“Michelangelo Buonarroti” is a Vocational School of Hotel
Management and Catering in Ceccano, Italy. Ceccano is a village,
in the centre of Italy, about 70 km far from Rome. Our school
continues the tradition of the well-known vocational school
“Michelangelo Buonarroti” opened in Fiuggi in 1973. Our head
seat is still in Fiuggi, while the branch seat in Ceccano is
newly opened (in 2007) as a reply to the growing demand of
professional formation in catering and tourism.
In the seat of Ceccano there are about 200
students (aged 14-18) grouped in 3 different educational
profiles (Cooking, Restaurant and Bar Service, Hotel Management
and Reception) and about 45 teachers.
Our school gives a great
importance to Life-Long Education Projects that provide an
opportunity where students and teachers can co-operate and keep
in comparison with other european cultures. Our aim is to
involve students in
collaboration with other cultures in order to create a
consciousness of the importance of being a European citizen.
From the first year the school
runs training classes where students can develop their knowledge
and ability in practical subjects.
The school also cooperates
with gastronomy locals in our area, where students can use their
knowledge in practical way over a period of 1 or 2 weeks.
Most of our students travel by
bus or train from their villages to school. Most of their
families have low financial income.
In our school we are trying to
integrate students with special needs and boys/girls with poor
material situation and coming from disorganised families. They
are supported by qualified teachers and they are learning a
craft, a way to have a normal life in society.