In collaboration with nearly 2,000 companies in the area, the Galdus vocational school provides training to more than 1,400 young people, preparing them for a career in 9 professionalizing sectors (catering, goldsmithing, green care and zoo, information technology and electrical and electronic systems, administration and event management).

The training course takes place over three years (which can be used starting after the eighth grade), at the end of which a qualification is obtained with the possibility of continuing the fourth year to obtain a technical-professional diploma and access to a high school diploma course or a higher technical specialization course at the university level lasting from one to three years. From the first year, a significant part of the school schedule consists of technical and laboratory training with professionals in the trade; from the second year, students carry out substantial internships in companies in various sectors both in Italy and abroad. Careful cultural preparation, testimonials from entrepreneurs, educational outings, and participation in events and competitions complete the course.

For young people between the ages of 15 and 25, Galdus offers the opportunity to earn a degree through a first-level apprenticeship, an employment contract that includes periods of training at school and on-the-job training in the company.

Ninety-three percent of the young people who came out of our activities this year found a positive placement in the world of work




Talk 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – CORNER – Salvation and Destiny of Engraving with Burin – Professor Maddalena Rocco – Engraving Master

Talk – 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM – CORNER – Quartz – Professor Francesca Olgiati , Goldsmith

Talk – 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM- CORNER – The Importance of Gem Certification – Professor Luigi Poli, Expert and Gemmologist of the Milan Court
Open Lab – 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM – MANUZIO – The Technique of Gold Background in Medieval Art – Professor Matteo Cantalles , Artist and Designer


Talk – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – CORNER – Traveling Workshop: 1993-2023 – Konrad Laimer – Goldsmith Artist

Talk – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – AUDITORIUM – Pomellato: a Journey between Tradition and Innovation
Veronica Castelli – R&D and Product Innovation Manager at Pomellato
Andrea Leonetti – High-End Jewelry Model Maker at Pomellato
Silvano Pecchio – High-End Jewelry Model Maker at Pomellato

Talk – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – CORNER – “Look at Me, If You Can”: The Challenge of Art – Alessandro Bonfanti – Skira Editore’s Editor in Charge

Open lab – 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM – LAB1 – Clay as a Tool and Inspiration – Konrad Laimer – Artist

Talk – 01.00 PM – 02:00 PM – CORNER – Trends and Future Scenarios in the Jewelry Industry – Laura Inghirami – Founder & Creative Director of DONNA JEWEL

Talk – 3:30 PM – 04:30 PM – CORNER – Award Ceremony for the Goldsmith Art Competition – Various Speakers


Open lab – 9:00 AM – 04:00 PM – LAB 2 –  Enamels and Miniatures – Rebecca Di Filippo – Goldsmith

Open lab – 9:00 AM – 04:00 PM – LAB EDISON – Engraving – Chiara Anzelmo – Engraver

Open lab – 9:00 AM – 01:00 PM – LAB1 – Professional Training

Rossana Ricolfi – Master Goldsmith and Technical Area Manager for Goldsmiths

Dario Mambretti – Master Goldsmith

Talk (ENG) – 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM – CORNER – Innovative Jewellery Alloys and their Prospective Use in the Industry – Anna Kostina, Sergey Kostin – Kostin’s Lab

Talks, workshops, and open labs are open until capacity is reached. The international jewelry exhibition at the Corner Space will be open to the public from Thursday, October 19, to Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and on Sunday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

@Talent show