For over 40 years the SFV has been providing state-certified education in the field of vacuum technologies and their applications, from industrial vacuum to ultravacuum. The courses combine theory and practice, and are given by recognised professionals from the industrial or university spheres.

The state-approved training provided is wide-ranging, and is aimed both at beginners and specialists. Its purpose is to ensure that every participant progresses in his own field.  The programme can be adapted to the needs of each company or user, and new training courses are offered each year.  For some training courses the SFV is in partnership with the University of Orsay and the CNAM (National School for Arts and Crafts) / CACEMI (Centre for the development of the studies of materials).

The SFV also decentralizes some courses to Blois, Bordeaux, Nancy and Nantes in order to be closer to local and regional needs and skills.


2 possible options
The aims of the SFV are to train your staff, regardless of their level of competence, to consolidate their know-how and expertise, to adapt their knowledge to the development of your company, and to meet your specific requirements.
  • INTER courses: the SFV provides some thirty traditional courses selected from the catalogue with a defined content.
  • INTRA courses: the SFV provides on-site courses within companies, with programmes adapted to meet their requirements.
The SFV is a partner in two professional degree courses for vacuum technologies.