Source: Job Orienta press office
National exhibition for orientation, school, training and work “Next generation: orientation, sustainability, digital“.
Fiera di Verona, 25-27 November 2021
Verona, 16 November 2021 – JOB&Orienta, the national orientation, school, training and work exhibition, celebrates its 30th edition and does so by returning to the Verona Exhibition
Centre from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 November. After the success of the completely digital edition in 2020, this year the halls of the Fair will be repopulated with a rich exhibition and a
full calendar of appointments and activities, complemented by an articulated schedule of online proposals. The event, an acknowledged reference point for young people, families and operators, is
promoted by VeronaFiere and the Veneto Region in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, and sees the mediapartnership of Rai Cultura/Rai
There will be 400 companies taking part in the exhibition and 150 cultural appointments over the three days of the event. “Next Generation: orientation, sustainability, digital” is the title of the
2021 edition: the focus will be on the themes of the digital and green transition and its important repercussions on education. This choice is intended to highlight the need not only for resources
and technologies, but also for appropriate skills and a new culture to shape a recovery that has digitalisation and sustainable development as its cornerstones.
The event was presented at a press conference by its promoters and some of its major partners. Starting with Maurizio Danese, President of VeronaFiere: JOB&Orienta reaches the important
milestone of thirty editions. Thirty years together with young people and teachers, institutions, schools and universities, and the many partners that have contributed to making the event the
reference appointment at national level for training and orientation. At VeronaFiere we are ready to welcome the new challenges of the restart, always putting young people and their future at the
Alongside him was the Director General of VeronaFiere Giovanni Mantovani: At last this year we will be back in presence and in safety, and with the proposal of leading and extremely
topical themes: sustainability and digital development. Without skills in these two fields there can be no real innovation, and this is what the world of education and research must look to.
JOB&Orienta once again has a task of great responsibility: to synthesise and show the way to make these two realities dialogue with the world of work.
Elena Donazzan, Councillor for Education, Training and Employment of the Veneto Region, reviewed the history and some of the stages of the Verona event: In these thirty years
JOB&Orienta has grown a lot. I have been able to see this, accompanying sixteen editions, always with the aim of bringing together in one place the best of education, training, the world of
universities and the latest in employment guidance. Over time, this event has become an unmissable event at national level, as a time to take stock and to relaunch the future. For example, the
messages in support of ITS started off strongly from here, just as many reforms were discussed at national level. And looking at the digital edition of 2020, I say that Veneto is proud to have
always supported, as it has done for schools, the desire not to stop. We need to continue setting ambitious goals, and the Region is happy to be, once again, a protagonist in this scenario.
Cristina Grieco, advisor to Minister Bianchi and coordinator of the committee for the celebration of JOB&Orienta’s thirtieth anniversary, spoke on behalf of the Ministry of
Education: The themes of sustainability and digital technology permeate the entire exhibition and the Ministry of Education’s programme for the three days in Verona. The day before yesterday, a
snapshot was taken of the Italian situation at European level with regard to the digital transition: we have made progress in terms of infrastructure, but we are still in 25th place out of 27
countries in terms of related skills. The entire education system is therefore being called upon to consider the issues of digitalisation and this is what the event on Friday 26th afternoon, which
we have called “JOB&Orienta international”, will be about. In addition, in order to take stock of the sustainability objectives set out in the National Reform Programme, both at social and
environmental level, a major event with the Regions (Saturday 27) will also be attended by Minister Bianchi.
Carmela Palumbo, director general of the Veneto Regional School Office, emphasised the longevity of the event: JOB&Orienta has reached the important milestone of thirty years thanks
to the determination of all the organisers, but also to the constant credibility of the proposals. In fact, the event has always been able to intercept the crucial issues of training and work,
and has often been the place to present the most important reform processes of the country’s training and placement systems. In this edition, – he said, – it will once again demonstrate
its dynamism by embracing the hybrid form of online and onsite, which is now the paradigm of our way of studying, working and living, even beyond the pandemic.
Virtual and real will meet and give life to a unique edition, capable of combining the best of the experience gained in thirty years of trade fair, –
added Federico Sboarina, Mayor of the Municipality of Verona. – This year, too, the Exhibition confirms that it is in step with the times, capable of interpreting the needs of young
people, as well as providing an all-round image of schools and the world of work. The new generations are our future, and we have a duty to give them all possible tools to enhance their talents
and passions, all the more so today. The entire economic fabric needs ideas, energy and professionalism to get going again, to take on what can be a real springboard for relaunching the
David Di Michele, Vice-President of the Province of Verona, also underlined the topicality and importance of the themes that are the leitmotif of this edition of JOB&Orienta:
Digital transformation and ecological transition have been at the heart of our policies for some years now. We were the first to launch a pilot project,
“Rigenera”, to give a new life to old school furniture, such as desks and chairs, reducing costs and environmental impact, and communicating to students the importance of reuse and recycling.
Environment and digital are also the pillars on which we are planning the schools of the future.
secretary general of CISL Verona, focused on the increasingly pressing need to strengthen the bridge between school and work:
The clear increase in access to employment services, not least at the provincial employment centres, is a clear sign of the increased mobility in the labour
market and the growing difficulties experienced by many workers. This is the moment when we need to organise an extraordinary investment in favour of young people, to guarantee training,
guidance, active policies and job placement. The presence of CISL Veneto at JOB&Orienta is based on the desire to accompany the new generations in the school-to-work transition, to orientate
young people in the complexity of labour regulations and to inform them about the tools and protections, as well as the forms of welfare that can enable them to face the future with confidence
The need for a didactic that is attentive to promoting innovation and inclusion is the underlying message of Sandro Dal Piano, Director of Communication and Promotion of Enaip Veneto:
The entire Enaip professional training system has been present at JOB&Orienta since the first edition. Together we have lived the history of a sector that has grown in terms of training
offer and quality of services for people and the territory. Our education has always been in line with the needs of the productive fabric of local communities. At this time of global recovery, we
can lay the foundations for the future of young people, giving them the skills they need to emerge in the world of work under the banner of technological innovation, sustainability and