Fondazione ITS per le Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy - Jobs Academy (JAC) is a short-cycle higher Education Institution founded in 2010 and located in San Paolo d’Argon (Bergamo) in the Lombardy Region, set up to train skilled technicians in strategic areas for the Region’s economic development and competitiveness. 

Higher technical institutes (Istituti Tecnici Superiori) such as JAC are top-class VET centers highly specialized in technology, in connection with the production industry. The educational provision of JAC answers to the industry’s need for new high level technical and technological skills to promote innovation processes. 

JAC is placed at Level 5 of the EQF and it provides to students a technical level qualification. JAC has introduced a unique Higher Education Institution model in Italy, which applies a strong innovation-oriented on–the-job training approach (dual system), in a real work environment and/or in high-tech laboratories (an approach that is similar to the Fachhochschulen in Germany and SUP in Switzerland). 

JAC’s distinctive features: 

  • At least 30% of the duration of the courses is held in the premises of SMEs

  • At least 50% of the teaching staff comes from the business world

  • All JAC courses are designed and redefined together with industry representatives taking into account the fast-changing labor market needs, so as to reduce skill shortages and meet the employment demands of the territory.

JAC counts around 500 students, enrolled in the following courses: Web Development • Company Software Development • Master Cloud Development • Plastics Technologies • 3D Design and Modeling • Sustainable Building • Mechatronics • Energy Efficiency and Renewables • International Marketing Management • Digital Marketing • HR Management • Marketing and Communication • Digital Store Management.