LVMH Creates “L’Institut des Metiers d’Excellence”
PARIS -- July 2, 2014
LVMH announces the creation of “L’Institut des Métiers d’Excellence”^1 (IME),
a program of professional training that will allow the LVMH Group to ensure
the transmission of its savoir-faire while enhancing the different métiers in
the fields of craftsmanship and creation among young generations. Starting in
September, the IME will enable accredited degrees, through paid
apprenticeships within the Maisons of the Group.
“The LVMH “Institut des Métiers d’Excellence” underlines the key role of
apprenticeships, supervisors and tutors in the transmission of the knowledge
and development of savoir-faire. Our métiers are mastered over the long term:
all employees within the Group are committed to the preservation and
enrichment of its heritage, and are therefore proud to contribute to this
original initiative” said Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President,
Human Resources and Synergies.
The training programs of the Institute have been developed in collaboration
with outstanding educational partners. Last April, LVMH signed a partnership
with the renowned Paris Jewelry School (BJOP) in order to establish an LVMH
class within the professional aptitude certificate (CAP) in «Jewelry Arts and
Techniques». Chaumet and Louis Vuitton will welcome the first selected
students as part of the program this year.
In addition, the Group announces the signature of a new partnership with the
School of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (ECSCP) to launch the
first CAP class in «Dressmaking». The students will be under the guidance of
Dior Couture and Givenchy starting next fall. LVMH also intends to sign other
partnerships in the fields of leather goods, visual merchandising and sales.
For each training program, the students will benefit from an educational
curriculum combining theoretical and practical training at a school, as well
as practical experience within the workshops of the Group’s Maisons. Students
of the Initiative will also have the opportunity to interact with master
craftsmen and designers of LVMH.
A first in the luxury sector, the IME is the only training initiative which
partners with leading schools in order to deliver a degree and improve the
employability of young people while delivering apprenticeships in the fields
of craftsmanship and creation.
^1 the«Institute for Métiers of Excellence» (IME)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a
portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot
Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des
Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Wen Jun,
Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape
Mentelle, Newton et Numanthia. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes
Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio
Pucci, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood and Loro Piana.
LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian
Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Parfums Kenzo, Perfumes Loewe as well as
other promising cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua
di Parma and Fresh). LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in
other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, la Samaritaine and Royal
Van Lent. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer,
Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred, Hublot and De Beers Diamond Jewellers
Ltd, a joint venture created with the world’s leading diamond group.
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