Partnerships

The NETINVET networks currently comprises more than 70 schools and training centres, working for the development of learner mobility in the European Union and actively engaged in the network.
In addition to their work, the network is strongly supported through the involvement of professional organisations representing the international trade, transport & logistics and automobile service sectors. The primary role of these organisations is to provide their professional expertise and necessary knowledge for the creation and development of shared references consistent with the needs of a changing labour market and the existing vocational training programmes in these three sectors.

Five professional organisations are partners of the network

CGI and AFT in France serve as President and Vice President of NETINVET. They contribute jointly to the development of the network and support the efforts of training centres. Furthermore, two individuals from these organisations are responsible for activity coordination and organisation of meetings.

The SBB in the Netherlands and the CPV in Italy support the network in their respective countries and are represented by their vocational training mobility expert at steering committee meetings.

In 2017 the car maintenance sector rejoined the network and is represented by the French professional organisation ANFA.

French Confederation of Wholesale and International Trade (CGI)

Through the union of the 56 federations in the branch, the CGI, French Confederation of Wholesale and International Trade (120,000 businesses and 1 million employees), is the professional organisation representative of the whole of trading in its various dimensions:

  • Internal Market, in the inter-industry capital goods sectors, food and non-food consumer goods.
  • International Market, through both the trading companies and the international support service companies.
At the service of its members, it represents them daily, defends their interests and communicates on the great challenges of the branch. To do so, it comprises seven departments (Social, Employment and Training, Economic and Legal Affairs, Europe, International, Transport and Logistics, Environment).

Since the signing of the partnership agreement between the Ministries of National Education and of Higher Education and Research and the CGI in 2001, the CGI is an Apprenticeship Tax Collecting Organisation (OCTA). This partnership convention allows the CGI to take actions aimed at enhancing vocational education and its opportunities, develop partnerships between schools / businesses, and contribute to the adaptation of diplomas and certifications to the realities on the field, but also to be involved in coordinating and promoting European networks such as NETINVET.

Organisation responsible for the development of professional training in the Transport and Logistics (AFT)

Created in 1957 at the initiative of the French Transport Federation Union, the AFT is the organisation responsible for the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Transport and Logistics industry. Its mission is to work for companies covered by the French national collective agreement for road transport (passengers/ goods) and related activities such as logistics and forwarding, as well as industrial and commercial companies with their own means of transport.

AFT has signed cooperation agreements with the French Ministries for National Education, Higher Education, Transport, Labour and Finance and provides expertise, guidance documents and pedagogical and technical assistance for the creation and the development of diploma and VET trainings in the sector. AFT also participates in the financing of the trainings, training centres and higher education schools and plays a major role in terms of professional orientation.

Promoting European mobility, the AFT has joined the NETINVET network in the framework of the EURO TRANS LOG project in 2012 which opened up possibilities of recognised learner mobility in transport and logistics.

National Association for Training in the Automobile Service sector (ANFA)

ANFA (Association Nationale pour la Formation Automobile et la Mobilité) implements the education and training policy of the French automotive services sector, which comprises 100,000 companies and 400,000 employees.

ANFA is jointly managed by the social partners. With a budget of 235 million euros and its 170 employees, ANFA funds the training of the sector’s workforce, supports companies in their employment and skills management and promotes alternance training, especially apprenticeships.

The promotion of European mobility has been part of the sector’s training policy for more than 20 years. Therefore, ANFA has developed a strategy and measures to promote the mobility of learners, teachers and trainers and to help training providers develop European partnerships. 

Cooperation Organisation for Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB)

The new Cooperation Organisation for Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB) began on 1st of August 2015. Vocational education and business, trade and industry collaborate within SBB to provide students with the best possible practical training with a view to gaining employment. Businesses are thus provided with the most highly qualified professionals.

Now and in the future, work placement companies can therefore count on support with training young professionals in practice. SBB is responsible for accrediting and coaching work placement companies, maintaining the qualification framework for secondary vocational education and looking after the labour market, professional practical training and suitability information.

The education and business, trade and industry sectors also set up agreements with SBB regarding professional training and business, trade and industry issues, such as qualifications and exams, professional practical training and suitability.

SBB works on a sector, regional and national level.

Fondazione Centro Produttività Veneto (CPV)

Fondazione Centro Produttività Veneto (CPV) was founded in 1955 as an association of public and private bodies to support the development of productivity and to put the productivity actions on a permanent footing. This legal status of CPV was converted in 1955 into Foundation and since then it operates as a non-profit organisation.

CPV performs the following activities:

  • Vocational training courses
  • Short-term training courses mainly targeting companies as well as other public and private institutions.
  • Long-term vocational training courses targeting unemployed mainly financed by the European Social Fund.
CPV has an extensive experience in designing and implementing vocational training projects (work experiences, work-based learning, etc.) as well as pilot and awareness-raising initiatives (at national, regional and local level addressed to companies, schools, local institutions) mainly targeting young people, adults, women and other disadvantaged groups at risk of exclusion for the labour market.

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • CPV participates both as Project Coordinator and partner in many international and European co-operation projects in the field of VET, EQF, credit transfer (ECVET, etc.) and mobility experiences strategies. CPV has gained an expensive experience in designing and managing mobility projects (mainly funded by LLP LdV and Erasmus + KA1 programmes) addressed to young students, young graduates, teachers and trainers.
  • The foundation is a member of the European Association of National Productivity Centres (EANCP) and CIOS (World Council of Management).