The Juventus College institution was constructed with the help of advice from the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation before being developed first through the support provided by the Edoardo Agnelli International Institute and then the International School of Europe (ISE). The initiative strives to help Bianconeri youth footballers find a suitable middle ground between their sporting and educational commitments.
The project is geared towards youth academy players from the Giovanissimi Nazionali (Under-15s) right up to the Primavera (Under-19s). After opening its doors to these first three year groups earlier this season, the next stage of Juventus College will see an additional two age bands enrol in the project from the beginning of the 2014/15 school year.
Juventus College is officially recognised by the education authorities and has received the classification of an 'Applied Sciences' institution, which is one of the most widespread programmes in Italy.
Since the beginning of the 2014/15 academic year and following authorisation from the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), J-College is now known as a 'Sports' institution that will continue to be identified within the 'Applied Sciences' field.
The school is situated inside Juventus Training Center and has chosen to adopt various experimental teaching methods that heavily involve the use of new technology.
The decision to take on this modern style of education was considered the best course to follow given the current emphasis on the digital revolution. Juventus therefore aims to use an experimental and modern teaching approach by introducing new technology in the classroom. The focus of this initiative is to employ innovative methods which meet the eight key competences outlined by EU legislation.