EUROTRAINING EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION
Eurotraining is an educational organisation of national scope, specialised in the provision of VET courses at tertiary level, as well as various other training opportunities for adults. Its main objective is to bridge the gap between labour market demand and offer, thus its services are highly adaptive to reflect the constantly changing circumstances. At the core of its activities, Eurotraining strives for inclusive education, particularly caring for people in vulnerable positions, through its participation in both national and EU-funded Projects. Long before COVID-19, the organisation had already incorporated a variety of digital tools in its provided training offers, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their place of residence within the country, is able to attend courses. Today, Eurotraining is considered a leading VET centre in terms of digital transformation of education and training, since its innovative methods are widely recognised at national and European level. The organisation’s great impact on Greece’s VET sector is to a large extend due to the wide variety of training offers developed and provided. Among these, some of the most notable are the courses in: informatics and IT science, business management and entrepreneurship, environmental science and energy, tourism and hospitality services, culinary arts, educational science, and others. It also provides tailor made courses for professionals, including training for adults’ trainers, seminars on food hygiene and safety, and training for Data Protection Officers. Every year, more than 2.000 trainees choose Eurotraining for quality and applicable education and training. Through its activities at national, European and international level, Eurotraining has developed a vast network of collaborators, including training organisations and Universities, NGOs and other social actors, public authorities, research institutes, labour market associations and chambers, SMEs, foundations, and others. Eurotraining’s facilities (headquarters in Athens, branches in Thessaloniki and Volos) are functionally designed to create a friendly, inclusive environment that facilitates both learning and social interaction. Its infrastructure includes, among others, conventional and virtual classrooms, laboratories for different specialisations (e.g. IT, graphic design, culinary arts, educational science, etc.), equipment for people with special abilities, libraries, and child care facilities. The organisation is certified by the National Certification Center of Lifelong Vocational Training, supervised by the Ministry of Education, while it has developed and is implemented a quality management system that fully responds to the requirements of the standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013.