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Simonelli Youth Academy 2019. Join the contest and win Coffee Skills Program courses


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Eva is one of the skillful baristas of Ditta Artigianale and qualified fourth at the Italian Championships of Latte Art. Giorgio is working in the coffee shop area of a start-up bakery store. Erik works in a historical and authentic coffee shop, while Niccolò, Jacopo, Giulia and Alessia, constantly train and collaborate with Simonelli Group, and Daniel is on the BWT team. This is the fantastic team of Simonelli Youth Academy 2018. Last year, this group, spent 10 days full immersion overcoming all the exams held by the SCA Coffee Skills Program and as of today, we are very proud of their positions in the world of coffee.

This year, we would like to continue investing on brilliant new talents focusing on the complete educational program and introduce them to the coffee industry as professionals for a successful carrier.

“It’s an ambitious project that – tells Lauro Fioretti, project manager and course lecturer – intends to introduce new, bright minds in this sector, consequently allowing thus industry to grow and strengthen more and more every day, spreading quality coffee culture along with an always growing number of professionals”.

The six scholarships offered by Simonelli Group, are reserved for any European young adult 18 through 30 years of age. The winners will have free access to the educational program, helpful to gain the SCA Coffee Skills program certificate (Specialty Coffee Association). To participate please send within the 15th of May and email to academy@simonelligroup.it a video of maximum 90 seconds where you demonstrate your passion for coffee. It will need to convince the tutors of Simonelli Youth Academy that you are the right person for the educational project (download the application form and regulation here).

“The courses offered by Simonelli Youth Academy – tells Dario Ciarlantini, coordinator of the project – are based mainly on the SCA Coffee Skills Program and are the best path for a complete education because it covers all the topics related to coffee. They offer a preferential access to the working world and add a great value to your coffee curriculum”.