Some 2,374 students attending higher technical institutes have been monitored during 2017, two years from graduation. They were males and females who graduated by December 2015.
Overall, 1,767 obtained the school diploma and 79.1 % of them, a total number of 1,398 found a job within one year from graduation. Their job was coherent with their diploma in 87% of the cases.
The data emerged from the 2017 National monitoring of higher technical institutes carried out by Indire, presented by the Undersecretary of Education, Gabriele Toccafondi; the President of Indire, Giovanni Biondi; and the councillor for education, training and work for the Tuscany region, also coordinator of the 9th Commission of the State-Region conference, Cristina Grieco.
For what concerns the types of contracts, 667 graduates obtained a permanent contract, while 493 a temporary one and 228 an apprenticeship contract.
The 97 monitored school curricula, provided by 57 foundations, were mainly dedicated to new technologies for the made in Italy (46). These were followed by sustainable mobility (19) and Energy Efficiency (13). The 46 curricula dedicated to New Technologies for the Made in Italy were grouped like this: 18 for mechanical systems; 12 for agricultural food products; 8 for fashion; 5 for services to enterprises and 3 for real estate.
The Undersecretary, Gabriele Toccafondi emphasised: «This third monitoring revealed positive data on higher technical institutes, a system in which the MIUR strongly believes. But there were also criticalities which need to be addressed. Out of the 97 monitored curricula, there were 15 which didn’t carry out their mission successfully and didn’t meet their goals. The higher technical institutes work if they are useful for the students, if they address real needs of the productive system in the territory. If this doesn’t happen students are deprived of resources which could be allocated for the well-functioning higher technical institutes and for other institutes which could be created. We are going through a phase of strengthening and empowering of the system, for this reason it is necessary that higher technical institutes, Regions and the Miur work together, in order to solve existing problems».
«The monitoring data we presented today is the product of data analysis coming from the foundations involved. It is also compliance with transparency policy as it provides all the higher technical institutes with data on their national ranking, so that they can create transparent students’ report cards, available to everyone – The President of Indire Giovanni Biondi commented – the monitoring shows a positive situation – he continued – it is an upward trend for students’ enrolment, graduates and occupation after studies. The most significant data to be underlined is that the higher technical institutes system is the one with the highest number of employed graduates within 12 months from finishing their studies».
According to the Coordinator of the 9th Commission of the State-Regions Conference, Cristina Grieco: «The outcomes of this monitoring are a very important reflection material for the Regions, which have a primary role in programming and facilitating the relationship between foundations, training courses and businesses. The future challenge is to increase the number of higher technical institutes, enhancing also communication and promotion of these curricula, while maintaining quality. Surely, the most important thing for us is the excellent performance in terms of employment, which is also in line with the title of study. It is also true that monitoring is needed to identify the criticalities and thus work with a view to continuous improvement. »
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[Source: Miur’s Press Release 11/04/2017]