The Antonello School offers a vocational education for people aged 14-19. It aims at giving its students real chances to be successful and achieve their tasks, contributing to the global formation of citizens and providing the future qualified technicians with knowledge, professional skills and competences both for placements at work and/or for university further education.
Even if still a young vocational school, it looks like a modern institute, open to domestic and international horizons, considering its students as important protagonists at the centre of the educative process, with an attempt to exploit their passion and love for their professional future.
The school has also been involved in European projects that have helped students to become more open-minded and to create a communicative environment, thus facilitating exchange and language learning. The Antonello Vocational school has always been very committed to any form of disadvantage for the integration and successful education of foreign students and handicapped ones. It has promoted both a process of intercultural education towards integration and an individually oriented action in order to help students with handicaps.
The School is located in Messina, the doorway to Sicily. Placed in a site of exceptional beauty, guard of the Strait, appearing like a magic lake surrounded by the sloping mountains of Sicily and Calabria, Messina is world-known through the backgrounds of the paintings of “Antonello da Messina”, who was the extraordinary ambassador of Messina.
The institution has opened action towards the territory: catering and congress events have been suitable occasions for students’ training. Being a qualified formative agency, the school organizes stages with a number of additional hours focusing on specialist training with experts and work experience in private enterprises so that students improve their professional skills and competences through the simulation of a real business.