Piaget shares its expertise
Piaget supports the development of new talents by sponsoring several watchmaking, jewellery and design schools (such as Ecoles de la Rue du Louvre, HEAD, Creative Academy, Ecoles des Arts Appliqués, CIFOM…).
Following a long-standing partnership over the last 10 years, Piaget is proud to sponsor the first 3 graduating classes the Bachelor of Design Bijou of BJOP Schools (classes 2016, 2017 and 2018). The BJOP Schools, also known under the name of Schools Rue du Louvre prepare students for careers in the jewellery sector.
Prix Romand Piaget
The Prix Romand Piaget for Best Jeweler and Best Designer is a yearly competition between Jewellery schools in French Switzerland: le Centre de Formation Arts Appliqués de Genève (CFPAA), l'Ecole d'Arts Appliqués de la Chaux-de-Fonds (EAA), l’Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux (ETVJ) and l’Association Romande des Métiers de la Bijouterie (ASMEBI).
This competition is part of the compulsory work in the student 4th year. The best jeweller will be awarded an intership in the Piaget workshops.
Piaget supports HEAD through the Young Talents Prize
For the 4th year, Piaget partners with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) with the PIAGET – HEAD Young Talents Prize. This prize awards the creativity of Design Jewellery, Watches and Accessories Bachelor and Master programs students in the context of two design workshops linked to Piaget DNA.
For the 2016 edition, there were watch and a jewellery design workshops.
The two winners, Lou Chartres with the project “Minorganique” for the Jewellery workshop, and Sandra Garsaud for the Watch workshop received their awards on 14th November, 2016 from Mr Leopold-Metzger, Piaget CEO, at the Piaget Boutique in Geneva.
Both winners are being offered 3 month interships at the Piaget design studio.
Centre Interrégional de Formation des Montagnes Neuchâteloises (CIFOM)
For several years, the Côte-aux-Fées Piaget manufacturing site has been collaborating with the Interregional Training Centre of the Neuchâtel Area Mountains (CIFOM), a school for future watchmakers. The manufacturing plant also welcomes students for an encounter with the Piaget watchmakers and a tour of the workshops.
The Creative Academy
We collaborate with the Creative Academy, an international design school in Milan, offering young designers specific applied arts courses in the areas of jewelry, watchmaking and accessories.
Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program
We provide annual financing for the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP).
Institute of Swiss Watchmaking (IOSW)
The ever-increasing demand for luxury watches translates into a growing demand for qualified craftsmen and women to service these products. To help meet this demand, the Institute of Swiss Watchmaking was founded in 2008 by Richemont to provide dedicated, career-minded individuals with the education and training to become a part of this exciting profession.
Three schools based in Dallas (NAIOSW - North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking), Hong-Kong (HKIOSW - Hong Kong Institute of Swiss Watchmaking) and Shanghai (CNIOSW – China Institute of Swiss Watchmaning) were opened between 2009 and 2011. These schools prepare students for the internationally recognised WOSTEP certification, a symbol of "Swiss made" excellence in this field.
Piaget’s partnership with the IOSW is a valuable complement to its training policy. The goal is to develop and maintain, on a worldwide basis, a combination of
know-how and expertise in the field of high-end watchmaking that will enable the brand to offer its customers high-quality local service.
"Futurs en tous genres" days
Piaget supports the "Futur en tous genres" days, welcoming each year the children of employees who wish to discover the many professional fields of jewellery and watchmaking. This discovery allows them to broaden their horizons and enables them to think independently about their possible future profession.