Cosmetics 4.0: inauguration of the third edition of the course

Cosmetics 4.0: inauguration of the third edition of the course
Cosmetics 4.0: inauguration of the third edition of the course

CREAM – With the second confirmation of co-financing by Lombardy region, provided by ITS Nuove Tecnologie della Vita of Bergamo, is confirmed the continuation of the ITS Produzioni Cosmetiche 4.0 course to the two-year period 2021-2023.

The course takes place at the university in via Bramante in Crema and has 30 students, which were added to the 24 of the previous two-year period 2020-2022 and to the 24 who in December will achieve the diploma of “Higher Technician for Research and Development of biotechnology-based products and processes”, corresponding to the 5th level of the European Framework of qualifications for lifelong learning (EQF).

59% of the students come from the province of Cremona with the epicenter of Crema and its neighbors, but there are also students from other Lombard provinces, such as Lodi, Bergamo and Milan. 17% of the off-site students come from other regions, and this testifies to the attractiveness of the course at national level.

THIRD EDITION. Having reached the third edition, the continuity of the economic commitment of the partners of the first edition is confirmed (Cremona Chamber of Commerce, ACSU – Cremasca Association of University Studies, Italian cosmeticsa – National Association of Cosmetic Companies), in addition to the commitment of other partners involved, including theIIS Galileo, ITS New Technologies for Made in Italy of Crema e REI – Reindustria Innovazione.

«Cosmetics is a strong point and for this reason we have thought of a training proposal, different from the traditional ones, in which the territory strongly believes – he began Stefania Bonaldi, president of ACSU and mayor of Crema – in collaboration with local companies that train students according to their needs ».

“Since three years the Chamber of Commerce of Cremona has decided to be alongside this initiative” remember Gian Domenico Auricchio, extraordinary commissioner and president of REI – Reindustria Innovazione. “Training is fundamental and works when it is close to the initiatives of local companies and cosmetics is one of the most important axes of our territory”.

«The pandemic has highlighted even more how workers are an indispensable link for the economy of our country. Their training is increasingly becoming a collective heritage for society and industry – he said Renato Ancorotti, President of Cosmetica Italia – Suffice it to say that our region is home to more than 55% of Italian cosmetic companies and that about 67% of the sector’s turnover is concentrated in the territory, with a large number of cosmetic production plants, which are then exported all over the world ».

Giuseppe Nardiello, president of ITS New Technologies of Life in Bergamo, says: “Today, there are three good reasons to look to the future with optimism: didactic activities take place face to face, in the classroom, in laboratories and in companies; ITS has started the procedures to create in Crema a national center of excellence for higher education, Up-skilling and Re-skilling in the cosmetics sector, in order to respond to the need to train highly specialized super technicians for the Lombard territory and beyond ».

«This ITS is a strong point of the territory. – he has declared Paola Orini, Head of the IIS Galilei di Crema school – The IIS Galilei di Crema contributes to the realization of the course by providing the chemical laboratory of the school, while waiting for the didactic laboratory to be built at the university in via Bramante. provision of experienced teachers from our technical institute for classroom training activities envisaged by the ITS course ».

It is therefore added an important piece of a long-term and wide-ranging path that provides for the enhancement and promotion of the local cosmetic vocation, an opportunity for the Cremasco area to promote the growth of human capital and the attractiveness of talents. The local cosmetic sector, in fact, is made up of companies of excellence and characterized by high manufacturing capacity and quality production, and is ready to welcome future technicians to maintain high and further raise the level of competitiveness of the entire sector on international scale.

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