Yamaha and CNOS-FAP together to help young people grow

Yamaha and the CNOS-FAP Lombardia Foundation have officially inaugurated the new Automotive laboratory in Sesto San Giovanni.

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The new Yamaha CNOS-FAP Automotive laboratory

Yamaha and CNOS-FAP presented the new automotive laboratory dedicated to the training of young people from the Vocational Training Center and the ITS Lombardia Mechatronics Foundation.

Betting on the future does not only mean environmental sustainability but above all developing new opportunities for growth and training for the youngest, who represent the real asset of the decades to come. Yamaha has always been the undisputed protagonist in many sectors, including motorsport and industrial, and it constantly demonstrates this in all its investments.

So in Sesto San Giovanni, on the outskirts of Milan, Yamaha e CNOS-FAP Foundation Lombardia officially inaugurated the new Automotive laboratory of Sesto San Giovanni, which will be provided to the students of the Vocational Training Center and the ITS Lombardia Mechatronics Foundation.

The project was born in 2019 from the growing demand of the automotive sector for highly specialized professionals, trained on the technologies that govern the motor vehicles currently in circulation. Despite the pandemic, the initiative has already paid off: two young people are on internships and two are permanently employed at the Yamaha network and another two at independent workshops.

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Andrea Colombi - Yamaha Country Manager

"The alliance between companies and schools is the key to theoretical / practical training and is one of the pillars on which Yamaha's strategy is based: from technicians to pilots we believe it is essential to create professional figures who follow a path made up of theory and application, since talent alone is not enough and must be addressed and nurtured thanks also to the experience that companies like ours can offer. The collaboration with the CNOS-FAP Training Center and its results are a tangible sign of this philosophy, ”he said Andrew Colombi, Yamaha Motor Country Manager.

“The partnership with Yamaha is a flagship of our professional training - he revealed Francis Cristinelli, director of the CNOS-FAP in Sesto - children have the opportunity to have access to a state-of-the-art automotive laboratory and to work on the latest generation vehicles branded Yamaha. Then the best among them have the opportunity to build a future in first-rate workshops, as are all Yamaha dealers. The thing is even more important, if we consider the complicated school and economic period that we have had to face up to now ”.

Speakers at the inauguration were: Fr Elio Cesari, Director of Don Bosco Social Works; Roberta Pizzochera, Councilor of Sesto San Giovanni; Gabriella Fumagalli, Councilor of Cinisello Balsamo; Francesco Cristinelli, Director of CNOS-FAP Sesto San Giovanni; Andrea Colombi, Yamaha Motor Country Manager Italy. The interventions were moderated by the journalist Giuseppe Polari, Sole Director of Duessegi Editore.

Don Elio Cesari highlighted how the path traced by Don Bosco is always current and followed with passion by those who, over the years, continue to be inspired by his educational method based on innovation and on the mutual and constructive relationship with local companies.

The Councilors of the cities of Sesto San Giovanni and Cinisello Balsamo stressed the importance of an educational center such as that of the Salesians, which has always been attentive to the well-being and future of young people and their families.

Francesco Cristinelli outlined the possible developments that, thanks to the agreement with Yamaha, and with other Lombard companies in the automotive sector, could take place for the Professional Training Centers of the CNOS-FAP Lombardia: in addition to Sesto, Arese, Brescia, Milan and Treviglio .