ENGIM Piemonte is a VET organisation located in Turin, in the north-west of Italy. Its main activities have always been devoted to young people and their initial vocational training since the late 19th Century, to provide them with competencies to prepare them for entry into the labour market.
ENGIM is one of the main training organisations for initial vocational training in Piemonte region. For young people only, it has 20 training courses for a total of around 400 people.
A lot of our activities are related to job insertion: the recently introduced dual system, apprenticeship, work-placements both in Italy and abroad and participation in local projects aimed at work insertion. Many actions have also been developed in the field of adult education and for several targets: migrants, unemployed people, companies and local authorities. The main fields of training are: restaurant and catering, environment, ICT and communication, management and social care.
In order to raise funds for its activities ENGIM participates every year in the calls for proposals of the local authorities (Province and Region).
The organisation is a member of several networks in the field of young people’s education, adult education, ICT, Energy and environment and sustainable mobility, where ENGIM is in charge of post-diploma and post- graduate courses. The networks involve other educational organisations, companies, universities, research centres and local authorities.
During the past years ENGIM has also developed know-how in e-learning and content management systems, developing on-line courses and providing tools for distance learning using web 2.0 tools and devices. Starting in 2010 ENGIM has been in charge of the training for employees affected by the economic crises: about 400 people coming from 100 companies have been trained while on unemployed benefit and for some of them back-to-work schemes have been set up.
Since 2012 ENGIM has been collaborating with its partner “SocialFare®” to foster social innovation for growth and jobs.
There are 5 ENGIM branches in Piemonte with a total of around 200 employees and more than 2000 learners.