Training the new generations on the skills for the professions of tomorrow, those in highest demand in the job market, e.g. digital skills in the IT sector. 

Secure a fair access to these training opportunities, creating the conditions in which disadvantaged persons can realize their full potential as individuals and as professionals.

Context overview

In Italy there is a severe shortage of IT qualified professionals.

Still, in 2022 more than 3 millions of young Italians between 15 and 34 years fell into the NEET* category.

And yet, in 2022 100K+ migrants entered Italy (+55.8% compared to 2021) of which a sizable number with relevant educational backgrounds, experience and a desire to start, or restart, a career in this country.

Therefore, NEET and newcomers with migrant background could provide a solution to such lack of skills, by discovering untapped talent​s.

*NEET: Not in Education, Employment or Training

The programme

A multi faceted and phase-based programme, open to the most vulnerable categories such as NEET (italian, refugees, migrants) to approach the IT sector and ultimately find a job.

The programme is conceptualized and initiated by Fondazione Italiana Accenture ETS and promoted and supported together with a number of prestigious partners:  Fondazione Vodafone Italia, The Human Safety Net, Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore, Fondazione Conad ETS, Accenture Italy, UNHCR and other supporter

Upon an accurate and specific selection, the programme provides to the participants: free basic equipment and tools, a path of 2 levels of ONLINE IT training (in Italian and in English), mentorship, financial support and support in the job placement.

Main objectives
  • Empowering the professional carreer and life of vulnerable categories such as Italian NEET, young refugees and economic migrants.
  • Building a scalable value chain, to unleash their potential, talent and passion​.
  • Leading them to give their best contribution to society and address the shortage of IT professionals in Italy.
Video presentation of the programme
The target

Based in Italy and between 19 and 35 years old, who are:​

  • With fragile financial and/or social backgrounds
  • Possibly with higher education or university degree
  • With backgrounds, work experience or desire, passion, attitude to work in IT​
  • Unemployed or working part time and willing to start an IT career​ 
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written), for migrants and refugees also basic Italian (minimum B1) is required
  • For migrants and refugees: a valid “permesso di soggiorno” (work permit) or in the process of issuing​ is required.
Basic equipment
  • Laptops (refurbished)​
  • Individual support by professional mentors ​
  • Rosetta Stone licenses to improve Italian language​, if needed
IT Training
LEVEL I - Restore Employability​

IT support & CyberSecurity (3-months courses ONLINE)​

  • Free for students​: Level I courses’ costs is covered by the donations of philanthropic organizations​
  • In Italian and English​
  • Medium tech complexity​
  • Includes Cisco Certificate​
  • Provides Foundational Teamwork Skills​
  • Focused on coaching & motivational mentoring​
  • Preparation for job interviews with potential employer companies.


Level I courses are delivered by Academy Rapido - all information to apply can be found here:

Courses started on 13/03/2023, stay tuned for the next start!

IMPORTANT: during Level I courses students decide whether they prefer to find a job and work after the course or to continue studying and apply for a Level II specialised course (it is advised to start participation immediately after Level I courses)

LEVEL II - IT Specialization​

Development, Data Analytics, etc (3-12 months courses ONLINE)​

  • ​Fee-based service​: loans from investors to students (with no interest) to cover the cost of the courses (ISA-Income Share Agreement model)​
  • In Italian and English​ 
  • Medium/high tech complexity​
  • Possibility to get prepaid cards to purchase food stuffs
  • Preparation for job interviews with potential employer companies.


Level II courses are issued by the best italian Tech Academies, and are available for students trough the ISA-Income Share Agreement tool available on Talents Venture Platform:

IMPORTANT: upon specific selection process, students can access Level II courses directly, without attending Level I courses.

For more information please send an email to:
Funding partners
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