The contract "de professionnalisation" is an employment contract, which enables young persons, aged 16 to 25, job seekers aged 26 and over as well as recipients of some allowances or contracts to acquire a professional qualification or to complete the initial training by a work-study training.
The contract “de professionnalisation” can be fixed term contract or permanent contract. It enables young persons aged 16 to 25, job seekers aged 26 and over as well as recipients of the active solidarity income (RSA), the special solidarity allowance, the allowance for disabled adults, and recipients of a single integration contract to acquire a professional qualification according to the needs identified by sectors, based on work-study contract.
This professional qualification obtained may be a diploma, a degree, or a recognized qualification.
The contract “de professionnalisation” replaced the contract “de qualification”, “d’adaptation” and “d’orientation”.
The contract “de professionnalisation” was created by the Law of 4 May 2004 on vocational training.