Professional digital technology training with Generation Italy

Professional digital technology training with Generation Italy

The partnership with Fondazione Generation Italy was launched to pursue the goals of the Instruction Sector in the “Training and social inclusion” area with the aim of combating youth unemployment and improving digital skills to help young people find work more easily.

Context and partnership

The youth unemployment figures in Italy are concerning: 1.2 million young adults between 15 and 34 years of age are unemployed, with peaks of 30% among the under 24s. (See Generation Italy, ISTAT and Unioncamere).

Italy has another dubious record: 22.2% of 15 to 19 year-olds are NEET, i.e. not in education, employment or training. This is the highest figure among the countries of the EU, 10 percentage points above the average for the EU28.

The Covid-19 crisis has only served to accentuate the problem, resulting in the loss of around 600,000 jobs.

Paradoxically, in the Italian labour market businesses are struggling to cover around 20% of vacancies, equal to over 700,000 jobs.


The project

Through this project Fondazione CDP intends to launch a partnership with Generation Italy (non-profit foundation born from international strategic consultancy firm McKinsey & Company) aimed at the creation of professional training courses on the roles and skills most requested by businesses, contributing to closing the gap between the supply and demand of labour in Italy.

In light of this partnership, together with Generation Italy Fondazione CDP has developed an operating model consisting of 6 phases:

  1.  Identification of significant gaps: identification of the skills most requested by the labour market and mapping of highly critical geographical areas;
  2. Set-up of training programmes: development of innovative training courses constructed together with the leading business partners of the project;
  3. Selection: selection of the most deserving candidates on the basis of online tests and personal interviews;
  4. Training: organisation of training activities with a strong experiential approach and company focus;
  5. Recruitment: preparation of candidates - enriched by the training experience and having acquired specific expertise - for company placements through career days and interviews;
  6. Monitoring: monitor the performances of graduates in order to implement the operating model and make it increasingly effective and geared towards the development of human capital.

After an initial phase, concluding in March 2021, aimed at identifying the skills most requested by companies, the geographical areas of greatest interest and the potential beneficiaries, a pilot course was launched in July 2021 to provide around 100 students with the necessary training to qualify as Microsoft.Net developers, a profession in high demand on the labour market.

The 14-week course is free for students and involves the provision of placement support after the training activities. Other than passing the online logic-aptitude selection test, no specific requisites (e.g. qualifications, professional experience, etc.) are needed to access the course.
The project will conclude by summer 2022.

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