Title Frauen in Technical Education
Project Number 2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01876
Project Type Innovationstransfer
In unserer Projektpartnerschaft Italien, Deutschland, Österreich, Ungarn, Polen und Holland arbeiten wir am Transfer von Good Practice Lösungen, um mehr Mädchen für die weiterführende naturwissenschaftlich-technische Schulbildung zu sensibilisieren. Der Transfer soll in der Region Veneto/ Italien zur regionalen Fachkräftesicherung beitragen Als Good Practice wurden Lösungsansätze aus Deutschland und Österreich identifiziert. Gemeinsam mit den Erfahrungen der
anderen Partner(-länder) gilt es, mögliche Lösungen zu adaptieren, zu erproben und nachhaltig in der Region Veneto zu verankern. Das Projekt wirbt für weiterführende wissenschaftlich-technische Schul-/ bzw. Berufsbildung und spricht dabei besonders Schülerinnen an, da sie oftmals Fähigkeiten & Grundhaltungen mitbringen, die sich gewerblich-technische Betriebe von ihren Mitarbeitern wünschen.
The project idea comes from the awareness that in order to promote the Country development and competitiveness it is necessary to reconsider the social value of the industrial work and to promote the technical and scientific training that has recently lost appeal compared to classical training.
Other European countries are in the same situation for similar reasons: a non sufficient young orienteering policy , the school can’t follow the market changes, the industrial policy is not linked to the training policy.
Promotion of technical training can be pursued even through an increase of girls enrolment to technical institutes, as girls normally have the proper skills and capabilities to satisfy the request of manufacturing industries.
The manufacturing sector is so technologically advanced that roles and positions are not only for man or only for women. It is therefore necessary a mind changing focusing on the high school choice based on skills, value and the interest for the subjects as there is now a gap of 110.00 unit between request and offer of graduated Italian technician.
The project aim is to improve the quality and the appeal of the technical training system in the involved countries, transferring the innovation existing in some partner countries: Germany and Austria.
Italy, Poland, Holland and Hungary represents, on the other hand, the countries trying to learn these new and successful instruments and initiatives in order to increase the number of girls attending technical institutes helping them starting a career once only for men.
In particular orienteering initiatives and tools will be imported in order to:
• offer girls and their families information about technical training and its advantages in this economical context strongly based on the development and growth of manufacturing industries and their socio-economical context;
• offer girls supporting instruments to think about their aptitudes and the training offer of the high school
• create cooperation networks amongst middle schools - high schools – work sector, to promote technical training in the territory, particularly towards girls that have the skills to satisfy exactly the request of the work market.
In Italy this project is coordinated by Fondazione CUOA and transferred in the Veneto Region through the Regional body, Vicenza Industrial Association and the Technical Institut (high school) "Rossi" of Vicenza, that are involved in experimenting new initiatives and instruments of other European Country.
In particular, Vicenza Industrial Association and Technical Institut (high school) "Rossi" are part of the "Club dei 15" (Club of 15 Italian provinces with the highest levels of industrialization), could spread and promote the project in Italy in cooperation with Federmeccanica and thanks to the cooperation agreement that they signed in 2010 with the Ministry of Education.
The project implementation starts with a context analysis to investigate the situation where the innovations will be trasferred. Two environments are investigated, the labour market and the education/guidance system. To investigate the former, some interviews will be led with women having a technical responsibility role in technical companies and with their human resources managers. To investigate the latter, questionnaires and interviews will be done with female pupils and teacher, especially teachers with guidance role, in the last year of the middle school and in the first two years of the secondary school. This survey phase is useful to have a feedback and analysis the innovations to receive. Moreover, the partnership will have important elements for the study visits in the transferring countries (Germany and Austria).
After the study visits the action plan for the transfer of the innovations will be drawn up. The experimental phase takes place in Italy in the partner institute ITIS Rossi. An evaluation and subsequent identification of criticism and adaptation suggestions will be collected in a report to be distributed in the final conference.
Berufsorientierung und -beratung
Nutzung und Verbreitung von Ergebnissen
Erziehung und Unterricht
Erbringung von Freiberuflichen, Wissenschaftlichen und Technischen Dienstleistungen
Beschreibung neuer Berufsprofile
Product information The German transfer will be focus on initiatives like www.girls-day.de www.komm-mach-mint.de and especially, a Magazine with CD-ROM-Style Your future-professions for women with future- to be adapt to the Italian context and developed analyzing the present situation. With regard to the Austrian initiative, that will enrich the German one, the product to be transferred is the development of an internet platform offering resources related to girls´ and young women’s career decisions. It is a career simulation game SITCOM (http://www.sitcom-project.eu), a role-playing activity that allows girls to simulate careers in science and engineering and ICT-related professions. In particular, within the transfer, these products are analysed, assessed and adapted to the specific conditions in Italy and tested within the Veneto Region to have the possibility to better monitor the transfer.