TRAINING IN THE CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR: A SUCCESSFUL WORK PLACEMENT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE MASTER “PLANNING AND PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EVENTS” HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA IN ITALY
Abstract: The paper aims to show how a University Master made up of a combination of lessons and work experience can provide openings and generate new job opportunities for young people in today’s employment market. It presents the successful experience of a post-graduate student who participated in a University Master dealing with the sector of cultural heritage. The Master covered a variety of interdisciplinary areas on the subject of planning and promotion of artistic and cultural events. Themes included heritage research and preservation, internationalization, fund-raising, economics, legal aspects, and others. On completion of the course lessons a work placement (internship)was programmed for each participant in a Cultural or Business Unit in order to put into practice the acquired knowledge and gain first-hand experience in a real work situation (on-the-job training). During this period, as reported by the participant, they were able to acquire or improve different skills, and to feel they had accomplished something concrete for their future.
Keywords: work placement, university master, professional training