IIS “A. Pacinotti” is the oldest technical secondary school in Mestre. It was founded in 1941 and its development has always been closely connected to the local industrial growth.

Since its foundation the school has been located in a large building in the center of the town, very convenient for transportation to and from Venice, the airport and any other destination.

The students, aged from 14 to 19, follow a two-year course in which they complete their general education (subjects: Italian, English, mathematics, biology, law studies, history, physics, chemistry, technical drawing, ICT, P.E., religious education) before choosing a  three-year technical specialization (chemistry, electrotechnics , mechanics and land survey). From the third year onwards studies are mainly devoted to the development of technical competence, though literary and scientific studies are also present.

Workers may enroll in evening classes  in mechanics and electrotechnics

In the school there are 80 teachers, about 650 students (mostly boys) in 36 classes.

Besides the 35 classrooms, the school hosts a rich library,16 well-equipped laboratories (multimedia, technological, chemistry, physics, and so on) 2 gyms, a conference room and a cafeteria.

Internal parking sites for bicycles and for cars are available.

We have a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities:

Projects to promote international relations:

  • Comenius projects with partners from European countries 
  • Activities to promote the improvement of the knowledge of the English language
  • Trinity examinations for the assessment of the English language

Projects designed to promote students’ entry into the world of work:

  • Post-secondary education courses
  • Projects alternating school and work with stages and training in local companies
  • Projects aimed at developing technical skills and specialized competence
  • Special attention paid to guarantee safety at work.
  • ECDL (European computer driving license)

Activities to help students develop their personality and overall culture

  • Participation in sport competitions (best results in volleyball, soccer, cross-country and athletics )
  • Health education

After the school-leaving state examination, young people may enroll at university, perfect their technical preparation in a post-secondary school course (studying and working in stages in local firms), or work as an employee or as a technician on his own.

After completing the course of study, our technicians are able to:

  • design mechanical and electrical devices and implementations
  • install and maintain technical equipment
  • check and test products and processes
  • employ PLC and other computerized systems to develop projects
  • assure safety in the workplace
  • operate test equipment to measure  electrical  quantities
  • study and design of chemical processes and plants

We are very interested in collaborating with foreign schools and companies in order to promote international relationships.

School address: via Caneve 93, 30173 Mestre (Venice)

Phone number: +39 041 5350355

For more information click on the Italian language version of the website.