Professional Training Center for the Shoe Industry

Founded in 1965, CFPIC – Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria de Calçado, as its name suggests, was designed to provide the technical training necessary for the country’s economic development.
Its main objective is to provide rapid solutions to the industry’s shortcomings in terms of professional training and is based on contributing to the progress of the Portuguese business system by developing the skills and knowledge of Human Resources.
Visiting this space as part of the São João da Madeira Industrial Heritage Tours promotes training for young people and knowledge of new opportunities and career paths. Essentially, it supports Industrial Tourism in bringing young people closer to Industry by making them aware of the traditions of our local identity that have been reinvented.

The right step for knowledge and innovation in the footwear industry.

Located in the heart of the footwear industry, the training center for this sector has become a tourist destination for anyone curious about footwear production. Upon entering the facilities, visitors have the unique opportunity to delve into the intricate universe of footwear manufacturing, from the selection of materials to the delicate design and production processes.

With interactive workshops, visitors can participate in the craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology that intertwine to create the shoes that adorn catwalks and streets around the world.

In addition, visits provide a deeper understanding of the economic and cultural importance of the footwear industry in the region.

You will also have the opportunity to explore exhibitions that tell the history of footwear manufacturing on site, from the beginnings to innovative contemporary designs. This educational immersion not only enriches understanding of the production process, but also highlights the tradition and innovation that sustain this brilliant industrial activity.

Dossiê disposto sobre uma mesa onde contém amostras de tecidos.
Sala com sofás e tecidos.
Processo de colagem da sola ao restante do sapato.
Pessoa em atividade laboral durante um dos processos de formação do calçado.
Um dos processos de formação do calçado.
Processo de formação do calçado.
Pessoa a desenhar.
Pessoa a trabalhar com
O calçado em um dos seus processos de formação.
Pessoa a segurar um molde de um sapato.
Pessoa a desenhar  um molde para um sapato.
Pessoa no computador.
Pessoa no computador  onde está presente um molde de um sapato.
Grupo de pessoas em atividade laboral.
Pessoa em atividade laboral.
Sala repleta de máquinas de costura.
Pessoa em atividade laboral.
Pessoas em atividade laboral que consiste no trabalho com máquinas de costura.
  • Visiting daysMonday to Friday from 09:00 to 11:30 and 14:00 to 16:00
  • Interruptions in visitsAugust, holidays and vacations (on request)
  • Pre-book5 days
  • Number of visitors per groupMin. 5 - Máx. 25
  • Minimum age6 Years
  • LanguagesPortuguese and English
  • Duration of visit60 minutes
  • Factory storeNo
  • WorkshopNo
  • Museum RoomYes
  • ShowroomYes

Photography is allowed

No parking lot

Partial accessibility

No multimedia content available

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