When you think of LVMH, globally headquartered in France, the first thing that probably comes to mind is luxurious products. But what you may not know is that LVMH is investing in its American workforce and is training the next generation of future jewelry craftsmanship.
In 2022, LVMH launched its first Métiers d’Excellence Institute (ME Institute) program in the United States with Tiffany & Co. in New York, with a focus on recruiting apprentices in historically underrepresented communities in order to create more opportunities for a diverse, inclusive workforce.
Just recently, LVMH has further expanded the ME Institute workforce development initiative to Rhode Island, where apprentices will continue to grow their skills in jewelry fabrication.
“The Métiers d’Excellence program contributes to the transmission of savoir-faire to the next generation, which ensures the sustained success of the Group and our Maisons,” said Gena Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer of LVMH North America. “The United States and its pool of talented craftspeople represent an important frontier for the Group. Both our U.S. and U.S.-based Maisons continue to recruit new apprentices who will learn the métiers synonymous with our Maisons and carry forward the talents needed to build upon the Group’s longevity in the luxury industry.”