What are the differences between the Diploma of higher education and University?
Both institutions depend on MIUR (Ministry of education, University and research) and, together with academies, make up the system of postgraduate education.
Diplomas of higher education are shorter and focus greatly on the relationship with companies, giving priority to practical training with courses redesigned each year to ensure alignment with the needs of the labour market.
Do I need a qualification to access the courses?
To sign up for the test you must have one of the following requirements:
-Diploma of upper secondary education;
-Professional Diploma awarded on completion of the four year IEFP (Education and Professional Training) courses and IFTS (Higher Education and Training) Certification, as established by Law N° 107/2015 and in accordance with the guidelines approved by the State-Regions Agreement of 20/01/2016;
-Enrolment in the 5th year of a course of studies for obtaining the diploma of upper secondary education by 30/09/2018; enrolment on an IFTS (Higher Education and Training) to obtain the certificate by 30/09/2018.
-Students who have earned a diploma abroad which respects the provisions of the memo of the Directorate-General for Education, Training and Employment Protocol E1.0539654 of 24/06/2010 "Determinations regarding entry requirements to mandatory extra training courses which issue Lombardy Region certificates";
Each participant is responsible for the statements given during the selection process.
Admitted candidates who intend to enrol in the JOBSACADEMY Foundation must be residents of and / or domiciled in the Lombardy Region.
What is the value of the Diploma of higher education?
The diploma of higher education awarded by the Foundation is rated at European level as an EQF Level Five Higher Education Diploma
Is it true that you can get a degree with an additional year?
The JobsAcademy Foundation courses last for 2 years. Then, according to the credits recognized by various universities, you can independently access the third and final year to attain a Bachelor's degree.
How long are the courses?
The course of studies of a Diploma of Higher Education is 2000 hours in two years (4 semesters).
What is the course timetable?
In general, the course timetable is 9:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday.
Do the courses have a cost?
The courses are financed by the Lombardy Region, the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) and the European Social Fund. Students will be required to pay an all-inclusive administration fee for the services offered.
Do you need to buy books?
No The content will be online and shared via digital platforms. Each student will be assigned an Office365 account through which the study materials (handouts, presentations, articles and websites) for the individual courses will be transmitted and professional software will be used in the classroom
How do I enrol on the courses?
Enrolment takes place online through the forms on the pages of each course.
Is there a limited number of participants on the courses?
Yes The maximum number of participants on each course, accessed by means of an entrance test, is 30 students.
How is the entrance test structured?
The test consists of a multiple choice test, an English test and a cognitive / motivational interview.
Is there an attendance requirement?
Yes, the attendance requirement is at least 80% of the hours, including lessons and placements.
Are there any age limits for accessing the courses?
Yes, the age limit is 29 years old.
Are University credits (CFU) to enter University given by the courses?
The courses include the recognition of educational credits (CF). The credits are recognized by the universities to which the graduate student makes any request once the course is completed and varies according to the courses held and the standards of the University in which you want to access.
Where are the placements carried out?
JobsAcademy Foundation is in contact with more than 2500 regional and national companies with which it permanently collaborates regarding planning and placements.
Do I get paid during the placement?
Placements during the JAC training course have a precisely educational value. They are therefore unpaid.
What employment opportunities are there after graduating with a diploma of higher education?
The employment rate of our graduates is currently 97.2% by the end of the course . Furthermore, dedicated resources of the ITS staff follow the placement of students and former students in the search for work and in strengthening the personal tools for finding a job.
Are study courses abroad provided for?
The JobsAcademy Foundation has always encouraged openness to the world and internationalization in its paths. It also participates in the Erasmus + program for international mobility and internships abroad. It promotes various types of student exchange initiatives (such as the International Marketing Management course).
Is there a campus and / or the possibility of reduced rent for students coming from outside the province?
JobsAcademy Foundation collaborates with the Casa Amica Foundation to offer accommodation to students who request it.
I want to participate in the courses, but I have financial difficulties. What can I do?
To help deserving students who need it, the JobsAcademy Foundation has entered into an agreement with Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in order to provide the student, for each year of the course, with an amount equal to 6000 € on a regular basis half-yearly (2 tranches of € 3000 each year).
What material do I need to attend JAC courses?
The teaching material will be provided by the teachers and by the JobsAcademy Foundation, mainly through a digital platform.

Students on the Web design & Software Development course require a laptop PC that has the following minimum features:
1) Windows 10 operating system.
2) RAM memory of at least 8 GB.

Students of the courses of 3D Technical Design, Plastics & Composites Technology, Mechatronics Technology & Industry 4.0, Green Building Design need a laptop PC that can support the most common design software (eg AutoCAD, Solid Edge, SolidWorks).

Students of the paths of Marketing, Sales & Export Management, Digital Marketing Management, International Marketing Management, Retail & Store Management, Human Resource Administration are strongly advised to obtain a PC laptop with good performance for sharing materials, use during lessons, laboratory activities and project work.
What is the procedure to withdraw from the course?

The procedure for withdrawing from a path of JobsAcademy is as follows:

The student requests and conducts an interview with the management of the training area to share the reasons and to make a formal request, completing and signing the withdrawal form at the end of the meeting.
Until such time, the student continues to be formally registered.

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