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mita academy
Institute for
Made in Italy professionals

MITA is the first higher technical institute (Istituto Tecnico Superiore or ITS) that provides advanced professional education in the fashion industry. It is aimed at granting qualified job opportunities in the Made in Italy sector to high-school graduates. Our courses are held in various locations across Tuscany: first of all, at our headquarters in Scandicci (FI), but also in Prato, Lucca, Piancastagnaio (SI), Grosseto and Capannori (LU).

MITA is the acronym for Made in Italy Tuscany Academy; we combine the artisan tradition of our territory with the use of cutting-edge technologies, to guarantee a top-class learning experience to our students.

Why mita?

Apprenticeship opportunities
MITA offers apprenticeship opportunities at prestigious companies, both in Italy and abroad. All our courses include 800-hours internships in the fashion, accessories and leather industries.

The main goal of our courses is training professionals with expertise in the most thriving fields of the fashion business. 90% of our students find employment within one year of concluding their studies.

Excellence of Made in Italy
A higher technical institute, parallel to university, which gives its students the opportunity to specialize in the Made in Italy sector and become the new professionals of the Italian fashion industry.

Co-funded fashion courses
Our biennial courses are co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Regional Government of Tuscany. Only a participation fee is required from our students to obtain a “Higher Technician Diploma in Made in Italy Fashion”.

Experienced faculty members
The courses are taught by highly trained professionals of the fashion business, who share their know-how with our students and prepare them for real-world challenges.

What are I.T.S.?

“Higher Technical Institutes” – I.T.S., which represent a radical innovation in the Italian education sector, are foundations promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and the Regional Government of Tuscany to support the development of Italy’s key industries.

These institutes aim to promote and spread the culture of innovation, and foster technology transfer within the fashion industry.

MITA Academy is part of this initiative as a promoter of Italian fashion and Tuscan craftsmanship. Our ITS advocates for the use of new technologies applied to Made in Italy products and trains the future professionals of this industry.

Contact mita at one of the following addresses or use the form to contact us

Office opening hours:
From Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00

E-mail: info@localhost

Location of didactic activities:
Castello dell’Acciaiolo, Via Pantin, Scandicci – Florence
Tel. 055 9335306 – Fax 055 9332959

Registered office:
Castello dell’Acciaiolo, Via Pantin, Scandicci – Firenze
Tel. 055 9335306 – Fax 055 9332959

Locations of the specialized Laboratories:
Province of Florence, Prato, Pisa.

    The school is located in the prestigious Villa l’Acciaiolo, also called Castello dell’Acciaiolo or, more simply, l’Acciaiolo, it is a historic noble residence that is now publicly owned.

    The ITS MITA Foundation operates thanks to the Ministry of Education and Regione Toscana POR FSE. 2014-2020