For more than half a century at the service of education for young and adults
ACOF Olga Fiorini – ONLUS Social Cooperative, non-profit training body, was born in 1997 as the evolution of the “Olga Fiorini” Modern School for Manufacturing and Craftsmanship that today has became an independet school, whose origins date back to 1956.
It is an educational entity strictly connected with the territory of Busto Arsizio and its surroundings, that, in the Fifties, this area saw a considerable expansion in textile and clothing Industry. In this context Mrs. Esterina Olga Fiorini, that leads the Association even now, has privately started the educational activity with qualified specialists in clothing industry.
Regional courses have been developed into the “Istituto Professionale Sartoriale”, legally recognised in 1989 and in the following years, it has became independent school for “Specialists in Clothing and Fashion”.
The need to meet specific demands in order to create a professional profile more and more required by the territory has lead to implement, from 1995, the course of “Specialist in advertising graphics”.
The educational programme of “Olga Fiorini” Institutes has been expanded in the academic year 2004/2005 with the creation of the “Marco Pantani” high school of Communication, organised with two alternatives in Sport and Performing Arts: an educational path that ends with the achievement of the scientific high school diploma.
In the last few decades “Olga Fiorini” Institutes has achieved the recognitions as independent Schools by activating the “Istituti Tecnici Sistema Moda”, articulatd in textile, clothing and fashion fields and Communication Graphics, the “Liceo delle Scienze Umane” option socio economical, the “Liceo Scientifico” for sport, the “Liceo Artistico” for fashion design and the “Liceo Internazionale for Innovation”.
The lower secondary education isn’t the unique educational sector where Acof works for, in fact in 2003 it has implemented in the territory of Busto Arsizio the “English Primary School”, independent primary school. In the academic year 2012/2013 it has been recognised the “English Primary School”, independent primary school. In 2017, the path for independent english schools is enhanced with the opening of the “Clil English Middle School”, the middle school and it is implemented the “Unified English Schools” comprehensive institute, the bilingual educational path has been enriched with the recognition of the Olga Fiorini “Liceo internazionale per l’Innovazione”.
ACOF Olga Fiorini – ONLUS Social Cooperative has experienced a significant improvement of its educational programmes, with the management of the “Maria Montessori” Independent Comprehensive Institute of Castellanza, that includes the nursery school, the House of children (kindergarten), the primary school and the lower secondary school.
Moreover, Acof manages the Professional Training Center of Busto Arsizio, that allows people to earn the title of Specialist in Wellness-Beaty; Specialist in Grafichs-Audio Video; Specialist in clothing-dress maker.
Other professional courses managed by C.F.P ACOF furthermore are located in Milan, where it’s possible to earn the title of Specialist in clothing-dressmaker and in Bergamo, as Specialist in Wellness-Hair stylist
Beyond the field of education, moreover Acof is active for the professional education addressed to employed and unemployed people, in collaboration with companies, universities and trade unions, with a constant and close relationship with the educational needs and in harmony with the spirit of the Body, as well as one of its strong points, since origins.
ACOF OLGA FIORINI is registered as Social Cooperative with n° A233465 and it is title holder of the quality certification ISO 9001. For “Progettazione ed erogazione di formazione professionale e orientamento“.