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The article by Anna Guida was published on TECN’È - N.1/2015

 
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Which are the “jobs of mechatronics”?
Where can you learn them?
The answers to these questions in a meeting at Brembo Research and Development Center, at Kilometro Rosso in Bergamo on ITIS Lombardia Meccatronica, a High Training Technical School that since last autumn has been collecting young graduates that want to pursue a concrete training course for a qualified and quick introduction in the world of work.

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ON-THE-JOB SCHOOL
Which are the “jobs of mechatronics”?
Where can you learn them?
The answers to these questions in a meeting at Brembo Research and Development Center, at Kilometro Rosso in Bergamo on ITIS Lombardia Meccatronica, a High Training Technical School that since last autumn has been collecting young graduates that want to pursue a concrete training course for a qualified and quick introduction in the world of work.
by Anna Guida

Since last autumn Lombardia too has a High Technical School intended to train “super experts” that deal in the production, integration and control of automation machines and systems designed for the most different kinds of production. The first two courses, biennial, started in October in Sesto San Giovanni and in Bergamo.
The target? To train the position of the High Engineer for automation and mechatronic systems, characterized by skills integrated in the fields of mechanics, electrotechnics, electronics and IT. The seminar “The Jobs of Mechatronics”, which took place on the last 5th November at Brembo Research and Development Center in the Science and Technology Park in Bergamo, has been a meeting and discussion spot among the most important actors involved in this innovative project: the Fondazione ITS Lombardo for the New Mechanics and Mechatronics Technologies (the legal body the courses refer to, supported by a partnership composed of more than 40 bodies, among which schools, training centers, universities, local authorities and companies), the teaching staff already working in the classroom, the entrepreneurs and engineers that deal in the field of mechatronics.

STRONG INTEGRATION WITH COMPANIES
The ITS courses have the full aim of training about fifty young persons yearly, using a teaching method that interchanges school and company, with 600 stage hours out of total 2000 in the complete two-year period. “ITS courses, inspired to the German dual training, present as their basic feature a strong integration with the company system, both concerning the planning of the professional person and the teaching management, as they provide that at least 50% of the training hours are directly supplied by engineers of the partner companies so that the students can live concretely situations and cases that can be then found in the world of work”, has explained Monica Poggio, Chairman of the Fondazione.

“The target is to create a closer, quicker and earlier connection between school and work, in comparison to the traditional academic course. Often the companies complain a gap between the competence demand the world of industry requires and what high school and university really offer. This is why a direct, real and concrete contact with the companies is missing. We have tried to create this bridge. We try to train young persons that, when they begin their world of work’s adventure, besides having the necessary theory basics, can have an application view too.”

PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE
Which are the “jobs of mechatronics”? The versatile position of the mechatronic engineer requires many different competences: planning, assembling, testing, maintenance and trading of automation devices and plants are all features that define this complex job”, has said Raffaele Crippa, ITS Lombardo Principal. Then Crippa has let other five lecturers speak, entrepreneurs and professionals that deal in the mechatronic sector and that have described all the different aspects of their job.

They own have issued a list of the features the future mechatronic engineers should have: competence, enthusiasm, feeling for discovery, knowledge of English language and maybe, of a second language too, willingness to travel and mostly, a lot of passion. “We drive passions” is ITS slogan and all speakers have highlighted the importance of this motivational aspect: “the spark in the eyes is necessary, it is the start to create a training and working path in the company”, has said Monica Poggio.

 
 
             
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