Nelly Garreau, Paul Janvier & Nadim Raad each won gold in their respective discipline at the 41th session of Worldskills Pays de La Loire held at Le Mans (France) on October 15 and 16. This event was a good occasion to promote design professions to a steady flow of visitors…
400 students from the Loire region and about 50 professions came together during 2 full days, on October 15 and 16, 2010, at Worldskills Pays de La Loire. Among the many disciplines represented, L’École de design competed more specifically in graphic arts, cabinet making, and web design.
Our graphic arts representatives were David Fauveau, Nelly Garreau and Juliane Denogent. The web design competition featured 6 participants from our institution: Brice Eveno, Erwann Guerin, Bastien Leprince, Jérémy Martz, Pierre Mear and Nadim Raad had an onscreen competition. As for cabinet making, Paul Janvier was the only ambassador for the new vocational training in cabinet making jointly run by L’École de design and the Chamber of Trades of the Loire Atlantique area.
After an eventful 2-day competition, Nelly Garreau (graphic arts), Nadim Raad (web design) and Paul Janvier (cabinet-making) emerged from their respective contests victorious.
Juliane Denogent won the third prize in graphic arts. Jérémy Martz and Bastien Leprince were awarded the 2nd and 3rd prize in the web design category.
All these prizewinners will be honored to take part in the national competition that will be held in Paris from February 3 to 5, 2011, with a view to being selected for the international competition that will take place in London from October 5 to 10, 2011. In the meantime our laureates will benefit from 6 mental and physical training days organized by the Worldskills to prepare for the national meeting.
Vanessa Billet, an alumnus from L’École de design Nantes Atlantique won the graphic arts competition of the Abilympics – the equivalent of Worldskills for disabled people – and will represent France at the worldwide final in Seoul.
L’École de design Nantes Atlantique had set up a workshop-like booth where kids and adults could try out design activities. Visitors could get a glimpse at web design, spatial design, graphic design and rough sketching under the supervision of a volunteer student team and faculty members whose enthusiasm and involvement were infectious and attracted much attention.
In line with the Worldskills spirit our team also took the time to explain the many design professions to inquisitive and eager-to-learn kids. This event was also the opportunity to answer many questions asked by parents – also fascinated by the demos – about what type of curriculums lead to a designer’s career.