Vocational Education and Training (VET): The Italian System (Study Visits Included) - Florence

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🚶‍♀️ Activities: Two guided city tours and a full-day excursion.

📅 Starting date: Every second Monday of the month.

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Course Description

‘Made in Italy’ is a powerful trademark in a vast number of sectors, but very specific skills and practical tools are needed to be able to create high-quality products and be competitive in the international market. Have you ever wondered how the initial vocational education and training (VET) system works in Italy? And what kind of continuing vocational training workers receive in Italy?

This course is going to answer these questions by analyzing the Italian VET system and its integration with the industrial districts. In fact, VET schools in Italy provide students with a strong technical and vocational background in the sectors of industry, services and handicraft that facilitates access to the working world. After completing their theoretical education, at the age of 16, VET students can choose to continue their education traditionally at school or by doing an apprenticeship in a relevant enterprise.

By visiting some of the best VET institutions in the Florence area and the businesses they work with, participants will get a significant insight into the Italian system of vocational education. In addition, thanks to the sharing of best practices, they will compare this system with other participants’ VET systems as well, allowing them to plan successful learning experiences integrating both innovative ideas and vocational elements.

Having been recently reformed, initial VET schools in Italy now include eleven different curricula designed to better meet the needs of a changing job market, while continuing VET institutions (called Istituti Tecnici Superiori) have 6 different areas of specialization. So, whatever the sector you are interested in, we can arrange visits specifically designed for you. By the end of the course, you will also become familiar with all the opportunities offered by EU-funded programmes specifically designed for VET teachers/learners. Moreover, there will be the chance to make connections between principals and participants during the school visits to initiate future Erasmus+ projects.

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