With the project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (A School, a Job. Paths of Excellence), the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte has been promoting for the past 10 years the inclusion of young talents in the world of high craftsmanship, funding 6-month extracurricular training courses aimed at young people who have studied in this field with merit. The project offers the selected young people a 4-week Mini Master free of charge to deepen the most current issues in the design, communication and management of a micro artisan enterprise, and gives them the opportunity to work in the workshop side by side with a great master craftsman.
The new project “A School, a Job. Scholarships”, aims to financially support the studies and the insertion into the world of work of six talented aspiring artisans in particular difficult conditions. In these days have been selected the winning students, identified through the Schools of Arts and Crafts distributed in different areas of Italy, which have reported the economic difficulties but also the absolute school merit. The future artisans will receive a scholarship to fully cover the tuition of the last year of their course of study, for the school year 2020/2021. Upon completion of their studies, they will have automatic access to the program “A School, a Job. Paths of Excellence” 2021/2022, attending the planned Mini Master’s degree, and carrying out the subsequent 6-month internship in the workshop, followed by expert craftsmen. The training paths that will undertake the six boys will be: course as model maker and shoe design at Arsutoria in Milan, course of theatrical tailoring at the Labcostume in Rome, course as model maker of classic footwear at the Politecnico Calzaturiero di Capriccio in Vigonza in the province of Padua, course of setting at Tarì Design School in Marcianise in the province of Caserta, course of make-up and theatrical hairstyle at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, course of modern baking at ALMA-La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana. In this way, these deserving young people will be intercepted before abandoning their studies and accompanied on a path that will take them from the School to work, from the desks to the store, giving them all the tools they need to build their professional success.