A FEW FIGURES
The School, Community and Company Consortium (CSCI) is a Vocational Training Agency, authorized by the Piedmont Regional Government, which holds UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.
It was created as a joint venture between the educational world (Italian Schools and University), the civil service (Municipality of Novara, Municipality of Cameri Foundations, Italian and Romanian Associations, the Chamber of Commerce of Cadiz-Spain) and the world of work (Italian and Hungarian private companies) to foster the development of human and professional resources, creating and managing training and refresher programs for workers and young job-seekers, in both the public and the private sectors, to promote the “contamination” and the dialogue among young people coming from different countries (i.e. young migrants) supporting their social inclusion.
CSCI main activities are:
- promotion, planning, management and implementation of courses on soft skills (i.e. internal and external communication, and multicultural dialogue devoted to disadvantaged people) and on technical issues (i.e. quality, safety, administration, project management, management of EU direct and indirect funds, ICT, climate change challenges; Social Innovation);
- mobility actions (students and staff);
- studies and research for the application of new technologies and teaching methodologies (VR simulators, online teaching and learning, smart working);
- organization of conventions, conferences and congresses; design and management of learning Projects;
- studies and research in the field of the analysis of the lack of competences, assessment and orientation;
- training of teachers and trainers.
All of these activities have involved in these years: the privates, municipalities, the schools and the Public Administrations of the provinces of Novara and Milan, an area at the crossing of the TEN Corridor 5 and Corridor 24, at about 30 Km from Malpensa Airport, the main hub of Northern Italy, and to Rho-Pero 2015 Expo, with a strong vocation to immigration flows and with an increasing unemployment rate and radicalization phenomenon, one of the areas most affected by Covid-19 worldwide and where the lockdown caused the biggest problems both economically and socially (especially in students and young people).
Capitalizing the previews experiences in the field of youth education and taking into consideration the increasing needs related to the internationalization processes and the social inclusion of disadvantaged people (including young people with psychological disorders due to the negative effects of the pandemic,), CSCI will participate in the definition of the methodologies and the tools to train, assess and evaluate the target group detected, on the matters considered very important to support them in the field.