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Workshops of Hell. They open their doors, Friday and Saturday

Workshops of Hell. They open their doors, Friday and Saturday

(David Le Tiec)

The Open House Workshops are opportunities to maintain contact with the local population, such as preparing for the recruitment of those who will begin training in September. The next operation will take place on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday and Saturday, the Hell Workshops will hold one of their two annual open house operations. This double meeting is an opportunity “to open the black box”, fun Paul Robert, the president of Ateliers de l’Enfer. “There are a lot of locals who take the opportunity to come for a ride and see how we advance on the boats,” says Guillaume, who is in formation of marine frame. Because under the big sheds, as is the case every year, the carpenters work on the construction of two boats that will be launched on June 26th, at Rosmeur. This year, it is a 5.56m Howth, an Irish regatta boat from Dublin Bay, and a 8.30m mackerel mackerel, replica of the Germaine de Saint-Malo, which are the training materials. In addition to the marine frame work on Friday and Saturday, the open doors will allow visitors to visit the sail shop (assembly of sails on the floor and drawing room), as well as the saddlery (cutting room and collage-assembly room and sewing).

This year, 39 people are in qualifying training (CAP and CQP of the Federation of Nautical Industries): 19 in marine, 10 in saddlery and 10 in sailcloth. The Hellenic Workshops are a vocational training center managed by the Regional Federation for Maritime Culture and Heritage in Brittany and, in addition to their training mission, they also have the power to transmit know-how and skills. nautical techniques.

650 people trained in 35 years

The open doors of the Workshops of Hell represent an important communication operation for the association in anticipation of the following year. “This is an opportunity for those who want to start training, to ask themselves if they see themselves in this place in a few months, says Paul Robert. We also have contacts before and after, with people who can not come on one of the two days. ” Touching as many people as possible is for the structure the way to attract candidates to the selection tests (which will take place between mid-June and early July). “The professional integration rates are important for us. Candidates are expected to have a real project, not just that of wanting to build a boat around the world. We are not here for that, “continues Paul Robert.

(David Le Tiec)

At the Hell Workshops, which are celebrating their 35th birthday this year and who have trained 650 people since their beginnings, the graduation rates are between 95% and 100% and the professional integration rate is 75%. 100%, depending on the sector.

They often come to confirm their choice

For 33-year-old Jinnie from Val-de-Marne, the open doors were useful in November 2017: “I wanted to go into a sailmaker and here I was advised to do immersion courses to make sure that liked. It was good advice. Moreover, coming on the spot, I was able to confirm my desire to leave Paris to come to the edge of the sea “. For their part, Guillaume and Felix, who are in marine frame, had made the route from Carcassone to come to the open doors “out of curiosity, just to confirm that this is what we were looking for. We found the place fun and we appreciated the quality of what was done, “summarize the two young men of 24 years.

Open House of the Workshops of Hell, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm, 25, boulevard du General-de-Gaulle. Contacts and information: tel. 02 98 92 14 20; website:

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