Agricultural training called to decompartmentalise

On the eve of the opening of preparatory discussions for the next orientation law, the majority union movement organized a major day of debate on the prospects offered by innovation to boost employment and agricultural training.

Faced with the challenges of recruitment and the renewal of generations in agriculture, the actors of employment and agricultural training are determined to move the lines. “ A demographic shock awaits agriculture, with half of French farmers likely to retire within ten years said Christiane Lambert in the preamble to the “Grand rendezvous” on agricultural training organized by the FNSEA and the skills operator Ocapiat, on November 3 in Paris. ” This deadline leads us to wonder about the adaptation of training to the professions of tomorrow. “, Continued the president of the FNSEA. This great information day was scheduled ahead of the preparatory debates for the future agricultural orientation law announced for 2023. Orientation and training will be two of the pillars and it is essential to lay the first milestones “Said Christiane Lambert.

In a recorded message, Marc Fesneau confirmed that improving the attractiveness of agricultural professions would be the major focus of the text. ” The transmission and training of future employees will be at the heart of the solutions to be considered in the project and in the regulatory texts that will result from it. “, he specified. To illustrate future developments in terms of employment and training, Marianne Dutoit, president of the education-training commission and Jérôme Volle, vice-president of the FNSEA in charge of employment policy, had chosen to organize the debates surrounding the question of innovation at the service of the attractiveness of living professions “. ” Our professions are changing at high speed and the content and form of teaching must adapt very regularly.pleaded Marianne Dutoit by presenting the challenges of the meeting. It is essential to decompartmentalize teaching and access routes so that we can really choose these professions with full knowledge of the facts. “.

The FNSEA is already playing a leading role in this process, “ in particular to include multi-skills in new programs or to transcribe the reality of our farms into diplomascontinued Marianne Dutoit. It is still necessary that middle and high school students and students have the opportunity to meet farmers. However, we prevent our professional branches from entering high schools. That must change “.We need to bring people from outside to agriculture to bring their vision, added Jérôme Volle. Most of our fellow citizens are unaware that agriculture covers almost a hundred different professions. »

Bridges from one course to another

During this very rich day, four round tables illustrated the transformations brought about by innovation at all levels of agriculture, from education to the construction of the economic model, including technical developments, social and territorial. ” By bringing together the engineering programs of three schools ten years ago (HEI for industrial engineering, building and energy, ISEN for digital and electronics and ISA for life sciences) on the same campuses, we have placed transdisciplinarity and transition at the heart of our educational project “, thus testified Christophe Fachon, director of academic operations of Junia, resulting from the merger of these schools.

By integrating the recently created “digital and biology” section, the school’s students train for three years in an equivalent way in these subjects before choosing one or the other course. “ We thus graduate profiles that did not exist before for professions that exist today “, he explained, arguing that the skills of operating managers today will ” from production to digital ». According to Christiane Lambert, the agricultural world has the weapons to meet the challenge facing it. ” I can already see positive signals such as the increase in the number of young people entering agricultural schools at the start of the 2022 academic year. The Covid crisis and then the current crises have played a revealing role in the importance center of agricultural production. It is up to us to welcome candidates for our professions. »

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