The FS Mobility Academy is born: the first Advanced Training course dedicated to integrated mobility

Presented by Renato Mazzoncini, Managing Director of FS Italiane and Gaetano Manfredi, Rector of the Federico II University

Photo: FS Academy presentation

Naples, 13 June 2018

Promote scientific and technological research and train highly specialized professionals in the field of integrated mobility and transport.

These are the objectives of the FS Mobility Academy, the postgraduate training course, born from the partnership between Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and the University of Naples Federico II, aimed at 50 Italian and foreign students with degrees in engineering or business disciplines.

The multidisciplinary course was presented today in Naples by Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of FS Italiane and Gaetano Manfredi, Rector of the University of Naples Federico II.

"With FS Mobility Academy we want to create a group of young talent - commented Renato Mazzoncini - highly specialized, with professional, technical, and scientific skills essential for working in the infrastructure and mobility sectors, characterized by strong technological progress and dynamism. To face present and future challenges we are aware we have to invest in training excellence in younger generations. Only this way can we be competitive, in step with the labour market and innovation promoters. The FS Group is one of the largest industrial companies in the country, with over 80,000 employees working every day with commitment and passion to achieve the objectives set in the 2017-2026 Business Plan, which sees integrated and collective mobility as one of its pillars."

'The collaboration between Federico II and the FS Group represents an extraordinary opportunity for the best talents - commented Gaetano Manfredi - who want to face the challenges of the future. Didactic innovation, multidisciplinary integration, and experiential training will allow the development of new professional skills in the field of mobility. The digital revolution will have a new state-of-the-art facility in the San Giovanni Polo of Federico II: the FS Mobility Academy. Today in Naples the future of professional formation is reality".

Interested students can only apply online, through the portal fsacademy.unina.it. The application form, free of charge, must be submitted by 2 pm on Friday 13 July.

FS Mobility Academy expects a full time commitment of 9 months from all selected participants, starting from October 2018, with the possibility of on-the-job training through internships within the FS Group of companies, domestic or foreign. The classroom sessions will alternate with stints in the field, the elaboration of project work, research laboratories with the use of digital technologies, and moments of comparison and analysis with testimonies from the business world.

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