Year of ofundation: 1978
Origins and development: The Salesian Institute "Pretto" of Genoa – Quarto hosts as part of its activities a Vocational Training Centre. The Centre was born in 1960 on the initiative of the spouses Pretto who wanted to entrust the Salesians with the management of the activities that had, as a primary purpose, the technical and vocational education of young people at the school of Don Bosco. The VTC was established under the Article 117 of the Italian Constitution that entrusts the regions with the vocational training jurisdiction. The VTC, therefore, is connected to the regional public authority regarding programs and funding and responds to the request of having free schools open to the working classes, as intended at the time of the foundation.
Sectors and activities today: it promotes Initial, Continuing and Higher Vocational Training activities.
It mainly operates in Automotive and Electric sector.
Year of foundation: 1999
Origins and Development: In Sampierdarena the main characteristic was the School of Arts and Crafts. In 1963 the Technical Institute for Mechanics was founded; then joined the electro technicians, the electronic technicians and the IT technicians. Until a few years ago, as stated by the Salesians who have long been present in the Centre, large Genoese industries asked for the lists with the kids’ names even before they had finished their studies, to hire them immediately. Always within the school sphere is the Vocational Training Centre which was established in 1999 and is now thriving with its four-year course, the two-year course and the courses for the Over18.
Sectors and activities today: it promotes Initial and Continuing Vocational Training activities.
It mainly operates in the Electric sector.
Origins and development: The educational-training path of the CNOS-FAP of Vallecrosia has gone on for over 10 years, with the aim of keeping alive the pedagogical tradition of the western Liguria town, in which Don Bosco himself wished to build the Salesian House in response to the needs of the youth of his time, starved for love and education.
Since the beginning of the learning experience, the team of trainers found in the preventive method of Don Bosco an enlightening and essential reference compared to the view and interpretation of the youth situation with which they were required to relate, to grasp the essential needs and set a constructive educational project. The core of this educational project can be identified with the awareness that every young boy needs to be first of all accepted within a group of trainers and educators, attentive to his essential needs. Every trainer should be responsible for any kid allowing him to be recognized and loved for the originality of his history and, from this relation, the young boy should be educated and supported to open up to the reality that surrounds him with a life plan that will allow him to assume and carry out his social role.
Sectors and activities today: in these recent years the headquarters of Vallecrosia has provided training services in the following areas:
- activities aiming to compulsory training (right and duty to training and education) taking first training courses in the secretarial administration field;
- activities for Over 18 and unemployed and high school graduates;
- continuous training for employed workers;
- school dropout orientation and prevention.