School and work, Ipsia Puecher students Olivetti di Rho hired before graduating-

from Giovanna Maria Fagnani

Two days a week between the counters, the others included in the businesses in the area. The case of high school graduates from Rho and Arese: “90% of the contract is skyrocketing”

Mondays and Tuesdays, at school tablesfrom 8 to 17, to study Italian, mathematics, English … Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, however, at work in the company. This is how the 48 graduates who are currently taking the oral exams have spent the last academic year to Ipsia Puecher Olivetti in Rho. Students hired (some already from the fourth year) by companies in the area, with the contract “in article 43”, a formula born in 2015, with the Labor Law, and which regulates learning aimed at obtaining a degree (in this case the diploma). Thus children continue to attend school but at the same time receive vocational training in the company, where they not only attend courses, but are included in the production process. A working “baptism” even before graduation. I an opportunity that, in 90 percent of cases, becomes a new contract and then a contract.

“The winning equation”

Al Puecher Olivetti di Rho, a state professional institute with numerous addresses, learning began in 2019 and remains the only one in the Milan area and one of the very rare in Lombardy. Last year, the first five graduates of the Technical Maintenance course, specializing in plumbing and heating, heating systems, engines. “This year, on the other hand, we have a fourth with 8 students and a fifth with 9,” says deputy director Carla Falcone. Graduate contracts will end, by law, on July 31, but several companies have already informed us that students will continue to work with them.. Of last year’s five graduates, however, two were hired. With learning, aim the director Emanuele Contu, “We fight against early school leaving, offering our students the opportunity to enter companies while completing their training. In the coming years we will expand the directions involved, because it is a winning equation for everyone: for students, for schools and for local businesses. In this sense, I was struck by the great will of many entrepreneurs to “teach the trade”: there is the will, in addition to the need, to transmit to the youngest experiences and skills that it is feared that, if no, they are lost, especially in small and medium-sized companies. companies that are in the market thanks to the quality of their production ».

The Salesian center in Arese

Of the forty-eight undergraduate students, thirty-nine come from the “Cnos-Fap,” the vocational training center of the Salesians of Arese. To get the high school diploma, your students (who already have the four-year technical degree in their pocket) must take the exam at a state institution. In this case the Puecher. In the Salesians, the learning directions are mechanics, electronics, vehicle repair. “We started offering it in 2015, as soon as it was presented and the results are obvious: 90 per cent of students continue to work even after graduation. Today, a thousand companies collaborate with us: we are a vocational training center with 800 students and we do 600 internships a year, ”he says. the director Mauro Colombo. “Studying and working is tiring, but our children find their self-realization at work, a rewarding path. In addition, the experience in the company makes adults and is essential in a professional career “says” We are looking for companies that want to invest in children. Instead, we avoid those who change apprentices every year, using them only to get tax breaks and save money. I, sometimes amazing results come. “One of our high school graduates got the best grades in the Italian subject.”

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July 5, 2022 (change on July 5, 2022 | 07:44)

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