The Association Ouvrière des Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France (AOCDTF) is a non-profit organization recognized for its public utility, founded in 1941. It brings together skilled workers who are mobilized around the same ideal: allowing each person to fulfill themselves through their profession, in a spirit of openness and sharing. As a professional training organization, it aims to transmit both knowledge and know-how - through learning a trade - as well as soft skills - through the sharing of values such as solidarity, fraternity, and generosity. Beyond training, the compagnonnage is a professional, human, and cultural experience, which is conducive to discovery, education, and a factor of professional and social integration.
Choosing the Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France for your training means adhering to values and choosing a future-proof profession. Our training programs are designed for ever-evolving technologies and allow for exchanges and meetings with passionate professionals. Joining the Compagnons du Devoir means approaching the world with a creative outlook and guaranteeing professional and personal fulfillment.
If the Compagnons du Devoir have survived the centuries, it's because they have been able to adapt to the evolution of trades and society. Constantly thinking ahead and resolutely looking to the future, they pass on what they have received from their elders, adapting and enriching it through their forward-looking work to offer cutting-edge training and meet the challenges of tomorrow. The Compagnons du Devoir train for around thirty trades in four sectors: building and fittings, industrial technologies, taste professions and flexible materials. Since 2010, the Compagnons du Devoir have been listed as part of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage.
Lauréat de la récompense Parcours du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2015