Didacta, Bianchi: “School is not a world apart”

School is not a world apart. Education must play a fundamental role in the country’s future. The Minister of Education said this clearly Patrizio BianchiTalking to”States in general education: ITS, the new higher education and working life“At the fair Didactastarted at Fortezza da Basso in Florence.

The basic role of ITS

The work with ITS is fundamental because it is the school that serves to repair and raise the whole system of skills in our country – Bianchi explained – Italy must be put into training, we must not just talk about training young peopleHe assured.

On the same wavelength, the Minister of Regional Affairs, Maria Stella Gelmini. “They are no longer children of a minor or second-tier God, they are a fundamental part of the postgraduate education system and a way of combining knowledge with know-how. ” have explained.

The comparison between training and theory

To build tomorrow’s Italy, Gelmini hoped for a close confrontation between training and theoretical preparationwith the ability to provide strength and energy to the production chains representing Made in Italy. It’s time to take a qualitative leap, create a national ITS system“.

Gelmini remembered the parliamentary way to reach a turning point. “There is a reform in the Folketing he added. There are no more alibis: there are resources, with 1.5 billion. in fact, Parliament is ready to approve the ITS reform, perhaps even earlier than expected“.

Minister Bianchi’s visit to the stand of the Tuscany region

From the national reality President of Tuscany Eugenio Giani it has moved the debate to the regional level. “With Didacta in Tuscany, Florence will be a little bit the capital of the world of innovation in schools and training, education and training for all. ” he pointed out.

On the financing of the National Reform Program with 1.5 billion euros until 2026 for ITS reformGiani remembered that “The aim is to improve their quality and disseminate their knowledge in order to make them a concrete alternative to the universities and to make them a driving force for youth employment after their studies.“.

Intervention by the President of the Regional Council Antonio Mazzeo in Didacta

Councilor for Education, Vocational Training, Work and Universities Alessandra Nardini he added that ITS is a successful bet today and an important tool in overcoming the mismatch, the mismatch, between supply and demand of work. President Draghi called them one pedagogical pillar.

Over the years – He continued – the resources earmarked to support these paths have been significantly increased: in POR FSE 2022/2023, we have allocated over € 4 million to support the paths created by the 9 Tuscan ITS Funds and within the new programming of the new seven-year european structural fund, we will continue to guarantee resources for the funds“.

The future of higher technical educationthe advanced paths, the professional skills needed, the expectations and desires of young people from companies and trade unions were the themes at the heart of the interventions of the President of the Regional Council of Tuscany Antonio Mazzeo and the Chairman of the Culture and Schools Commission of the Tuscan Assembly Cristina Giachi.

Mazzeo he remembered “the definition last year of the memorandum of understanding with the regional school office precisely to provide the assembly with a permanent instrument for the relationship and sharing of goals and projects;“Then it emphasizes”the relationship between training and work is a central theme, which at the same time requires the solidity of the arguments that govern the choices, and the visionary ability to design a future that is often realized through discontinuities and breaks.“.

Teachers and risks in the world of social media

Minister Bianchi’s Florentine day in Didacta also addressed other extremely topical issues. Think about the role that teachers need to play young people in the world of social media. “When it comes to digital, we strive for responsible and critical use. For example, many children can get lost on social media. We train teachers to find, and do, the feeling of being a reference adult. This is important“.

The strategy against dropping out of school

There are many open fronts for the school world: among the most important is the one that pertains educational povertyAnd early school leaving. For example, the first education pact for Naples has already been signed. “TOWe have introduced many tools, especially the whole part of NRP that deals with school dropouts. Education pacts provide an opportunity to involve the whole community around one’s school. That’s what we’ve done and we’ve already invested 500 million for the part from 12 to 18 and another 500 million for the second chance, for missing children.“.

Never cheat on your security guard

There was a mention of security issues also in light of the many injuries during the school-work exchange and the recent episode that involved a 17-year-old boy in Merano. “We sign a further agreement with the Ministry of Labor, the rules for safety in the workplace for all must apply. Let us not forget that this is the country that has the highest rate of deaths in the workplace, not just for young people. When it happens to a boy, he must make it clear that this is not possible for anyone, least of all for a boy“The Minister concluded.

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