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Scuola d’Arte e Mestieri, forge of new talents in the goldsmith art

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The students of the Vicenza Institute created three exclusive jewels for Fair Line Forming new professionals in the goldsmith art. This is the mission of Scuola d’Arte e Mestieri in Vicenza, part of Fondazione centro Produttività Veneto (CPV), that along with its training courses also organizes biennial courses for young students who graduate from secondary school, teaching them to translate ideas into practice and putting them in direct touch with the working environment. “The relationship with the local companies is fundamental to create a network model between schools, companies and institutions, starting from category associations”, explains professor Barato, teacher of fired enamel decoration and metal modelling, and responsible for the apprenticeship. The training course provides students with knowledge of the production chain and a solid basic preparation in the different technical areas of the gold field, from the jewel’s design to its prototyping, up to its production. Students are taught the competencies needed in the gold industry. "85% of the newly graduates have already been hired by gold companies, that are in great need of generational change", highlights Barato. The courses of the Scuola d’Arte e Mestieri are very popular among new jewelry talents coming from all over Italy, also thanks to the school-work bond with well-established companies of the Vicenza gold district. This is the case of Fair Line company, which collaborated with five students from the 2017-2018 two-year period for the creation of original products. “Gabriella Centomo and I – says Barato – are in a close relationship that has lasted for many years and that will certainly continue to grow in the future. In line with us, she too has always supported the idea that school must form students for the work world". At the end of the course, students present their project, carried out according to Fairline’s indications. The company has supported the students from the sketch to the 3D design, up to the modeling, under the coordination of designer Beatriz Biagi from Milan. The result of such work are 3 sets (necklace, bracelet, and earrings), designed by Alessia Barbuglia, Angelica Cocco and Giorgia Bernardi, that will be presented by Fair Line in the next jewelry shows. “In our company – explains Gabriella Centomo, CEO of Fair Line – there is always great sensitivity for young talents who know how to interpret the new trends, understanding the market needs. On our behalf, we try to give visibility to their work and to their creativity, as was the case of these three girls, who are really talented. It is not a case that all three found work immediately after the end of their training at the Scuola d’Arte e Mestieri”.

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JVF Editorial Staff