1,000 students in an agricultural school in a villa with a park from 1700

The “Cecchi”, almost 150 years of activity, is both technical-technological and professional; next to the 35-hectare farm, with cellars and greenhouses, there is also a boarding school; the mission is to be a permanent training center in the service of the territory

“Make the Cecchi Agricultural Technical and Professional Institute of Pesaro a reference point for the territory, a place for research and pedagogical innovation, a cultural, relational and training center for students, parents, educators, school staff and full citizenship for continuing education”. A mission led by Teacher Donatella Giuliani at the height of a school which, born 1876, is preparing to cut the century in half and is the second stage of the new journey of “Terra e Vita” among agricultural institutes, the knowledge and professional pride in the primary Sector of our country.

1,000 agricultural students

The institute now has about 1,000 studentswhich, together with 170 teachers and 100 non-teaching staff, including technicians, administrators, canteens and boarding school staff, farms and garden staff, provides an active and honest community form involved in many projects, activities and initiatives that fully favor. Integration with local and regional reality.

Two study areas, technical and professional

‘Cecchi’ has two study courses, one technical-technological and one professional. The first is characterized by the presence of three joints of the Diploma of Agricultural Expert: Production and processing of products, agriculture and viticulture and technology. The second, provided by services for agriculture and rural development, instead issue three qualifications – agricultural operators, improvement and marketing of agricultural products of the territory, management of forest and mountain resources – in the five-year agronomic degree. A broad and articulate offer thus, supported by many workshops and also by the presence of an agricultural company and a boarding school.

Seated in a 1700 mansion

Everything in there historic Villa Caprile, surrounded by its monumental gardens and sheltered in the green of the San Bartolo Natural Park. The ancient manor house is used as presidency, offices, library; the boarding school’s bedroom is located on the west wing; in the east wing are classrooms, laboratories and the stucco gallery, where the classroom and laboratory of the inclusion group are located. The complex is completed by a restored building, which the Outdoor Chemistry and Analysis Laboratories, Meristematics and Biochemical Analysisof instrumental analysis, as well as a noble chapel.

A 35 hectare farm with cellars and greenhouses

A short distance away is the business center which Canteen department of the college, with the kitchen and the outbuilding, the basement, other classrooms and laboratories in a rural building. The two glass and iron greenhouses, one horticultural and one flower, are added other, innovative and technological, carried out as part of one of the last financial projects at ‘Cecchi’. The farming company extended for 35 hectares, with arable land, vineyards, olive groves, forests and gardensall places available for student exercises and complementary activities.

Olive oil, vineyards and experimental orchard

Especially the existence of a vineyard, an olive oil and an experimental pereto and the next planting of sour cherry varieties, where, in collaboration with research bodies and local authorities, the adaptability of varieties, clones, rootstocks and agricultural forms to the pedoclimatic environment will be assessed and verified. All technical and practical activities in the company are also aimed at foreigners for courses, projects and professional updates, in collaboration with companies and associations in the production world.

The school flagship Italian garden

The pride of ‘Cecchi’ is the beautiful Italian garden, in an excellent state of preservation with characteristics of uniqueness in terms of architecture and beauty. For students it represents the most prestigious didactic laboratory for the care of historic greensas well as the large and varied green spaces of the park, which are constantly maintained by teachers, technicians and students, often in school-work diversion activities, also as guides during the visit of the park and its monumental historical path.

The boarding school and the semi-boarding school for those who come from outside

“The school community – emphasizes the vice-dean Chiara Fiorucci – continuously uses the green spaces that the school is equipped with, and has the opportunity to continuously live a naturalistic and pedagogical-cultural experience together. This also benefits resident students , who live far away, and that to overcome the inconveniences of commuting they stay during the week in the structure that is also open with the semi-boarding formula, with children, who can use educational staff, study rooms, sports facilities, playroom, library and video library. ”

Relationship with companies, colleges and institutions

A source of pride for Pesaro’s Cecchi ‘is the close relationship with the world of production companies, with colleges and professional associations and with the institutions operating in the region, topics from which it integrates inputs to qualify training offers, including through the implementation of funded projectsand which provide a continuous incentive for the adaptation of curricula and learning methodologies.
Professions. “The students – Add Professor Fiorucci – they also do qualified internships, summer internships and school-work alternation experiences, intertwining the educational choices of the school, the professional needs of businesses in the area and the personal training needs of students. Many agree to integrate and expand learning activity other initiatives, and in some cases even abroad, which constitute privileged moments of knowledge, communication and socialization. No less important are the training and comprehensive courses also for adults, opportunities for intergenerational growth “.

Three days of confrontation with the other agricultural institutes

And between the moments of confrontation, From May 18 to 20, Villa Caprile will be the 19th edition of the national wine competition “Bacchus and Minerva”, with about thirty participating schools and 80 different labels produced in the cellars of Italian agricultural institutions, with the presence of Campania, Abruzzo, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Piedmont, Veneto, Basilicata , Marche Calabria, Toskana a Friuli Venezia Giulia represents highly prestigious oenological realities.

Research and innovation to qualify training offerings

“Qualification of the training offer, relations with the territory, improvement of ‘human capital’ and a culture of service and continuous improvement through support for innovation: these are the guidelines along which our business moves”, emphasizes the teacher Donatella Giuliani. Directories, exhibitions, fairs, international exchanges, experiences based on collaboration and teamwork and activities that develop communication skills, management and conflict resolution. An intensive and participatory research to complete young people who, in addition to the didactic result, matures Awareness and self-esteem in the technical and human realm “.

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