The Technical Institute “Tito Acerbo” based in Pescara is the oldest education institution in the town. Its building had been built in neoclassical style in 1888 and, later on in the 80s, a modern building was added.
It has not architectural barrier and people in wheelchair con move freely around the school.
The large town of Pescara is the most populous of the Abruzzi region with 121325 residents. It is situated at the bank of the river Pescara, on the Adriatic coast, and it is an important economic, commercial and tourist center.
The Institute is located in the heart of city, just a few minutes walk from the railway station “Pescara Centrale” and the bus terminals.
The school is equipped with 55 spacious classrooms which create excellent conditions for studying. Some of them are colorful and ingeniously designed by students themselves and create congenial atmosphere for learning. There are also 7 new well equipped computer laboratories, 1 library, 1 exhibition room, 2 gyms, 2 outdoor courts, large car-motorbike park and extensive green space.
The management staff is composed of 1 principal, 1 vice principal, 1 collaborator. The administration office has 9 people. There are 2 technical assistants and 15 custodians.
There are 139 teachers, some of them form a European project team and are very enthusiastic, hard working and willing to cooperate with European partners. The students are 1210 from 14 to 19 years old. Among teenagers attending our school there are students from different social background, students with special needs and students belonging to ethnic minorities.
Since September 1, 2000, by Decree No. 18 of the Director of Education of Pescara, the functional autonomy and teaching organization, the research, the experimentation and the development of the Technical School “Tito Acerbo”, have been recognized. All this allows the Institute to be competitive with other schools in terms of educational quality as it is students centered.
From the school year 2010-2011, according to the state Reform of the secondary school, the “Tito Acerbo” Institute is known as Economic Technical Institute with the following two courses:
- “Administration, Finance and Marketing” (after the second year students can choose between two different courses: International Relations for Marketing and Business Information Systems)
and as a Technical Institute of Technology, with the course of
- “Construction, Environment and Territory” ,
There are 32 hours of lessons per week and it is possible to study common subject and specific subjects according to each course. Moreover, it is important to underline the use of the online electronic register since four years ago.
The Institute pays particular attention to the European dimension in the education field, encouraging the development of an active citizenship and supporting processes of European integration operating in four possible areas of intervention:
- Language: language certificates, class exchanges, internships abroad;
- Economic cooperation and cultural international work placements abroad, volunteering, interculturalism;
- Economic: school-work, business simulation, internships;
- Technical: teaching and digital technologies.
Considering the commitment about the promotion of the European teaching-learning dimension , the Institute has developed lots of partnerships with foreign schools as part of the Comenius and The Comenius Regio programs and joined the Program “Leonardo da Vinci” and ERASMUS PLUS KA1 VET, so students can have direct working experiences in European companies.
Equal attention is paid to teachers training abroad in order to improve, broaden their teaching skills and reach a wider awareness of school education in Europe.
According to the agreement signed with the French Embassy and the Chamber of Commerce of Paris, the ITS “ACERBO” is now the official home institution where all students from the provinces of Pescara, Chieti and L’Aquila take the tests to obtain language certificates DELF, DALF and DFP
Experiences realized by the Institute as part of the relevant project
The Institute “Tito Acerbo” annually promote useful collaboration between educational institutions, public and private institutions, companies and trade associations, and creates partnerships and regional networks to achieve the objectives concerned with the extended work-related learning.
It is for this reason that recently the Institute has been involved in significant agreements with Confindustria, the Chamber of Commerce, the City and the professional associations of the Province of Pescara, with businesses organizations, associations, trade unions, in order to facilitate the implementation of training programs.
The activities carried out essentially refer to four forms of intervention:
- Work orientation
- Training Courses
- Projects of business simulation
The priorities of the institute are the following:
- Develop the skills and abilities of the students to facilitate their integration into the world of work in a European dimension
- Promote activities for environmental protection
- Promote education in accordance with European values, helping students to become “European citizens”
- Involve parents in the educational process and the use of ICT with their children
- Promote education for healthy living through sport.