The school “Alessandro Volta” was established in 1886 in Naples, Italy, as a municipal technical school under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In 1915 however, it became an industrial institute under the Ministry of Education. It offers 4 educational courses: mechanics, smelter, chemistry and electricians. It is divided in two sections: there is the two year course common to the different courses the students choose for the three year period.
The three year period has different specializations:
- Electronics and automation.
- Abacus informatics: this one has innovative programs and new didactical methodologies.
The main objective of the school is to train skilled workers and to enhance the products of the industries in Naples.
During the years of its operation the school tried to develop new interventions for teachers throughout updated courses focused on the didactic for foreign students, didactic for problem solving, education focuses on the student and so on. The school also intends to realize projects to develop the competencies of its students, recognized in the wider European labour market.