This initiative is part of School-Enterprise System, the training and career guidance project promoted by the Elis Consortium in 2018. In 2020, in addition to in-person meetings, the program evolved with the introduction of digital meetings, including so-called Online Inspirational Meetings
After classroom meetings, a day at the company’s premises will be arranged to let young students work on site together with their Role Model. This will be a useful opportunity to make them understand that professionalism does not only depend on the technical and scientific skills gained at school. A great deal is made of problem-solving skills, initiative, leadership and discipline. The benefits from this initiative, however, will not be limited to students.
It’s a good opportunity to explain to them that professionalism does not depend only on technical and scientific competencies learned from books. Problem solving, initiative, leadership, and self-discipline are also extremely valuable qualities”. But students will not be the only ones to benefit from this initiative. Talking about personal experiences is very important, especially because it is an opportunity to look back and consider the progress made and the targets achieved.