CIS- Business Management School – is the training and consultancy company of Unindustria Reggio Emilia, the Association of enterpreneurs that represents approximately 900 manufacturing and service enterprises (amounting to 41.000 employees).
Created in 1984, it is accreditated by Emilia Romagna Region for the organisation of training courses with public fundings. Some figures: 3.500 Attendants to our courses per year; 25.000 hours of training per year; 900 Associated companies; 700 Clients companies; 200 Experts who collaborate with us.
CIS headquarter is located in Reggio Emilia (Emilia Romagna Region), with a staff of 35 employees. CIS has been confirmed as the key training company of Reggio Emilia industrial system, one of the most competitive industrial districts in Italy in terms of export, medium-high tech specialization and R&D intensity. It brings together various sectors, from electrical to mechanical (machines and equipment), food, textile, ceramic tiles, rubber and plastic, construction and real estate, services. The associated enterprises are mostly small and medium size enterprises (75% of them have from 1 to 50 employees).
The mission of Cis aims at supporting and contributing to the development of entrepreneurship, competitiveness and innovation of Emilian enterprises, in cooperation with industries, universities, research centres. To reach its goals, CIS designs, organizes and delivers training actions addressing both young and employed people in order to support the transition to work of young unemployed, adapt the competences of employees to organizational & technological changes, to re-skill or up – skill adults to enter o re- enter the labour market. Main activities: training needs analysis, in-company & inter-company training, post certificate & post-degree training, individual training, internships, consultancy, research projects supported by European funds ( Erasmus + KA2, KA3)
Cis and the Unindustria promoted the “Club of Meccatronica”. It represents 100 businessmen, managers, technicians, university professors and researchers of 75 industrial enterprises and organizations. Cis has recently designed and coordinated the first R&D manager master course for mechatronic firms and the first interregional map survey of R&D mechatronic labs in Italy and it is one of the actuators of the Plan launched by Confindustria Emilia-Romagna “Towards Industry 4.0”, a comprehensive program to assist companies in the processes of growth and strategic repositioning of sectors and productive systems through the adoption Industry 4.0 approach.