ENME (École Nationale du Meuble et de l’ébénisterie – The National School of cabinet making and woodworking), affiliated with the Cegep of Victoriaville, is the benchmark for technical and vocational training in cabinet making.
Since it was founded in 1965, the school has built up a solid reputation among a wide range of companies. In addition to technical training (College level) in cabinetmaking and architecture, the school offers vocational training in cabinetmaking, upholstery and furniture finishing. The school also meets the needs of industry, with which it maintains close ties, particularly through the integration of its technology transfer centre (INOVEM), which provides support and assistance to companies in the wood processing and furniture sector.
ENME contributes in every part of the Mosaic project, especially in the development of new and innovating training modules.
Patricia Gendron has been a designer for the last 30 years. Her creative career has been shaped by a variety of experiences: in the early days, she worked with fabric and the world of fashion for over 10 years. In 2001, she changed medium to specialize in furniture and architectural joinery. In this field, prototyping and custom-made furniture are her main weapons, in addition to responding to companies’ various drawing and design needs.
Since 2007, she has been teaching both manufacturing and design at ENME, and for the past two years has been working part time for Inovem (research centre).