President Mario Pozza: Ancient professions of the future school orientation event involving children, with parents reaffirming the primary role of the family in school orientation

The invitation to students in Belluno is to register for this event with a very special and unusual format

Events - published on 11 December 2023

Source: Press office Camera di Commercio di Treviso Belluno | Dolomiti

Belluno, 24 November 2023. “Ancient professions of the future”: a school orientation event in Belluno aimed at students and parents. The initiative is promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites and is aimed at students in the third year classes of secondary schools.

The event will take place on Saturday 2 December in Belluno, at the Palasport A. De Mas.
To participate, register online free of charge by clicking this link.

We are giving the utmost importance to young people, highlighting the absolute importance of making the right school choice, points out Mario Pozza, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso Belluno|Dolomites. “Ancient trades of the future is a school orientation event and the significant thing is that it will take place with the direct involvement of the children, but also of their parents, reaffirming the primary role of the family in the path of school orientation. Another important novelty is that the children will have the great opportunity to meet entrepreneurs from local companies and orientation experts.

The aim of the event is to convey to students and parents that jobs now considered “ancient‘”are instead experiencing a revolution in the light of scientific and technological progress, opening up multiple opportunities for interest and future employment.

During the meetings, the young people will attend an Edutainment (Education and Entertainment) show, during which guidance and work psychologists and professional actors will take the young people on an educational and entertaining journey through sketches and moments of debate.
Psychologist Angelo Boccato will address the theme “Curiosity as an antidote to the fear of making mistakes“.

The event, Boccato explains, is designed for parents and students who will meet entrepreneurs from different sectors who will talk about traditional professions and their evolution, in a game between past and future. The aim is to make young people curious, to invite them to learn about those professions by focusing on the skills and abilities required today in a world of work that is constantly changing. This continuous reshaping of certain jobs, which are increasingly articulated or, to use a technical term, ‘hybrids’, require very heterogeneous skills and experience that must also be assessed in the light of young people’s personal interests.

In the orientation process, Boccato continues, the school and in particular the teacher plays a fundamental role, as does that of the parents, who have the task of accompanying the boys and girls. Hence the presence of parents at ‘”Ancient professions of the future'”who will be able to take part in the dialogue with companies together with their children.

It is essential to communicate innovation to the younger generations. If it may seem like nonsense, however, this is what we must do so that young people can choose with absolute serenity all the possibilities that our training and business system offers – comments Mario Pozza, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso-Belluno|Dolomites – We are convinced that dialogue and direct knowledge are the best way to tell those professions perceived as only traditional and already seen, but which today are instead innovative, creative, and of international value for their uniqueness and representation of Made in Italy.

We want to recount professions in which, thanks to technology and evolved business contexts, the boundaries between intellectual and operational work are blurred, –  emphasises Federico Callegari, head of the Chamber’s Studies and Work Orientation sector. Students and parents will thus be able to learn about the fascination of the beautiful and well-made, reinterpreted by digital technologies and increasingly demanding markets. They will do so by interacting with people, entrepreneurs and technicians, who every day, from mechanics to furniture and fashion, affirm the excellence of our production in the world.


14:30 Doors opening
15:00 Welcome and institutional greetings
15:15 – 16:00 Edutainment show – Engaging and instructive moment aimed at breaking the stereotypes still present in many jobs today
16:00 – 17:45 Ancient professions of the future Meetings with the entrepreneurs and professionals present. The participating companies will represent the fields of: furniture, communication, innovative materials, mechanics 4.0, eyewear and tourism.
17:45 – 18:00 Final monologue and greetings. Each student will be given a card to fill out in order to highlight the key points discussed during the meetings. All this in order to be able to “take home” a series of information and ideas, useful for their “oriented” choice in a realistic and conscious manner.

Ancient professions of the future
Saturday 2 December 2023 – Palasport A. De Mas, Belluno
3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

The companies involved:

  • Ci.A.Gi. Compressors Srl (Mel – Borgo Valbelluna, province of Belluno): Supply and service of systems for the production and treatment of compressed air. With this company you will learn how the functions of sales manager and technical maintenance manager evolve, with a focus on environmental sustainability and the use of digital technologies for remote customer assistance
  • Dolomites Dream di Farenzena Lucia & C. S.A.S. – (Rocca Pietore, province of Belluno): this is the company we chose to talk about tourism and how professions in tourism are changing, when you reinterpret the business of renting houses and flats and make it the basis for designing tailor-made tourism experiences;
  • Falegnameria Hermann Di Hermann Sala & C. Sas (Taibon Agordino, province of Belluno): here we will talk about the ancient trade of the carpenter, but from the perspective of a company that makes customised and fine furnishings, and narrated by two young people: a designer and, in fact, the person who then takes care of the installation of the furnishings.
  • Ikona Film, by Marco Recalchi (Feltre, province of Belluno): At a time when people think it is enough to hold a mobile phone to make a video, we are going to tell the true craft of a videomaker, whose professional life is divided between Feltre, Los Angeles and London. So many professions revolve behind a professional video. So many changes that are happening and that families should be aware of.
  • Maricell (Longarone, province of Belluno): This is another uniqueness of our region. It is among the 6 companies in the world, 2 of which are in Europe, that process polymeric materials for quite complex applications, such as ‘cores’ for wind turbines. Those who come to the event will be able to interact with the owner, with chemical experts who have roles as research and development manager and industrial plant manager.
  • Thema Optical (Domegge di Cadore, province of Belluno): finally, eyewear and the world of professions that revolves around it will be seen through the ‘lenses’ – it has to be said – of this medium-sized company, located in Cadore, whose business model is all about customised eyewear and the use of new digital technologies. Two young girls with profiles as opticians will speak, one working in the optical laboratory, the other in production.


Translated by Cecilia Flaccavento
Intern at the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites

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