AUGUSTA – Among the new graduates of this school yearHigh Institute “Arangio Ruiz”there are fifteen students of the 5th Enel class, who graduated first in East Sicily at the end of a two-year apprenticeship course with Enel. This is the program born out of the collaboration between Miur, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and Enel for fourth and fifth year students of technical institutes with a technological focus involving the school and across Catania.
The fifteen boys of the “Ruiz” were employed during the fourth year studies of the Enel Group with a double learning contract of advanced education and research and have alternated with school presence as well enges Dags of technical-professional training in the company at the e-distribution headquarters in Augusta, Cozzo Filonero district. During the summer period, the student teachers were present at the company from Monday to Friday, in total 38 hours per week, with the so-called “training on the job”, support the operations teams and concretely implement the concepts learned during the school year. So were the students paid as teachers in all aspects, including health, insurance and social security. The students were then followed by one School Tutor of “Ruiz,” the teacher Angelo Santacroce, and came Business Tutorin particular Tommaso Scimone, Sara Guarneri, Miriam Alessi and Massimo Zangrando, the latter in charge of the e-distribution for the provinces of Syracuse and Ragusa, taken over by Felice Sallustio.
Despite two difficult years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the students of the “Ruiz”, fourteen men and a woman, concluded with excellent results with the additional awareness of having an employment contract in their pocket: among them one student has the mark of 100 with honors, while five of them reached the mark of 100. After reaching the first step, the high school diploma in electronics and electrical engineering, now the second phase of vocational training lasting 13 months in the company: they will strengthen the team of operational staff E-distribution to Sicily, to reach a temporary employment relationship.
The teacher of the “Ruiz”, Maria Concetta Castorina In a note from the school, he thanked the Italian company, “in particular the contact person for the apprenticeship, Girolamo Mineo, Enel Personnel Manager for Lazio and Sicily“.”De Ruiz – underlines Castorina – had the honor of being chosen to carry out this innovative experimental path that leads to the immediate introduction of the 15 recent graduates into the world of work. Our school is characterized by innovative learning and offers both good training for the world of work and the university. We hope that this learning model, which has been experimented with Enel, can continue in the future to achieve an increasingly motivated and qualified introduction of students into the world of work.“.
Also satisfied Angelo SantacroceTeacher of the project: “Having 15 recent high school graduates hired immediately is an outstanding achievement. The strength of the dual learning project, promoted by Enel, lies in the fact that students are selected through an active collaboration with the school, to create a path with content that is more suited to the business and production needs. through skills that can be spent immediately. on the labor market .. The results achieved, the human and technical growth of the students were the demonstration of the goodness of the work in these two years of ruiz and e-distribution.“.
But what was the effect that the experiments had on the now former students? Answer is Daniele Pistollatocentista of the Enel class of the “Ruiz”: “The experience of alternating apprenticeships with Enel has grown for me, positively influencing my motivation and sense of responsibility even when approaching school. We have trained academically and professionally, and for that we must thank the commitment of our school and business tutors and our teachers, who have put together truly theory and practice. It was not easy to organize ourselves, we had to study and think about work. But in the end, we managed to overcome all difficulties, including the pandemic, with success. It would be great if the double-stage training became a reality for all technical institutes“.