Sospensione temporanea di tutte le attività programmate nell’ambito del Progetto Erasmus + dell’IPSIA“L. Santarella- Progetto n° 2019-IT01KA102-007054 M.O.R.E. - Mobility activity to support leaRners and vocational Education system – a causa dell’emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-19”

A seguito delle misure urgenti adottate, in ambito nazionale ed europeo, per il contenimento e la gestione dell'emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-19, considerato che il nostro Istituto è scuola capofila del Progetto Erasmus + indicato in oggetto, si comunica che momentaneamente sono sospese tutte le attività programmate e quindi tutte le partenze previste saranno posticipate a data da definire. 

Il bando è prorogato sino al giorno 31/01/2020.

1.      General context

As written in “National Guidelines for long life guidance”, note number 4232 of 19/02/2014, the guidance is not only the instrument to manage the transition between school, education and work, but it has also a long life value in the life of every person ensuring their development and support in the moments of choice and decision with the purpose of promoting their active occupation, economic increasing and  social inclusion.

Therefore the guidance is considered as “a combination of activities which enables citizens of all ages, in all  moments of their life, to identify their own abilities, competences, interests; to pass  conscious resolutions according to education, training and job…”

The school has a central role in the guidance processes and it must achieve a training/general guidance and an accompanying and counselling guidance.

2.      Specific context

Counseling is the first step in the choice and in planning student’s own personal, educational and professional path. The choice of a professional career is one of the most important decision to be taken by everybody. Therefore, it is necessary to have a tool which can give the students the possibility to know better the features of different kind of jobs  following the trends of labour market, a tool which can accompany them in this path, according to their preferences and ambitions.

The software called “Sorprendo” is a new technology for  vocational guidance. The guidance software allows a process of analysis of one's own preferences and abilities and suggests in real time a list of professions compatible with the interests of the person and related skills to be improved and / or developed to achieve the identified professional objective.

It is an innovative technological operating system, designed to help young people to “ choose“ their future. Thanks to self-assessment tools about their interests, skills and a database with more than 450 career paths, this software let people identify suitable goals and jobs. Users are asked to answer to many answers about their attitudes, interests and skills.

Each career starts out as a suitable match. Each stage of process either leaves career as +suitable or demotes it.

3.      The purpose of the activity

General objective: To help students to  choose their  future.

Specific objectives:

O1 - Improving their own knowledge through a path analysing interests, preferences and abilities;
O2 -    Exploring courses of studies through information cards about more than 450 professional jobs;
O3 - Developing their own knowledge about the educational system and labour market in Italy;
O4 - Identifying how to achieve their own professional goals;
O5 - Monitoring counselling steps.

4.      Target group(s)

·         Students of lower Secondary Schools and their families
Teachers of lower secondary schools

5.      The implementation team

·         Counselling Teachers

6.      Implementation period

November – January (for students, families and teachers of lower secondary schools.

7.      Preparation of the activity

In November, during a meeting with the headmaster’s staff, a decision about if it is necessary to buy the software is taken, because the aim is to improve the school counselling offer to Middle school students and to our  VET students. After that, the staff can plan the workshops and Open Days during which students and their families are allowed to use the software.

8.      Description of the activity

The school organize workshops and meeting with students and teachers in lower secondary schools to show the typology of our courses together with curricular and extracurricular activities, job opportunities, post diploma courses and university faculties which students can attend after their diploma.

During these meetings every student who shows interest about vocational education is allowed to use the software “Sorprendo”.

9.      Venues

-          Workshops, classrooms and laboratories

10.  Resources

Human resources: Counselling teachers

Material resources: video projectors, ppt presentations, computers

11.  Expected results

·         Improve the attractiveness and a better comprehension of VET schools.
To provide additional motivation for students.
To increase the new enrollees in the first years at the three sites of the school.
To increase good practices and tools of promotion.

12.  Sustainability

The licence of software is bought by specific financial resourses for counselling.
Sustainability is assured by the awareness to use more and more useful methods for promoting our vocational school to receive more effective results every year.

13.  Feed-back

The experience of using a software in a vocational guidance has been very appreciated by Middle class students, by their parents and their teachers. The students told us that the use of this software allowed them to think to their choice in a more responsible way. So,  we felt encouraged to work at the plan of offering this activity in order to improve our vocational school and career guidance also in the following years.

14.  Dissemination of the event/Impact

·         Workshops
During Open Days
School's FB page

15.  Visuals


1.       General context

The Vocational Schools are inserted in the typology of schools that allow to enter directly into the world of work, mainly based on laboratory activities. This idea doesn’t often show the creative aspect which a professional path can also have, making the student's approach passive. Moreover, during the education path, their attention is mainly focused on professional activities and standardized skills.

So it is difficult to stimulate the creative aspect of professional profiles. We have to consider the following issues:
- Manual work is also an activity of the intellect.
- The worker can be an innovator and creator of development.
- The project offers a possibility of innovation to the territory.

2.   Specific context

- The activity can stimulate the positive competition;
- Students and teachers work together aiming at the same goal: to win the competition;
- The school becomes site of new ideas and tools.

3.    The purpose of the activity

General objective: Helping students of lower secondary schools who want to express their talent and creativity to choose a vocational school.

Specific Objectives:
O1 -  to increase visibility of vocational school in the local and regional area
O2 - to find out and carry out  creative inclinations  instead of only manual ones
O3 – to make people aware of the possibility these students have to go on studying at university
O4 -
 To offer different and new methods of learning

4.     Target group(s)
Students of the third year of lower secondary schools,  their counsellor teachers and  teachers who contribute significantly to student guidance and counselling.

5.    The implementation team

-  Responsible of counseling and her team;
-  Motivated and qualified teachers, for the dissemination among lower secondary schools;
- A technical team, made up by teachers of professional subjects of every course of study, achieves the products proposed by students (t-shirt, jewels, bags, videos, etc.);
- A technical team to share the competition on Facebook and on web page administration.

6.      Implementation period:

 January - May

7.      Preparation of the activity

The counsellor teacher prepares an announcement of competition which is published on the school website and conveyed to all the lower secondary schools. The lower secondary school teachers were informed and encouraged the students to take part in the competition.

The competition is for all the students of the third years of lower secondary school. Those students who want to take part in the competition send an email with the idea they want to realize according to the following sections:
Audiovisual Productions: Invention of a short film; Realization of a professional photo;
Electronic makers: Invention and design /Creation of an electronic device; Creation of a robot or of a domotic device; Realization with Arduino, Raspberry PI;
Art Craft:  Creation of a light vehicle; Manufactured products made by recycling materials;  Graphic design of jewels; Design and possible creation of one or more dental elements for playing-creative purposes;
Fashion & Design: Realization of a fashion accessory; Invention and design of a stensil to be placed on a t-shirt by means of painting.

The theme for every category is free and a student alone or a group of students or the whole classroom can participate.


8.      Description of the activity

After the evaluation of the idea and its feasibility, our school Santarella gives the possibility to use its laboratories for the realization with teachers of professional subjects on Saturdays when lower secondary schools are closed.

In May, parents, students, teachers are invited  at the final event, hosted in the Auditorium of the school. The counsellor teacher introduces the students to the jury, showing their idea. After students’ explanation, the jury gives an evaluation.  The award ceremony consists in giving eight scholarships (500 euros each) for those students who decide to enroll in school Santarella, vouchers and various  gadgets given by sponsors.

9.      Venues

- Web
- School Auditorium, when the final public event takes place.

10.   Resources:

·         human resources: school counsellors,  teachers, , students, the jury made up of individuals from the world of culture, show business, print, fashion, craft associations.
time: two weeks for preparation, one week shown on facebook to have „like”, and one day to evaluate the students’ idea during the  final event.
material: laptops, video projectors, brochures.
financial: sponsors, school resources.

11.   Expected results

- Visibility of our school and its professional courses;
- Better informed students and parents about the opportunities VET offers;
- A larger number of students willing to attend VET schools;
An effective exchange of good practices.

12.    Sustainability

Sustainability is ensured by sponsors supporting the event year after year.

13.   Feed-back

The great participation to the final event, the increase of students’ enrollments, the involvement of sponsors, better visibility on social networks, the evident enthusiam shown by students during this experience are a good guarantee to promote our school in the territory.

14.   Dissemination of the event/impact

- Updating the web page and the Facebook page of school „Santarella”.
- Posters in different lower secondary schools of the territory.  

15.   Visuals


1.      General context

The school counselling is particularly important, both in the transition from one type of school to another one and in the transition from school to work. In the counselling activity in order  to choose the school after lower secondary school, it is necessary to give students  advice, helps, suggestions, information in order to succeed in the school path and to avoid disadvantage situations and  failure which can lead them to drop out of school.

Parents have a decisive role in the choice because they usually are the real counsellors of their own children. 

In this way, our school carries out a counselling activity called “entry activity” addressed to students of lower secondary school. This activity, called Open Days, takes place during the first months of the school year (between November and January) until the final date in which the enrollments are closed.

2.      Specific context

Open Days, represent an opportunity to allow the participation of the parents to the counselling activities, when they are on holiday. The meeting between parents and teachers is a chance to create a bridge useful not only to  make their children take a decision on their future, but also to  increase the school visibility. The goal is also to  give an image of a collaborative and open school.

3.      The purpose of the activity

General objective:

To create a meeting point between school (Teachers and students) and parents and pupils, so that it shows the opportunities of vocational and technical education

Specific objectives:
O1 – Describing educational path of school, timesheet, professional career, technical subject
O2 – Visiting the school, rooms and laboratories
O3 – Contacting the parents to establish a constructive dialogue between  school and family

4.      Target group(s)

·         Students of lower Secondary Schools and their families

5.      The implementation team

·         All the school staff

6.      Implementation period

 November - January

7.      Preparation of the activity

In November the Counsellor Responsible organizes a briefing with staff team to plan the dates of Open Days and how to disseminate the events (poster, brochure, radio advertising and gadgets). Then the Counsellor Responsible contacts the lower schools to communicate the date of Open Days and to distribute informative materials,  posters and brochures; In the end, all teachers take part in organization of workshop to be done during Open Days.

8.      Description of the activity

Usually Open Days are planned on Sundays in which the school is open to students and families. The teachers welcome parents and pupils and help them in visiting the school; then teachers and VET students show some manual activities and the use of instruments in laboratories;

The parents can talk  with teachers to have explanations about the various professional courses.

9.      Venues

-    lassrooms and laboratories

10.  Resources

Human resources: teachers, administrative staff, technicians, some VET students
Time: 1 month for preparation, 4 or 5 Sundays in December and in January
Material resources: video projectors, ppt presentations, gadget, brochures, materials for activities.

11.  Expected results

·         To increase the new enrolments in the first years at the three sites of the school
To Improve the attractiveness and a better comprehension of VET schools;
To provide additional motivation for pupils of the third year of lower secondary schools and orientation towards vocational education and training;

12.  Sustainability

The Open Days are repeated annually. The informative material is bought by specific financial resources for counselling.

13.  Feed-back

Generally the 50% of the students that enrol in our School, visit the school during the Open Days. So we can conclude that it is an effective methodology to motivate student to career guidance involving their parents in this choice.

14.  Dissemination of the event/Impact

·         Posters
Radio Advertisements
School site
School FB page

15.  Visuals