The Finmeccanica ITS, an example of Italian excellence also setting standards abroad
The Minister for Education, Universities and Scientific Research, Stefania Giannini, in the frame of an official visit to our country by the Portuguese Minister for Education and Science, Nuno Paulo de Sousa Arrobas Crato, wanted to show an example of Italian academic excellence by accompanying the foreign minister to one of the seven Finmeccanica ITSs – Higher Technical Institutes - the Group’s Special Technology Schools.
The visit, which took place on the 30th of March last in Somma Lombardo, not far from Milan’s Malpensa airport, was an opportunity for Minister Giannini to meet, along with full audience of local authorities, young students who are studying to become aircraft fitters and maintenance technicians.
At its technology schools, Finmeccanica, applying a teaching strategy that is giving excellent results, right from the start establishes the type of professional profiles required of the students completing the courses, constructing the curriculum of the students along with the partners of the project: schools, universities and other businesses in the territory. In addition to this, the Group contributes to the student selection process and, with 50% of the courses held by 100 people belonging to the Group being involved in the courses, transfers technical/professional skills through classroom lessons and on-the-job training. The first courses, which were completed last year, led to the employment of 56 young people in Italy who now work in Finmeccanica companies.
The ITS formula has a concrete impact in the territory of reference and great value for the Country economic system, to the point of becoming a pole of Italian excellence to be shown, valorised and exported, given that even Portugal is planning similar initiatives.