RESEARCH CENTRE AND INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR SCHOOL
CERCAL’s activity emerged and developed in the heart of the industrial footwear district of San Mauro Pascoli, or Rubicone, an important area for its secular footwear tradition.
In time, this region distinguished itself for the high-end ladies’ footwear manufacturing, developing highly specialised skills and expertise.
The school draws constant stimulus from this know-how to enrich the accomplished vocational projects. The school constantly interacts with the region sharing devotion and passion for everything that makes footwear an item of style and quality.
Through vocational courses with the right balance between theory and practice, thanks to the contribution of managers and collaborators of leading fashion and footwear companies at an international level, and thanks to the competence of the teachers collaborating with the school, we endorse creativity, talent, operational skills of those who want to embark on and further their fashion careers.
Furthermore, we put constant updating and stimulus into action for the renewal of professionals already working in the production cycle of companies, with workshops and courses to keep up with the perpetual innovation of this sector.
CERCAL takes pride in being a Vocational Training Centre for higher, and further, education accredited by the Emilia Romagna region as well as being one of the top national Training Centres in the footwear sector.
CERCAL was acknowldeged by Assocalzaturifici as being a Centre of Excellence for footwear training. Moreover, it obtained a special award from the Chamber of Italian Fashion for specialized school in the footwear and leather industry.
CERCAL – International Footwear and Design School – placed first for eight editions in the “I love Italian Shoes” competition, in Fashion and Design (2003-2005-2006-2008-2009-2011-2012-2013), promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, and by Assocalzaturifici, for schools only, with the purpose of scouting young talented designers in the footwear sector.
CERCAL is certified under the Quality Management Systems in compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 EA 37 (certificate issued by CERMET n. 1775-A).