Lifelong learning

With slightly more than 405 000 inhabitants, half of which aged 20 to 59, Guadeloupe's population shows high potential in human capital, thereby filling our archipelago with promises. Indeed, many of our residents stand out for their dynamism and ambition, which push them to acquire the skills required to succeed.

Always by their side, the Guadeloupe Regional Council strives to improve the course offer’s quality, diversity and performance ; in view of providing each and every individual with lifelong training.

Guadeloupe’s population is relatively young, with about 320 000 inhabitants under 60 years of age and 30% of the youth under 20 years of age, according to INSEE figures. Which entails high demands in terms of training, since numerous Guadeloupeans strive to gain qualifications in view of finding a job, changing careers or even securing a higher level position. 

For many of our residents, be they salaried workers, job seekers or even entrepreneurs, training proves central to their concerns. Motives are multiple: some seek access to work, social progression, professional retraining or personal project development, while others seek qualified personnel and performance.

Having the possibility to train throughout one’s life therefore constitutes a key challenge for residents, as well as the territory in terms of competitiveness and economy. Thus, professional training and integration along with learning, are some of the Guadeloupe Regional Council’s most important competencies.

The regional authority invests strongly, each year, to develop all training sectors in a coherent fashion by fostering equal access.

The Guadeloupe Regional Council is convinced that a well-trained population is key to endowing our archipelago with a bright future. Consequently, it strives to help residents gain all the necessary assets for achieving professional success and fulfilment.

In order to reach its targets, the regional authority implements the Regional Contract for Developing Professional Training (CPRDF) for 2011-2015. Devised as part of a wide consultation with all interested parties, this tool is an actual contract binding the Region, the State, the academic authority and the directorate for food, agriculture and forestry.

Vesting for our youth

With 31% of inhabitants aged under 20, the Guadeloupean youth represents a key demographic capital for our territory. If outstandingly trained and educated, it will obviously contribute to developing and enhancing our beautiful archipelago.

Fully aware of our youth’s importance in regards to Guadeloupe’s future prosperity, the regional authority is intent on providing it with as many tools as possible for its education, integration, autonomy and fulfilment.

According to INSEE figures, about 173 000 Guadeloupe residents are under 35 years of age. The Guadeloupean youth, which accounts for a significant part of the population, has legitimate aspirations when it comes to training, employment as well as leisure.

The Guadeloupe Regional Council is keen on providing them with infrastructures and schemes likely to push them on the path to excellence and self-fulfilment. Thanks to that support, many young people succeed brilliantly in their studies and manage to find a job that suits them.

Nevertheless, in spite of the regional authority’s numerous efforts, many others remain confronted to significant learning, social and professional difficulties. The Region strives to help and support them by providing practical solutions.

One of Guadeloupe’s primary riches is its youth, for it has a key role to play in building an exceptional and outstanding territory. Because helping our youths on their path to success is the Guadeloupe Region’s priority, it endeavours to provide them with all the required tools for learning, training, finding a job but also, growing.

Each year, the Guadeloupe Regional Council strongly commits to its youth, especially under successive Multi-year senior high school plans, and its multi-year performance agreements with the University. It also implements its regional plan for Young people in need, which was launched in 2011 and proves a valuable tool for acting efficiently on the matter.

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