We4Youth, the alternating school-work “compass”

“Buona Alternanza” (“good alternation”) becomes good practice: the Corriere della Sera Foundation of Milan has presented the first Italian research on the success stories in school-work integration programmes.


The study was promoted by Sodalitas Foundation with the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and was carried out as part of The European Pact for Youth project, which is supported by Enel.


The publication of the best 25 Italian alternating school-work programmes and training apprenticeships on the site We4Youth.it was also announced in Milan. The online platform will serve as a “compass” (or road map) for a road show which will pass through some regions of Italy in order to spread the best practices and successful models.


Small and large companies worked with hundreds of students from secondary schools and technical and professional institutes, as well as from higher technical institutes. Enel is specifically working on placement programmes based on the turnover of fundamental technical-operative skills for the company; for the 2016-2018 period it has been working with the Senior Secondary School ISS Galileo Sani in Latina.


Thanks to the apprenticeship required to earn a diploma, these students can acquire specialist skills before they graduate and this will help them in the job market. Basically, instead of spending their first working years completing the theoretical bases of their studies, the students in the Enel programme will be ready to meet their first challenges in the field. It is a quality partnership.


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