This is an interesting study of adult employees in France who took advantage of their legal right to further education and training by participating in training provided by AFPA, the government institution charged with the vocational training of adults. 12000 such adults were surveyed with a view to discovering their motivation for using their legal right and what happened to them within 6 months of completion of training.
-66% of those surveyed wanted to change the type of work they were doing;
-54% wished to obtain a qualification;
-48% undertook a training programme that bore no relationship with their previous job.
The results of this survey are a healthy reminder of the guidance needs of employed adults. AFPA is particularly good at guidance for adults who wish to enter training programmes.