AFOL Metropolitana & EMIT Feltrinelli

AFOL Metropolitana & EMIT Feltrinelli

“JobforIT” is a stable partnership founded by AFOL Metropolitana and EMIT Feltrinelli with other labour market and Vocational and Educational Training actors, in the city of Milan. It brought together a large network of high schools and enterprises from the IT sector, digital startups and stakeholders.

JobforIT is pledging to actuate a programme called “Digital Jobs Academy”,  to improve and consolidate its partnership in the Milan area and create more opportunities and regional connections between actors working with young students on one side, and NEET (Young person who is Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and unemployed people on the other. This network of private and public actors will offer:

  • To 300 students, young people and NEETs: basic services, such as guidance, digital training (profiles: software and app developer, system and network administrator, database manager, web digital specialist, IOT...), tutoring, internship placements, job matching and certification of competencies;
  • To a local system of 20 educational institutions (high schools, VET institutions): teachers’ training activities involving enterprises. Training will be focused on elements of job culture, latest innovations and new needs of enterprises, digital skills more demanded in local labour market. Training will help teachers and trainers learn how to design learning activities connected to real needs of enterprises and how to prepare students to be recruited.
Last update: 11/05/2018
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope:
Public Funding:
Young people are provided with certifications and need specific job-oriented intensive learning experiences (technical training, digital practice in Labs, practical workshops and internships). Most of these actives are funded with FSE funds, granted by the Lombardy Region through specific public calls. Some guidance and advising activities for young people and for schools are financed with national and local funds.

AFOL Metropolitana

AFOL Metropolitana, the Metropolitan Agency for Training, Orientation and Job Services, is a special consortium company currently owned by the Metropolitan City of Milan and 40 Municipalities.

EMIT Feltrinelli

EMIT Feltrinelli has been working in the field of vocational education and training since 1928. EMIT operate in various areas, especially those characterised by advanced technical contents which require constant update and result in high job opportunities.

Qualitative Impact

• Targeted actions towards young people, aimed at providing direct services (guidance, training, internships), will increase their employability and empowerment;
• At the strategic level, the partnership guarantees that all the efforts necessary to ensure collaboration, synergy, complementarity of partners and services are made to increase young people’s employability;
• Teachers’ training and connection activities will impact ideas, skills and behaviors of people who work in high schools and VET institutions. This will facilitate the growth of the whole system.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People reached through awareness raising and training activities/ young people NEET people benefitting from guidance, digital training, tutoring, internship placements, job matching, certification of competencies 300 140
School/company collaboration/high schools and VET centres High schools and VET centres in the area of Milan city and in the Lombardy Region in North Italy where teachers’ training is offered by enterprises. 20 15
Job placements, internships/young people Several internships will be offered to increase technical and soft skills of higher and VET students. In this way they will learn with a learning-by-doing methodology and get a real experience of job contexts. 100 40

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

40 young peolpe trained - AFOL Metropolitana has trained 20 young umployed people as Junior App and Web Developer (VET course with regional funds 'IFTS') and 20 in Digital communication, filmmaking and social media mkt: they are all placed into internship in several entrerprises in the area of the city of Milan.

Guidance for 1500 students - AFOL Metropolitana as guidance and advice services for NEET and secondary student has planned and realized 15 guidance actions into high schools in order to give students informations and methodology to create their personal job project (almost 1500 studens) expecially in digital and 4.0 job sectors. We have planned also meeting with students' parents (very involved in the advising process and in the chosing-phase at the end of secondary school of students in Italy, also for economic reasons).

120 teachers trained - We have provided training in 9 course for high school teachers and trainer (120 teachers trained from 8 high school of the city of Milan and hinterland) into the regional funded programme called "Generazione Web": arguments were coding, tinkering, gamification, AR and VR in didactical design and into teaching process in the classroom also using mobile devices.


Milestone name Completion date Status
Creation of a catalogue of services and VET opportunities in Digital sectors 28/02/2018 Completed
Create a network of high schools (EQF IV Lev.) 28/02/2018 Completed
Provide Guidance and Job Advice through workshop organised in schools, also with testimonials from enterprises 30/11/2018 Completed
Design and manage workshops for students focused on Digital Skills 31/12/2018 Completed
Workshops for students - Educational advising; attitudinal guidance; creations of personal skills portfolio with road-map of concrete professional future strategies 31/12/2018 Completed
Collection of young people and students' CV and career expectations; match with job vacancies 31/12/2018 On Track
Events and press releases to disseminate the experience and create greater involvement of the partnership (schools, VET Centres, associations, …) 31/12/2018 On Track