The growth strategy of our Education division continues.
We are extremely proud to announce that these two education excellences are now part of our group.
BigRock is the major training center for computer graphics and visual effects in Italy and we increased our share capital in this society to 99%. With its three master's degrees in computer graphics, virtual reality and concept art, it is truly a cutting-edge company in the European 3D animation sector and teaches hundreds of students every year, with an employment rate of over 80% in the first 12 months.
Our second acquisition is the English International School of Rosà (Vicenza), founded in 1992 and member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) from the school year 2000/2001. It has 300 students subdivided into reception, elementary school and middle school and closed 2016 with a production value of €2.2 million.
In the last 18 months we have established and strengthened a one-of-a-kind, innovative education project for kids and young people from 3 to 26 years old. Today our under 18 students are 800, plus the people enroled for our first Bachelor's Degree in Digital Management in partnership with the Ca' Foscari University, starting next September and almost fully booked. This offer also includes our master's programs, both full time and executive, aimed at giving students and professionals all the tools they need to take advantage of the change that digital technology is bringing in all fields.
"I am thrilled that BigRock has joined the H-FARM family and we can work with Marco Savini, its founder, who is one of the most innovative people in the Italian education sector", declared our founder Riccardo Donadon. "The acquisition of the Rosà's school is not only a further development of our operation on the territory, but also an important step to both test our innovative education model and attract the most competent and valuable people in this sector."