• 26-MAR-2015

Dual education in Italy: Successful start for social project of Lamborghini and Ducati

Lamborghini and Ducati, the two Audi subsidiaries, have celebrated a milestone with their joint social project "Dual Education System Italy" (DESI), which has been created in cooperation with the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry for Teaching, Universities and Research, and the Emilia Romagna Region. Following the first component of education in a college, the young participants, largely from socially disadvantaged families, are now starting their practical training. For this purpose, Lamborghini and Ducati have set up modern training centers in their plants.

Since September 2014, the two companies have been developing a new process for education and training in Italy, based on the German system. In cooperation with the two colleges Fioravanti Belluzzi and Aldini Valeriani in Bologna, the companies have established a two-year-joint education and training plan for 48 young people, in order to establish a dual concept between college and company.The program is primarily aimed at socially disadvantaged young people. At the start of the first practical phase at the Ducati and Lamborghini plants, the Board of Management Member for Human Resources at AUDI AG, Thomas Sigi, and the Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, Luca de Meo, visited the new classrooms in Italy. At the inauguration the italian Minister for Teaching, Universities andResearch, Stefania Giannini, the President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini,Stephan Winkelmann, and the CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, ClaudioDomenicali, were present.