Marco Ottaviani, President of Fondazione Carifac: “We received 28 applications from Marche, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria and Emilia-Romagna. A success”
The Paper and Watermark Processing Operator Course promoted by Carifac’Arte, the instrumental company of Fondazione Carifac di Fabriano, Its Efficienza Energetica, with the consultation from the University of Camerino and Fondazione Fedrigoni, hit the mark. At the expiration date for the submission of applications we received 28: 15 from women and 13 from men, young and old people who showed great interest in the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge that may be useful to them in other jobs.
The applications received came from Fabriano, Ancona, Loro Piceno, Sassoferrato, San Benedetto del Tronto, Recanati and San Severino Marche, but also from outside Marche. The resonance and importance of this professional course went, indeed, beyond regional boundaries, and applications also came from Umbria, Trentino-Alto Adige and Emilia Romagna.
The selection test was held at the school IIS in Fabriano on September 21st and at the end of it 15 participants were selected. Other five applicants were eligible and could be admitted to the course, which will officially start within the first ten days of October, in case someone renounces.
“We are very satisfied with the approval received by the professional course. This proves that we have absolutely taken the right path with the establishment of the International School of Art Crafts in the Le Conce building in Fabriano, at Carifac’Arte”, points out the president of Fondazione Carifac, Marco Ottaviani. “I thank Regione Marche, which decided to include our course in the catalog of regional professional courses and, thanks to this, after passing the final exam, young people will be awarded a 4th level EQF degree related to ‘learning outcomes’ as a technical high-school specialization certificate. Of course, the 12 credits that will be recognized by Unicam for the courses in chemical sciences and technologies and cultural heritage technology sciences are also confirmed.
The course lasts 300 hours, of which 220 of theory and practice, 72 of company internship and 8 of final examination. Lessons will take place from 3pm to 6pm and 3 meetings are scheduled per week starting from the first ten days of October. The subjects taught will range from paper making processes in history to the importance of handmade paper and watermark; from the chemistry and technology of paper making processes and raw materials to the chemical methods of paper manufacturing and physical, mechanical and optical characteristics; from automation to quality control and innovation of paper making processes – enterprise 4.0 to the preparation of watermarks; from the production of handmade paper to techniques for printing on handmade paper.