Since before the 1970s De Pretto Industrie was regarded as the university of mechanical engineering and in recent years it has developed a fundamental relationship with schools, in particular with the institute ITIS De Pretto. The collaboration between De Pretto Industrie and schools began in 2008 and is mainly represented by the project of “Alternanza scuola lavoro”. From 2008 to 2019 De Pretto Industrie hosted 172 students, with the aim of continuous improvement and strengthening of collaboration.
The strengthening of this collaboration has been celebrated with the restoration of the turbine found during the excavations for the construction of the canteen next to De Pretto Industrie and inaugurated at the ITIS De Pretto. This turbine represents the symbol of technology and development of Schio and Alto Vicentino.