Students growing up in high school and declining in high school. Fermi is the school with the most students. In 2023 the Strozzi begins mechatronics

MANTUA – Rising students in high schools in Mantua, but in sharp decline from kindergarten to high school. This is what has emerged today during the first call to the Palazzo di Bagno of the provincial advisory board for the elaboration of the plan of organization of the network of educational institutions and the plan of the formative offer for the course 2023 / 2024 that the Province must submit by October 31, 2022 to the Region for final approval.
Coordinated by the Vice President Massimiliano Gazzani, the Table focused on the analysis of the evolution of the school population in the first and second cycle, essentially therefore from infantile to baccalaureate.

Overall, the decline in students over the next ten years will be significant.
In the next academic year 2022/2023, 50 autonomous communities will be maintained with 50,849 members, of which 54,166 will study the first cycle and 15,683 the second. To these must be added the students of the Vocational Training Centers amounting to 2494.
The average enrollment for autonomy is 1038 students (1034 in the first cycle and 1046 in the second.

With regard to the course that has just ended, the first cycle, therefore of primary and secondary, will have 928 students less the next course that will begin in September. (from 36,094 it will drop to 35,166). The only smaller school is Pegognaga with 598 students (the expected minimum level is 600 but an exception has been granted).

In high schools (second cycle) the trend is the opposite: here the numbers grow by 510 students (+ 3.36%) and from 15,173 students to 15,683.

The Sanfelice Institute in Viadana is in sharp decline, while the Strozzi di Palidano (+27) is growing after years of declining enrollment, allowing it to exceed the 600 limit (in September it will have 617 students). Among other things, for the Strozzi there is important news on the way. The Province will finance with its own funds 350,000 euros to start the works of a mechatronics laboratory. From the 2023/24 academic year in the Palidano dello Strozzi complex (where recovery works are also underway after the town’s earthquake for 11.5 million euros and where a naturalistic park will be created thanks to 2 million euros obtained from the Palazzo de Bagno). with the PNRR) a direction in mechatronics will be started, a specialization highly demanded by local companies.

Slight casualties in the city for the Belfiore and Virgilio institutes. Less than 40 students for the Pitentino de Mantua while the Mantegna still in the city loses 14. The trend is positive for the Cfp which will go from 2393 to 2494 students. The institute with the most enrollments in the entire province, 2,200, is Fermi, which for the next academic year registers an increase of 150 enrollments.

The school population of Mantuan in the last 10 years has decreased by 5.49% (equivalent to 2,954 students less): the first cycle lost 11.20% (-4434 students). In high school there is still no noticeable decline: here, at least, there is an increase of 10.42% (1480 students) and Cfp makes a leap forward by 8.5% (+196 students).

Middle schools are currently stable and high schools will increase until 2024/2025 and then reverse the trend. “In 2026 the figures should return to today, then from 2027 the decline will begin – explains the Vice President of the Province Massimiliano Gazzani -, so it makes no sense to build new complexes that would later be underused in a few years. “.
“Therefore, the directors of the centers that have vacant classrooms were asked to use them to accommodate the students of those institutions that, on the other hand, have problems of overcrowding. This is the case of Mantova del Vinci, very close to Fermi, which could use classrooms for the latter’s students. In this sense, we have registered the availability and collaboration on the part of the people in charge of the school ”.
The meeting was attended by the provincial councilor responsible for training and work Donatella Panizzi, the administrators of the municipalities of Mantua, Guidizzolo, Asola, Ostiglia, Viadana and Suzzara, representatives of Confindustria Mantua, Confartigianato Mantua, Coldiretti Mantua, Cgil Scuola Mantua . , Snals Mantua School, Aisam. The Association of Autonomous School Institutions of Mantua, the head of the CPIA Mantua, the managers of the institute, including Dosolo-Pomponesco-Viadana and the Bonomi-Mazzolari Professional Institute of Mantua.

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