How the construction industry wants to develop training courses to attract young people

Eight out of ten apprentices in construction and public works wish to be “Innovation ambassadors” and actors “Business transformation” for a more sustainable society. Almost six out of ten young people prefer the CSR policy of companies before hiring wages. This is valuable information for construction companies, which is available to the Consultative and Co-ordinating Committee for Building and Public Works Apprenticeship (CCCA-BTP). And this, through the 80,000 apprentices trained each year in 400 establishments, of which this joint body guarantees the quality of teaching.

A few weeks after signing a partnership agreement to promote and develop vocational training with the National Federation of Public Works (FNTP), the CCCA-BTP has just signed an agreement with the Confederation of Crafts and Small Building Enterprises ( Capeb). This one “Wishes to provide its members with a vision of the new challenges in the sector, and the methods of adapting skills”, explains Franck Le Nuellec, director of marketing, development and strategic innovation of CCCA-BTP, which is also operator of certifications for the building and public works branches.


“Companies and training organizations must make the building attractive. Convincing young people to orient themselves in the construction industry means offering them new, adapted and innovative courses ”, insists Jean-Christophe Repon, president of Capeb. The agreement was signed for a period of two years. 70% of training companies in apprenticeship have less than twenty employees.

Energy prevention and renovation

Among the avenues explored are the development of modules around the environment and prevention. “From the initial training course, young people want to be made aware and better equipped”, explains Franck Le Nuellec. Connected personal protective equipment (PPE) could be put more forward, so that young people no longer hesitate to promote it to their employers. Same principle for exoskeletons, which would relieve companions when carrying heavy loads.

A sensitization of young people to entrepreneurship is also planned, as are initiatives intended to improve the feminization of the building trades. The CCCA-BTP is counting in particular on the development of trades linked to energy renovation to achieve this. Since the last school year, an increase in enrollment of 20% has been recorded in post-baccalaureate training related to this issue. In partnership with the FNTP, the CCCA-BTP must also ensure the promotion of public works professions and training courses leading to them, and organize calls for projects and applications dedicated to innovation in training.

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