The digital transformation of schools is a necessity but also a major challenge and as such must be tackled with speed and expertise.
By January 2022 TIM had digitalised 35% of schools in Tuscany, Veneto, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Apulia included in the two Infratel tender lots which it had been awarded, compared to 26.6% of the national average for the digitalisation of schools included in the tenders.
The first phase of the “Schools Online” Plan - one of the NRRP's projects for the development of ultra-wideband - which aims to complete coverage of all school buildings in Italy with 1 Gbit/s connectivity by 2026.
Widespread digital culture
To be truly innovative in schools, however, it is not enough to have the best infrastructures, it is also necessary to develop a widespread digital culture, which accompanies change through the development of technological skills and brings the world of education closer to the needs of the labour market, which needs new professional profiles and new knowledge.
Encouraging students to study STEM disciplines is one of the objectives of the 'Skills enhancement and right to education' component of Mission 4 of the NRRP.
A front on which TIM, with its TIM Academy, offers a catalogue of content that leaves ample room for experiential and laboratory teaching, to build a school where skills are taught in the way they will be used in the professional world.
Not just school, of course, TIM is involved in a wider project to overcome the digital divide to bring fixed and mobile ultra-broadband to the entire country and to spread digital skills to all sectors of the population.