7 July 2017 — Press Releases
First Training Pilot on high-end footwear manufacturing
At Politecnico Calzaturiero in Padua, a group of 14 designers and footwear technicians from 5 European countries recently participated in a two-week training in luxury footwear-making techniques thanks to the European Erasmus+ funded project High End Shoe (HES), which aims to develop a new qualification and occupational profile and corresponding training programme in luxury footwear manufacturing. The training enabled students to practice a comprehensive set of skills, from patternmaking, trimming, and sewing to finishing techniques, and they each produced a pair of shoes. The testimony of the students revealed the success of the pilot exercise, which intensified their ambition to reach their dream of working in luxury footwear.