From Grosseto to Spain

During their course of studies they had the opportunity to participate in a unique educational experience, which they will put to use in the world of work. Meanwhile, after a few months, the 30 students from Grosseto who were protagonists of the initiative drew up a balance sheet. The Sala Pegaso of Palazzo Aldobrandeschi hosted today, Friday 11 March, the final day-event of the two "transnational mobility" projects financed by the Tuscany Region and promoted by Assoservizi - the training agency of Confindustria Toscana Sud - in collaboration with two institutes superior citizens.

The “Land & Sea – Mobility in Europe to develop new competences between green and blue economy” project with the Isis “Leopold II of Lorraine” involved 15 students of the IV classes in agriculture, agri-food and agro-industry in the articulations “Environment management and Territory”, “Viticulture and Oenology” and Professional education, service sector, “Agriculture and rural development”: all in Valencia for 3 weeks, from 29 August to 19 September 2021. They are Stefano Aloisi, Leonardo Orazioli Barbaneri, Sara Bernardini, Ilaria Del Principe, Paolo Desideri, Elisa Eugeni, Filippo Ghezzi, Filippo Matteagi, Alessia Pacini, Sofia Roggi, Francesco Sabbatini, Francesco Speroni, Selene Tarsi, Emma Terenzi and Giorgio Vigetti.

The project "Smart Industry - Transnational mobility for the industry 4.0 sector between school-work alternation and development of soft skills" instead involved 15 students from the "Manetti Porciatti" technological center in the fields of Mechanics-mechatronics-energy, Electronics-electrical engineering, IT and Telecommunications, in La Coruna for three weeks from 4 to 25 July 2021. They are Pietro Aluigi, Francesco Cerbai, Daniele Chiaramonti, Guglielmo Forci, Roberto Gallo, Giacomo Gobbi, Giuseppe Gonzi, Mattia Lagi, Gabriel Marrucci, Niccolò Martiri, Giacomo Petrucci, Eugenio Piccioni, Gianni Scala, Luca Terrosi Vagnoli and Edoardo Zanoni.

The final event was attended by the president of the Province of Grosseto, Francesco Limatola , the school directors of the two institutes, Cinzia Machetti for the "Leopold II of Lorraine" and Claudio Simoni for the "Manetti Porciatti", Caterina Fratangeli (tutor of the Assoservizi), Teresa Cimino and Alessandro Cardarelli (the students' companions) and Fabio Pasquale , an expert in mobility projects and soft skills who followed the students during the preparatory training activities in Italy.

«I often meet the kids – declared the president of the Province of Grosseto, Francesco Limatola – to discuss the issues within the competence of the provincial administration, such as school buildings and local public transport, and I believe that projects like these are also really important , which bring together school and the world of work. Even more so if they do it abroad, because they guarantee the acquisition of more qualified skills compared to the ordinary school-work alternation carried out in Italy. School is important: the pandemic has taken away from children not only aggregation and fun but also educational moments. The first programmatic point must aim at a return to normality, to modern teaching capable of reopening a new season of study. Even with projects like these, which allow us to see the future as a hope and not as a threat."

«To evaluate the excellent results of these projects – declared the school directors Cinzia Machetti   and Claudio Simoni – the fact of having reached them during the pandemic must certainly be considered. It is an added value that testifies to the great commitment of our boys. We have collaborated on many occasions with Assoservizi, always to connect schools with the world of work, and we will continue to do so."

«The final balance of this experience – declares the head of Assoservizi, Giovanni Mascagni – is certainly positive and the results of the two projects demonstrate it. Not only on an educational level but also on a human level, because students will certainly remember the period spent abroad as one of the most precious for the development of their transversal skills. Investing in the quality of your training is a must, because it always makes the difference. In fact, this increase in skills will be useful for placement in the world of work, as for many local businesses the prospect of being able to count on new human resources capable of adapting to changes, solving problems proactively, communicating effectively is fundamental. and have a greater knowledge of the international context. We thank the two city schools who worked with us on these projects, with the belief that this is an experience to be repeated in the future."