JCU Honored with Two AIF Adriano Olivetti Awards

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Premio Olivetti logoThe JCU Center for Professional & Continuing Education is pleased to announce that the University has been awarded 1st prize for educators AIF “Adriano Olivetti” in the “University and Schools” category for the Continuing Education Course “Management and Digitization of the Cultural Heritage” and 2nd prize in the field of “Export & Internationalization” for the B.A. course “Made in Italy: The Italian Business Environment.” The “Adriano Olivetti” award is sponsored by AIF (Associazione Italiana Formatori), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting best practices in education and training. Each year AIF recognizes the most innovative courses and programs proposed by educational institutions, companies, and the public administration.

The 2015 Continuing Education Closing ceremony

The 2015 Continuing Education Closing ceremony

The Continuing Education course “Management and Digitization of Cultural Heritage” originated from JCU’s partnership with Verderame Progetto Cultura and combines the University’s multicultural vision with the cultural heritage experience of Verderame and its President Giulia Silvia Ghia. The “Made in Italy: The Italian Business Environment” course stems from the cooperation between the JCU Departments of Modern Languages and Literature and Business Administration. It was designed by Professors Federica Capoferri, Isabella Clough Marinaro, and Antonella Salvatore, and is taught by Professor Salvatore.

“Both awards recognized innovation and teamwork. The Continuing Education Course in Cultural Heritage showcases the important new role of the cultural manager in Italy. In the second case, the course was recognized for its effectiveness in educating an international audience about Italian culture and the high quality of products that are ‘Made in Italy,’” commented with great enthusiasm Professor Antonella Salvatore, Director of the Center for Career Services and Continuing Education.