On June 20, the Erasmus project of the ‘Costanzo’ Institute of Decollatura will start

Decollatura – “June 20 marks the end of the long-awaited departure of students and teachers at IIS Costanzo, who have made this quote from the American writer their own. “In twenty years, you’ll be more disappointed about the things you did not do than in the things you did. And then let’s let go of the walls. Let the passengers fill your sails. Discover. Dream.” Mark Twain. Destination? Malta! Currently, 15 are struggling with baggage, students and professors belonging to the various addresses of the institute, who fly to Malta in a few days for a month to do an internship in local companies, ranging from IT to agribusiness to digital publishing. But it does not stop there! Students traveling to Malta are part of a first stream of mobility, followed by a second group of 14 students traveling to Ireland in September for the same kind of experience, “reads a note.” This further activity – they explain – adheres to what has been achieved in recent years, albeit in small part due to the pandemic emergency, to support students and personal predisposition to self-care so that skills and knowledge are spent on the labor market. in the course of the study “.

“It has a significant educational impact for young people Erasmus plus, one of the most well-known programs among those promoted by the EU – says Principal Antonella Mongiardo – In an increasingly culturally complex reality, characterized by globalization and interculture, it is We need to develop high-quality transversal skills in order to have an open mind and better job opportunities. From this point of view, it is important that schools, like universities, promote the international mobility of students and teachers in order for young people and adults to become accustomed to a European and not just a national key.

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Students – they inform – are accompanied by IIS Costanzo teachers who are instead involved in job shadowing activities to train themselves on the learning methods used by their colleagues abroad, as well as other teachers of the institute who during the year just graduated school have already made their mobility experience in Malta and Ireland and like those who go to the United Kingdom in July.This is because the IIS “L. Costanzo “intends at the same time to act on the professional and personal areas of its teachers and students, offering mobility activities that allow teachers to continue the systemic and methodological innovation process of their learning, and to provide students with a wealth of technical skills – professional and transversal , which can be used in the national and European labor market.

For this reason – they specify – the institute strongly emphasizes the need to get in touch with the European school and business reality, with the aim of fostering innovative know-how in the agricultural sector and digital services, in order to offer competitive training to its students and up to European perspectives and standards. The Costanzo Institute’s Erasmus + plan aims to increase its internationalization as a whole, as stated in the project, which states: “For students their technical-professional and transversal skills in the agricultural sectors, Developing information technology and digital; Guide students on a path of individual planning and support for entrepreneurship through personalized educational processes and ongoing and outreach orientation activities; Initiate a dialogue with the actors of the territory to offer training courses that are connected to the local industrial reality, which affects school dropout at a regional level.

Professor Maria Orsola Chiodo, instrumental function for the PCTO, expresses in this way about this experience: “Erasmus Plus, or an important opportunity for alternating school-work experience abroad for third- and fourth-grade students of IIS L. Costanzo. Given this opportunity, the students concerned have the opportunity, in addition to completing the ASL lessons, to deepen the linguistic aspect, but the achievement of self-determination, personal and vocational training are fundamental. to guide concrete experiences to guide and support a conscious entry of students into the workplace at European level. “The Erasmus + Future Education project was a really exciting experience and I invite all teachers to take part in this opportunity , who, though briefly, can mark their lives, not only in terms of work, but also and above all the social and relational sp here. – Thus begins Professor Maria Gualtieri, who took part in a mobility experience in Malta this winter – The immense charm of the places, rich in history, fun, tradition and natural beauty, leads you to lose yourself and enjoy yourself of this island. . I highly recommend everyone to have this wonderful and rich experience in a place full of beautiful scents, colors and images that only an island can offer! “

Sara, 4th Scientific High School, who can not wait to leave, also shares her enthusiasm: “In my opinion, participating in the Erasmus project is a unique and indispensable experience. Therefore, having had this opportunity, I decided to take it on the run, as it embodies a desire that I have always carried with me: travel. On the journey, I raise awareness to commit to a commitment of trust, responsibility and professionalism, not only vis-à-vis the companies that receive us, but also vis-à-vis the educational institution, which is committed to enabling our journey to be lived in peace. The desire to participate, the curiosity towards a country other than mine and the desire to know and learn more about English have pushed me to say the least about this exciting challenge. From this path, which lasts a month, I expect to work in a company that is able to further qualify and develop my “skills”, master the English language better and meet other people in new places, ready to to be discovered. I realize I’ll definitely be back with a suitcase full of memories and books to read, I’m ready to leave. “Listening to Sara and her colleagues is such a joy that it is by far worth the effort to complete this wonderful feature!” concludes Professor Borelli, reference professor at the Institute for Erasmus + “.

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