Taranto based Italian steel giant Acciaierie d'Italia announced that an advanced training course for middle managers of Italian steel companies was held on 16 & 17 June at the Acciaierie d'Italia plant in Taranto, organized by RINA CSM and directed by Enrico Gibellieri. The aim of the course is to provide participants with the tools and methodologies to outline a complete picture of the steel industry at a national, European and global level. Acciaierie d'Italia through its Training Center has invested in 18 company managers to further contribute to the training of its resources.At the end of the course, each participant chose a topic dealt with in the master to explore current issues of the steel sector such as digitization, automation and robotization of the steel production cycle in the transition towards an increasingly marked decarbonization through use of DRI and electric furnaces, the application of the principles of Industry 4.0 and the control system for the management of slab heating furnaces in steel plate production.Participants appreciated the company initiative because it represents an opportunity for the development of their skills and they feel involved in the transformations foreseen in the future as some of them, despite fifty years of age, had never participated in advanced training initiatives such as the one experienced in these months.RINA is a private, multinational company headquartered in Genoa in Italy. It was founded in 1861 under the name Registro Italiano Navale, Italian Naval Register. Until 1999, RINA worked almost exclusively as a ship classification company, and has since included operations in the following sectors: Energy and Mobility, Marine, Certification, Industry and Real Estate and Infrastructure. The company has also expanded its services in the fields of testing, inspection and certification and engineering consultancy.