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Cogne Acciai Speciali and Politecnico di Torino launch the first Post-Master’s Programme in Metallurgy 4.0

This is a new specialised training course to prepare newly-qualified engineers to tackle the crucial challenges in manufacturing high quality special steels with sustainable and digitalised processes.

The engineers of the future must tackle the crucial challenges in manufacturing high-quality special steels which require increasingly sustainable and digitalised processes that are standardised towards sustainable technologies. To provide high-level training in this field, with innovative content and approaches, the Cogne Acciai Speciali company and Politecnico di Torino have struck up a partnership to launch a new specialised training course.

The project includes employment in Cogne Acciai Speciali on a contract of Advanced Training and Research, with participation in the Master’s Programme that has been set up at Politecnico di Torino. The goal of the project is to impart specialised professional skills related to the iron and steel industry and required for positions of responsibility.

The Post-Master’s Programme in Metallurgy 4.0: process management, technologies and sustainable innovation is a training course designed to tackle the interdisciplinary knowledge needed to operate in a context of technological and energy transition, and thus address issues such as environmental impact, raw material supply and use, and the efficiency and control of cost structures.

The proposal consists of a strategic training course, alternating between technical classroom training and on-the-job training in different business areas, as an opportunity to gradually acquire the skills needed in technical and management roles related to new Technologies, Maintenance, Quality, Environment and Safety. At the end of training, the participant will be ready for the role of STEEL INDUSTRY ENGINEER.

“The Company is today in a phase of expansion wherein technological acquisition and sustainable transition are indispensable factors, which must be embraced by those who operate in Cogne Acciai Speciali today and those who will help, in the near future, to outline a new path of development for the Company. It is therefore necessary to put in place an on-boarding process of young graduates with a cross-sectional engineering and scientific training, to place them in strategic technical roles and to foster their professional growth”, declares the CEO of Cogne Acciai Speciali, Massimiliano Burelli. “It is on these assumptions that we have again collaborated with Politecnico di Torino to structure the Master's Programme, which is the second advanced training experience for the Company. In 2008, Cogne Acciai Speciali launched a similar training course that was followed by 10 new engineers. Eight of them are still working in the Company and hold strategic roles and responsibilities. As part of the project launched with the Politecnico, the Company has reserved places on the programme for some employees who already work within Cogne Acciai Speciali and whose roles we believe can be enhanced by acquiring new skills. This is also in line with our focus on human resources, which is an element of distinction and pride for our Company”.

The CEO, Massimiliano Burelli, concludes: “Implementation of the project forms part of the Cogne Academy, a world of training based on the professional contribution of experienced employees alongside external experts, selected according to the didactic pathway and staff requirements within the company. I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to all participants of the Cogne Academy, particularly my colleagues, not only for their efforts but also for the enthusiasm that they show as they ‘pass on’ their experience and know-how to benefit those who wish to enter and develop within the Cogne company”.

“The design of this Master's Programme has been carried out in close collaboration between our Politecnico and Cogne Acciai Speciali”, explains the head of the course, Professor Daniel Ugues from the Department of Applied Sciences and Technology (DISAT) at Politecnico di Torino. “This approach has been used to promote, alongside consolidation of the theoretical bases in the engineering disciplines of interest to the company, a contemporary enrichment of skills concerning the best industrial technologies and practices currently in use or of potential implementation in the near future. I am particularly happy with the course we have created, as I believe it represents an excellent opportunity for engineering graduates to receive high-level training and employment, for Cogne Acciai Speciali to be able to nurture high-profile professionals, and for we ourselves, the lecturers at Politecnico di Torino, to have an important opportunity to collaborate with an Italian company leader in the sector. Finally, as a metallurgist, I can say that this Master’s Programme represents an excellent opportunity to demonstrate once again that metallurgy is not only one of the driving industrial sectors of our country, but also one of the sectors most attentive to the technological and environmental challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.


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