Association Nationale pour la Formation Automobile (ANFA)

ANFA is a non-for-profit sector organisation managed by representative employer and employee organisations of the French automotive services sector, i.e. all vehicle-related activities after production with a workforce of about 500 000 people and 150 000 businesses. The social partners have given ANFA the mandate to promote employment and the renewal of the sector’s workforce. One of its tasks is to make VET correspond to the needs of the sector and to put a special emphasis on apprenticeship training. To do so, it supports and funds VET providers, trains trainers and promote European cooperation.

To contribute to the continuous improvement of VET provision, ANFA works with a network of 80 partner VET centres across the whole of France. This network makes up 70% of the about 30 000 apprentices in dual training.
ANFA helps VET centres adapt their pedagogical approaches and teaching practices to recent legal and technological developments. ANFA also has an observatory for skills and jobs and is involved in qualification design and the promotion of the sector and its professions.

ANFA is also the promoter of an ongoing national "Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir'" (PIA) dedicated to the digitization of automotive services. The project investigates technological and regulatory changes, for example regarding connected garages and vehicles and their impact on professional activities, skills and VET provision.

ANFA has longstanding experience with European and International projects. It designs and promotes mobility projects and is involved in many cooperation and cartnership projects for the exchange of good practice and innovation.
ANFA is an active member of NETINVET, a European network of over 100 schools and training centres as well as professional organisations and associated companies in the sectors of International Trade, Transport & Logistics and Automotive.

About us

CountryFrance
ContactLouise Boissenin
E-mail addressboisseninl@anfa-auto.fr
Type of organisation:Professional/sector association
 
Education level:ISCED 3: Upper secondary education
ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education
ISCED 5: Short-cycle tertiary education
ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level
ISCED 7: Master's or equivalent level
Sector of expertise:Education
Other
Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:The association is a well-established key player in developing good practice in all aspects of vocational training in France and beyond.
Existing activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Skills competitions
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Life Long Learning continuum, Initial and continuing VET
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Envisioned activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Innovation hubs & applied research
C&P: International VET campus/academies
C&P: Knowledge creation and dissemination
C&P: Skills competitions
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
C&P: VET Internationalization strategies
G&F: Bringing together all relevant stakeholders
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
G&F: National and regional Skills governance systems
Other
T&L: Guidance and validation
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Life Long Learning continuum, Initial and continuing VET
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Type of partner(s) wanted:Chamber
Company
Development Agency
Innovation Agency
National Authority
Other
Professional/ sector association
Public/Private Employment Service
Regional Authority
Research Institute
Sector Skills Council
Social partner
Tertiary education
VET provider
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Center of Vocational Excellence