LEARNING TRADITION AND INNOVATION WITH RIVA
Monday July 16th 2007. Today is the opening day of the brand new ''Serafino Riva'' Training School.
Ferruccio Rossi, Riva CEO, and Francesco Frediani, VP Sales & Marketing, personally gave the starting signal to the first step of courses that will take place in the historic headquarters in Sarnico. The aim is to introduce the boys to the pleasure boating field and to the theoretical and practical aspects of Riva reality.
The selected boys will attend theoretical and practical classes hold by external educators from CISITA and by internal teachers (among which employees and chiefs of different departments at Riva).
At the end of the training course, the students who will pass it will be employed by Riva with a provisional contract.
''The difference between a Riva and all other boats is its soul. – says Ferruccio Rossi, Riva CEO – Each millimetre of our yachts reveals the passion, the proud, the care felt by the men who physically built and refined them. We are aware that our production methods, mostly inherited by Carlo Riva, constitute the real richness of our shipyard. That's why we've decided to open a school for yachts builders. Following the catchword ''tradition and innovation'', it will hand on to new generations the unique working methods our workers have been using for more than forty years. This is a treasure we don't have the right to waste.''
The project of the ''Serafino Riva'' Training School, promoted by CEO Ferruccio Rossi and by the HR Department, in cooperation with a specialized partner that took care of candidates' selection, is part of a major project including the renewal and redevelopment of the two Riva shipyards (Sarnico and La Spezia).
Permitted by the investments of Ferretti Group, owning the brand, the project will determine a doubling of the production surfaces in La Spezia and the opening of a new productive line in Sarnico.