Care for the community and environmental sustainability, as well as collaboration, cross-influence, and transversal experiences between school and work: these are the key words guiding Giulio Natta Istituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore [State Institute of Higher Education] in Bergamo in its joint effort with RadiciGroup to obtain ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification for the school. Certifying a school’s environmental management system as part of the educational curriculum, with the training support of an ISO 14001 certified company of the Group, is an ambitious pioneering project launched for the first time by a public school of higher education in Italy. This new challenge, which is one of Istituto Natta’s ongoing high-profile collaborative projects with RadiciGroup for its school-work programme, provides both partners with the opportunity to expand their competencies and ideas on how to improve performance in their respective fields.
Nell’ambito dei progetti di alternanza scuola-lavoro di alto profilo già in essere con RadiciGroup, è nata l’idea di condividere anche questa sfida che offre la possibilità a entrambe le parti di accrescere le proprie competenze e di trarre spunti significativi per migliorare le rispettive performance.
“This project is a real opportunity for in-the-field school-company interaction, where different linguistic registers can give rise to a virtuous circle of information exchange, knowledge and experience, stressed Maria Amodeo, headmistress of Istituto Natta. The training programme has a cultural connotation congenial to the way we think of school” .
“At RadiciGroup we think that relations with schools of all kinds and levels are of fundamental importance to the exchange of competence and knowledge, Roberta Beltrami, head of the RadiciGroup Education and Training Department, pointed out. We try to help young people to better understand which skills are more in demand in the labour market and we want to stimulate them – in particular students attending technical and scientific secondary schools – to consider innovation, research and sustainability from a win-win perspective”.