ITSs and student skills. INDIRE protagonist of the States General of Orientation in Frosinone
Translation by Giulia Lombardo
On the morning of Wednesday 17 May, the Benito Stirpe stadium in Frosinone was the stage for the “StaDi Generali dell’Orientamento“. Organized by Confindustria under the patronage of INDIRE, the event took place in the presence of the Minister of Education and Merit, Giuseppe Valditara and the Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Marina Calderone.
The aim of the event was to discuss the topic of vocational training, ITSs (Higher Technical Institutes) and the orientation of students at all stages of their school life. During the morning, almost four thousand students from all over Italy listened to the testimonies and advice of leading personalities from the world of business, sport, and art, such as the 2006 world champion and Frosinone football coach Fabio Grosso, the president of the FIGC Technical Sector Demetrio Albertini, the entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli and the sculptor Jago. Each of them has contributed with their own virtuous testimony to representing a multifaceted reality in the world of work and training. A unique opportunity for the young people present at the event to get to know different realities, paths and stories.
For the occasion, the president of INDIRE, Cristina Grico, brought to the Frosinone stage the commitment that the institution has always put into supporting schools, teachers and students in tackling the delicate orientation process with a view to personal and professional growth and realization. “An increasingly formative and less informative orientation – declared the president Grieco – with the introduction of specialized teachers within the process. Indire is committed to training ad hoc figures with a specific training module for the ITSs which represent key players in the educational and entrepreneurial industry. There is a need for the school system to have the ability to choose and co-plan courses with companies, with a view to enriching our youths. Therefore, the ITSs become part of the flow between schools and businesses to accompany students in the delicate transition to the world of work”.