To cultivate innovation talent to train the professionals who will lead Italy’s digital transformation. This is the aim of the partnership between ‘Operazione Risorgimento Digitale’, the great alliance for the spread of digital culture backed by TIM and over 40 partners, and 42 Roma Luiss – the revolutionary programming school which enables students to develop the skills needed to compete at international level, including through the experience of professionals and businesses.
Based on the French École42 model, the school has no age limits or qualification requirements, but instead asks only for commitment and a passion for computer programming or “coding”. The learning path is innovative and self-directed: it is based on a mutual exchange of skills among the students, and a great deal of practice.
The campus is in Rome in the innovation hub ‘The Hub – LVenture Group’ in via Marsala 29H, which is open 24/7.
Operazione Risorgimento Digitale will actively participate in the 42 Roma Luiss training programme, making the full experience of TIM’s network of experts and project partners available to students. The programme also provides meetings and training workshops on digital skills to face the challenges of innovation. Moreover, it also gives students the possibility of doing internships and project work to bring them closer to the world of work.
“We see this partnership as an important test-bed for the development of digital skills in Italy. It is a new tool that enables us to connect various knowledge and experiences through collaboration also with the business community”, said Luigi Gubitosi, TIM’s CEO. “Thanks to this initiative, together with 42 Roma Luiss, we will accelerate the growth of innovation talents, encouraging the spread and sharing of skills in the community”.
“With the opening of 42, Luiss has brought a revolutionary educational model to Italy. A full immersion into the world of coding, free from hierarchies and geared towards peer-to-peer and learning-by-doing approaches, mutual exchange, and plenty of practice. Since last January, 42 Roma Luiss has offered 150 young people the opportunity to equip themselves – free of charge – with the digital skills needed to contribute towards Italy’s technological transformation.
Having Operazione Risorgimento Digitale on board as a strategic partner in this great project will ensure our students have the chance to broaden their study path with new professional experiences”, said Giovanni Lo Storto, Director General of Luiss Guido Carli University.