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Restore the taste for manual professions to young people

De l’or dans les mains association, led by Gabrielle Légeret and her team, has set itself the mission of raising awareness among young people about manual trades and reintegrating artisanal practice into colleges, by relying on creation educational tools and the implementation of a craft practice program with artisans, within colleges. 

The I discover manual professions program is a 15-hour program which is deployed in middle schools, aimed at 5th grade students.  

Each young person experiences manual intelligence through a course which is structured between practice time and class time with the teacher. Each young person discovers 9 skills by making an object or experimenting with a gesture alongside 9 artisans or professionals. 

These workshops are prepared hand in hand with local artisans and teachers to integrate the notions of the school program and introduce the gesture from mathematics, physics-chemistry, history, French, technology, geography or earth sciences and life.

After a first phase of experimentation (supporting 1,300 young people in their discovery of handiwork professions, in Burgundy Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire and Île-de-France), De l’or dans les mains wanted to spread its actions in a new territory: Puy-de-Dôme, to deploy its program among 1000 young college students. 

Thanks to the support of the Michelin Corporate Foundation, De l’or dans les mains association was able to spread to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and in particular to the Clermont-Ferrand academy.

In 2024, several workshops were carried out in some colleges in the Clermont-Ferrand region with Michelin employees from the Ecole du Pneu in order to show the practical applications of manual trades in the industry.