Spoke 4

Professional undergradute education in technology

Leader: Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
Affiliates: Sapienza Università di Roma, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Catalent Anagni S.r.l.

Spoke 4 general objective is to enrich, improve and coordinate the offer of both ITS professional courses and Bachelor professional courses in the Lazio Region. The specific objectives that are derived are:

  • to overcome the great mismatch between the work demand of technical personnel and the offer of professional graduates and undergraduates,
  • to provide up-to-date technical education that is constantly adapted to the requirements of the industry;
  • to guarantee that both hard and soft skills are acquired in the professional education,
  • to reduce dropout from the educational system,
  • to facilitate the job placement of technical personnel.

To these aims, the Rome Technopole will organize and carry out systematic analysis of the enterprise requirements in terms of skills of their workforce to define the need of new ITS professional courses and constantly update the existing ones, with specific attention to the three thematic areas of the project.

With a similar approach, concerning the bachelor professional courses, EQF compliant curricula for the few existing ones will be defined and new courses will be activated.

A key to the success of the project is the creation of a regional network for professional education, including ITS, schools, Universities and EPRs, Enterprises, and regional institutions, which overcomes the present spot structure of professional courses. The network implements a real Teaching and Training Infrastructure (TTI) designed to guide students in the choice of their career and prepare them for it; at the same time, the network will continuously adjust professional education to labor requirements, so that offer and demand can easily match. The TTI contributes to orient the students towards a career choice with high-level technical and cultural training. The networking activity will allow to better coordinate the formation requirements and the courses to be realized. The realization of suitable laboratories as well as the networking of existing ones will allow a better use of the resources coming from enterprises, universities and EPRs in the only interest of the knowledge development of young people


  • Coordinator Spoke 4: Prof. Giovanni Betta – betta@unicas.it