density. The department is made up of micro employment pools. Companies are looking to recruit skills, but also “know-how”. “
The discussion thus addressed the reception of spouses, mobility, the transmission of knowledge, which are sometimes brakes, and the image of Lozère that must be strengthened, to maintain employment, and welcome new candidates.
Frédérique Tabuteau: “Working on the image”
Frédérique Tabuteau, director of the Lozère Trades and Crafts Campus, insisted on the image that the department should benefit from. “People come here on vacation. They must realize all that we can offer. We must capitalize on the positive sides of Lozère. The objective must be to plant a seed so that they take the plunge. between fifteen days of vacation, and come to settle there. For that we must also improve our service, so that the positive takes precedence over the rest. It is work on the image that the department releases. “
Christine Valentin: “Lots of advantages”
If the “faults” of Lozère are often highlighted when talking about the department to come and work there and therefore settle there, Christine Valentin, president of the chamber of agriculture highlighted the many benefits. “Lozère remains attractive. It has many advantages, even if it is more difficult for young people perhaps who are looking for culture for example. But there is a quality of life which is very good. We do not come. in Lozère to live in HLM. And then the department recruits, one finds work there. It is a significant asset. “
Philippe Blachère: “Making people love the job”
Philippe Blachère, regional director of Pôle emploi Gard-Lozère, insisted on the importance of business leaders in attracting young people and job seekers to the area. “The first lever today for these people is that they can say“ look at the job I do, it’s great. ”We need them to be put forward, valued. business leaders are important for transmission, but competitions such as that of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France, where there is recognition of excellence are also important. “
Myriam Fraisse: “We are looking for a know-how”
For her part, Myriam Fraisse, human resources manager at Environnement Massif Central, emphasized the fact that companies are looking for both know-how and “interpersonal skills”. “I do not know if it is a shock of generations, or a change in culture, but ten years ago, knowing how to behave, behaving in a company, working in a team, it was acquired by integrating the training. There, one has the impression that it is necessary to instill a little more. This also serves to avoid misunderstandings between the company and the employees. “
Julien Charrade: “Improve learning”
Julien Charrade, director of the Purple campus in Mende, finally emphasized the many benefits of learning in terms of assistance with hiring. “It’s a three-way marriage between a CFA, a company and a young person. We must develop it, improve it so that everyone gets along and that it works in the best possible conditions. We must find what will make that happen. it will match between all the protagonists. The objective is for it to be beneficial for everyone. “