Istituto Professionale Fossati, in the beautiful northern town of Sondrio, Italy, is a school that embraces new technology focusing on students’ future employment. In a recent event named, Innovation and Career, students (Ages 13-18) and their teachers showed how their ideas have turned into real projects.
"These projects show how we work hard in our institution, where motivated students see practical applications for their competencies, in order to get ready for employment earlier" according to principal Giovanna Sciaresa.
With SolidWorks Technology, three training classes are offered during the year that introduce students to parametric 3D design with solids and surfaces.
The hands-on, cutting edge, SolidWorks projects involved 60 students and teachers under the supervision of Daniele Forne, head of the technology department.
Other student projects include:
- an innovative and environment-friendly ventilation system for civil buildings where plc's control gates as external air enters the building; resulting in constant, fresh, and clean internal air
- a working solar panel for solar heating in buildings
- a 1:1 scale apartment where students installed various kinds of civil plants (wiring, plumbing system, heating apparatus, lighting, complete plants built into a house complete with electrical, lights, alarm, hi-fi, stereo system, burglar alarm and intercom system.
With help from HVAC environmental SolidWorks customer, Effebi and the local bank, Credito Valtellinese, these students are well on their way to work success.
You can find other stories about Italian students and educators using SolidWorks at http://solidworkseducation.blogspot.it/. My friend, Alessandro Tornincasa has written his blog in both Italian and English.