Sepr Société D'enseignement Professionnel Du Rhône

With its founding dating back to 1864, Société d’Enseignement Professionnel du Rhône (SEPR) has firmly established itself as a renowned and prestigious vocational training center. The first establishment of its importance in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and one of the largest in France, SEPR has steadily evolved to become a model of excellence in vocational education.

With an annual enrolment of almost 5,000 learners, SEPR operates through six dedicated poles of excellence, covering diverse fields such as arts and design; catering and hospitality; technical fields and IT; visual communication and graphic design; beauty, health, social services; commerce.

Our comprehensive training programs range from EQF Level 2 to Level 7, and offer a variety of pathways including apprenticeship/dual training, full-time study and continuing education.

SEPR comprises more than 350 teaching and not-teaching staff. Building upon its heritage and roots, SEPR has developed strong policies in terms of:

  • welcoming learners with special needs,
  • developing social commitment, citizenship, solidarity among and for the learners,
  • supporting excellence in VET and entrepreneurship skills, especially through its incubator,
  • developing international and European activities over the last 35 years, working in partnership with 35 training centres and organisations worldwide;
  • learning mobility of individuals including for learners, staff and professionals, Erasmus+ KA2 projects, capacity building and pilot projects from the European Commission.

Since 2022, SEPR has taken the lead in the MOSAIC project, which focuses on Arts & Crafts and Design, leveraging its extensive expertise and experience in these fields.

At SEPR, we are dedicated to shaping the future of vocational education and training by addressing the evolving needs of every sector of the society and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Team members

Claire Challande-Osuna

Head of international department

She carried out study mobility in Maastricht in 1995, as part of her Master’s degree in Economics and Management. She finished her studies in 1996 with a Master Degree in European law. She is bilingual. She pilots 13 collaborators within SEPR International office and is used to European Commission projects: Erasmus+ projects KA1 & KA2, Capacity building, Centre of vocational excellence, VET pilot projects.

Lida Poghosyan

European and International Project Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature. She is currently involved in the Armenian Mission of SEPR while also serving as the EU and International Project Manager. Her prior experience as a youth delegate and ambassador of Armenia to the Council of Europe has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in the youth sector. She is fluent in Armenian, English, French and Russian accompanied by a basic level of proficiency in Italian.


Pedagogical Engineer

She has a Master’s degree in Multimedia Instructional Engineering. After professional experiences as a French instructor in France and England, she operated as an e-learning designer. She now works closely with VET trainers on the mission of supporting their use of digital teaching tools to create dynamic and innovative learning experiences for learners.

Aline Mariane Ribeiro

Entrepreneurship Coordinator

She has both entrepreneurial and educational expertise. She designs and delivers training programs and awareness sessions for future entrepreneurs of SEPR. She is a member of French, European and Brazilian networks working in the field of entrepreneurship and SME research.

Christelle Melchiorre-Braz

Pedagogical Engineer

She has a Master’s degree in training design. Her expertise lies in coordinating the development, testing, and implementation of training modules. She provides support to teachers, assisting them in creating engaging learning experiences and effectively utilising digital tools to enhance the educational process.

Delphine GICQUEL

Erasmus+ KA1 Coordinator

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Portuguese from Lyon 2 University, as well as a BTEC Higher National Diploma as a Trilingual Assistant Manager from CIEFA IGS Lyon. She has been working at the SEPR VET Centre since 2011 as Erasmus+ KA1 project coordinator. She leads the organisation of individual outgoing mobility programs for both learners and staff. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


European and International Project Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in international relations and is passionate about foreign cultures and languages. She has lived and worked in France, Italy, Taiwan, Costa Rica and Brazil. Today, she manages and/or collaborates on EU-funded projects at SEPR: Erasmus+ KA2, pilot projects, Centres of Vocational Excellence. She is also an external evaluator for the French Erasmus+ agency.

Annaïg Jestin

Arts and Crafts and Creation

With a Master’s degree in economics, she started her career as an economic developer but found her true calling as an educational coordinator. For the past year, she has been leading the Arts and Crafts and Creation division at SEPR. She designs educational programs, monitors teachers and students, and enhances teaching methods. She facilitates collaboration with companies and external partners. Her role is essential in ensuring the quality of education and fostering student success in their training.