Milan launches free training schemes

Milan offers training for 18-35-year-olds.

Milan is offering a series of 21 free courses in new technologies to develop competence in innovative fields for young people in the city.

From video-camera operators to story-tellers, from digital manufacturing to drones, 3D printers to graphic web design, the courses provide qualification for openings in the work market.

As well as specific subjects, there are also three additional initiatives for anyone following one or more courses: Italian for foreigners, a crèche for young parents, and a series of events to remotivate young jobseekers, or those who have given up looking for work.

At least a minimal level Italian language skill is required. Some courses are reserved for NEETs, young people “not in education, employment or training”.

The courses will also offer a chance to take part in off-campus training schemes. In some cases there will also be access to support, including funding for start-ups developed out of the course material.

Under the title MI-Generation Lab, all details of the initiative are published on a dedicated website. Participants can sign up directly on line, as long as places are available.