PRODUCTION SCHOOLS: another way to learn a trade

The Production Schools offer young people, from the age of 15, an alternative solution to vocational high schools or apprenticeship training centers. These schools prepare young people for CAP and Bac Pro diplomas so that they can work in a profession they have chosen and love.

A network of 26 Production Schools offering training in 7 fields of activity

Their pedagogy: to do to learn.

Faced with the fact that 30% of young people leave the second professional year because they do not like school and that 100,000 young people leave high school each year without training, production schools present an innovative offer based on a disruptive approach: "doing to learn", in fact, students spend two thirds of their time in workshops, i.e. about 24 hours a week.

Schools are built around the workshops where courses are given by professionals in the trades called master-professionals.

A group, class, is composed of a maximum of 12 students for a master-professional. Students make orders for real customers under real market conditions: they do not work primarily for grades, but to satisfy customers. The relationship with the client implies a high level of demand and a sense of responsibility on the part of the young person.

Students learn not only "know-how" but also "life skills" and regain self-confidence.

This youth-friendly training has proved its effectiveness with a 93% success rate in CAP & BAC Pro exams and awards each year in the Best Apprentice of France, Olympiads of Trades, General Trades Competition. 45% of these young people even continue their studies.

The employability rate of these young people is 100% because they are trained in occupations that are under stress.

This alternative and innovative pedagogical method was recognized by the French Ministry of Education in Law 2018-771 "For the freedom to choose one's professional future" promulgated on September 5, 2018.

The "School of Production" label guarantees the quality of the training and the respect of the 8 fundamentals that make the specificity of the Schools of Production so unique.

The project supported by the PSA Foundation consists in working on a peripheral obstacle to employment: the mobility of young people. The PSA Foundation has therefore decided to support production schools through three major actions: raising awareness of road safety and mobility among these students, financing the driving license and finally purchasing 15 vehicles.

The objective of this project is:

"a young person, a diploma, a driving license, a job"