IFOA is a not-for-profit Training Centre, appointed since 1999 as a national VET centre, with 10 sites all over Italy. Standing out as one of the leading private training centers in Italy, IFOA delivers traditional and blearning post-diploma (EQF 5) and post-graduate (EQF 6 and 7) programs for young unemployed, as well as lifelong training, consultancy and technical assistance to individuals, businesses and public bodies. Training courses and services are certified according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2015.

Quick facts 2018:

• Turnover: about 18 mln €

• Training hours delivered: > 43.000

• Trainees: > 11.500

• Internships: > 2.825

• Apprentices trained: 5.800

• Placement rate after 6/12 months: 72.5% (> 90% in northern Italy)

• Companies in CRM database: > 16.000

Since 1993, IFOA has been working in EU projects on curricula development, competences definition, assessment and recognition, lifelong learning, employability, mobility, ICT, etc. IFOA is in the network of the Italian and EU Chambers of Commerce, and member of the European network EfVET. IFOA is also head office of ULIXES, a EEIG involving training agencies, colleges, business schools and Chambers of Commerce in 10 EU member States.