With the National Digital School Plan, school becomes 4.0

With the National Digital School Plan, the government aims to speed up the digitalization of schools, training students and teachers in Industry 4.0

There is no doubt that schools play a very important role in forming the minds of tomorrow. And the economic and financial success of a country also depends on education. This is why in Italy, too, measures have been taken to bring schools closer to the world of entrepreneurship.

In particular, starting from the National Digital School Plan, the Government aims to speed up the digitalization of schools, training students and teachers, to start building a bridge between education and the world of work. The digital transformation is an ongoing phenomenon that involves the entire society and no subject can remain excluded. Especially schools. It is necessary, in fact, to put on the table programs of sensitization towards new technologies, so as to prepare, starting from the school desks, the future Italian workforce. Industries are going through a change - defined as the fourth industrial revolution - that will also involve education, as demonstrated by the National Digital School Plan.

Objective: developing digital skills

That the Italian government also cares about the relationship between schools and Industry 4.0 is also demonstrated by the amount of funding for the digitization of schools. In fact, by next September 20, 140 million euros will be allocated for the creation and enhancement of laboratories in some of the main school addresses. The Plan has already involved thousands of managers, teachers and students (more than 47,000) and in the coming months the educational training courses in a digital perspective will continue.

Agreements reached with Google and Microsoft

The path of digitalization started by the National Digital School Plan has already achieved many goals. Almost all Italian schools (97%), in fact, have an internet connection, while a good part (54%) have the necessary means to do digital teaching. And that's not all. The government, in fact, aims to bring broadband to 100 Mbs in schools by 2020. In addition, with the aim of promoting digital education, agreements have been made with two hi-tech giants: Google and Microsoft.