Bridging the gap between education and business is essential. Especially in the ever-growing technology industry, giving students an insight into real business and the many job opportunities the sector offers represents a meaningful opportunity for the future. However, to inspire the next generation and nurture the right talent, collaboration is required at all levels.
This is why we at RGI joined PMI Day, a project organised by Confindustria, promoted locally by Confindustria Canavese and involving small- and medium-sized companies and schools. As part of the project, we were proud to host third year students from two classes of the lower secondary school “Arduino” in our Ivrea office on 30-31 January.
This initiative is part of the 21st edition of the Week of Business Culture and of the European Week of SMEs, aimed at explaining to young students the productive and social role of local companies. The objective is to showcase how an idea can be transformed into a project thanks to commitment, dedication, responsibility, and skills. By offering student direct insight into how a business works, students can begin to imagine their future and give shape to their passions
This year’s edition was focused on highlighting the beauty of Italian know-how, which is represented by the skills, values, and culture found in the production of goods and services by Italian companies.
At RGI, we welcomed the two classes of students in our Headquarter in Ivrea to make them discover more about RGI: from how RGI operates locally and internationally through our European presence to details about our offices, employees, customers, and partners; from the importance of technology in our sector to our role as enablers and innovators within the industry and for our customers.
Students also had the chance to find out more about the key roles that allow us to carry out our business and keep the company strong: from understanding customer needs, to developing innovative software, and then customising, installing, and integrating it with other existing software, relying on a solid foundation and ensuring that everything works and is at the top of quality.
For us, it was a great way to open up and welcome students in our offices and to strengthen our relationship between schools and businesses, as well as to create a bridge between education and our industry.
Especially as a tech company, we are strongly convinced that creating a bridge between education and professional life is now more important than ever. As the world of work continues to evolve and change, it is of increasing relevance for students to have a clear understanding of the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the professional world and in our industry – and we value every occasion we have to interact with young talents from the territories we operate in.
Fostering a closer relationship between schools and the workplace can benefit both students and employers. While it can help students make informed decisions about their future career paths, it can also ensure that employers have access to a pipeline of well-trained and knowledgeable professionals. In the long term, we believe that informing and having a continuous exchange with young talents is also a way to ultimately help drive innovation and boost economic growth overall.