There will also be changes in the vocational training department of the CP. Marion Vermot is taking over from Séverine Favre, who has decided on a career change after more than 12 years with the CP. The department has been operating under the leadership of the pair before Marion Vermot took over full responsibility at the end of July.
Marion Vermot holds a CFC in microtechnology construction, a profession she exercised for more than ten years in several watchmaking factories. She then worked in the post-compulsory training and guidance department of the canton of Neuchâtel as a vocational training advisor and inter-company course supervisor. There she acquired a thorough understanding of the workings of vocational training and the essential interactions between OrTra (professional organizations), the cantons and the Confederation.
This dual experience makes her perfectly suited to her new position, especially as she is arriving in familiar territory. Marion Vermot has been active in several technical working groups and has also participated as an expert in the qualifications for the next Swiss Microtechnology Skills Championships (SwissSkills) organized by the CP.
The Swiss watch industry employers’ association is the organization responsible for training in the industry. It is in charge of eight professions, and several private training courses and leads some 30 working groups responsible for developing, maturing and bringing to a successful conclusion the numerous dossiers placed under its supervision.