AUGUSTA – Among the new graduates of this school year aArangio Ruiz Higher Institutethere are fifteen students of 5th class of Enel who are the first to graduate in eastern Sicily at the end of a two-year apprenticeship training course with Enel. This is the program born of the collaboration between the Miur, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies and Enel for fourth and fifth grade students of technical institutes of technological focus, which has involved the school of via Catania.
The fifteen boys of the “Ruiz” were contracted during the fourth year of studies of the Enel Group with a dual learning contract of advanced training and research and have also alternated with school attendance one day of technical-professional training in the company at the headquarters of E-distribution in Augusta, in the district of Cozzo Filonero. During the summer period, students-apprentices were present in the company from Monday to Friday, for a total of 38 hours per week, with the so-called “on-the-job training”, supporting the operational teams and specifically applying the concepts learned during the school year. So were the students paid as apprentices in all aspects, including from the point of view of health, insurance and social security. Students were followed for school tutor of the “Ruiz,” the master Angelo Santacroce, and come business tutorsin particular Tommaso Scimone, Sara Guarneri, Miriam Alessi and Massimo Zangrando, the latter responsible for electronic distribution for the provinces of Syracuse and Ragusa, which Felice Sallustio took over.
Despite two difficult years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, “Ruiz” students, fourteen men and one woman, graduated with excellent results with the added awareness of having a work contract in their pocket: among them, one student earned a grade of 100 with honors, while five of them earned a grade of 100. Once they reached the first step, the bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, now the second phase of professional learning of 13 months duration in the company: they will reinforce the team of operative personnel of Electronic distribution in Sicily, to reach a temporary employment relationship.
The director of “Ruiz”, Maria Concetta Casorina in a note from the school thanks the Italian company “in particular, the contact person for the learning itinerary, Girolamo Mineo, Enel’s head of staff for Lazio and Sicily.“.”El Ruiz -the Casorina underlines- was honored to have been chosen to carry out this innovative experimental path that will lead to the immediate insertion of the 15 recent graduates into the world of work. Our school is characterized, in fact, by an innovative teaching and offers both good training for the world of work and for the university. We hope that this learning model experienced with Enel can continue in the future to achieve an increasingly motivated and qualified insertion of students in the world of work.“.
Satisfied too Angelo Santacroceproject school tutor: “Having 15 recent high school graduates hired immediately is an exceptional achievement. The strength of the dual learning project promoted by Enel lies in having selected students actively collaborating with the school, in order to create an itinerary with content more aligned with business and production needs, characterized by skills that can be spend immediately. in the labor market .. The results obtained, the human and technical growth of the students were the demonstration of the goodness of the work done in these two years by Ruiz and E-Distribuzione.“.
But what was the effect of experimentation on the now alumni? Answer is Daniele Pistollatocentrist of the Enel class of “Ruiz”: “The experience of alternating learning with Enel made me grow, positively influencing my motivation and sense of responsibility even when tackling the school path. We have been trained in school and professionally and that is why we have to say thanks to the commitment of our school and business tutors and our teachers, who have really put theory and practice into practice. It was not easy to get organized, we had to study and think about work. But in the end we managed to successfully overcome all the difficulties, also due to the pandemic. It would be good for dual learning training to be a reality for all technical institutes“.