The project at a glance

SETE’s Institute (INSETE) is a participating organisation in the joint venture of social partners: General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) Labour Institute (INE) and GSEE's Centre for Development of Educational Policy (KANEP); the Small Business Institute and Vocational Training Centre of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE); the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) Institute of Commerce and Services (INEMY) and Centre for Greek Commerce Development (KAELE); the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) industrial development arm (SEV Stegi); and the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE). As such, and as part of the action "Specialised intervention connecting vocational school graduates with the labour market" which is part of the "Education and Life-long Learning" Operational Programme co-funded by the European Social Fund and national sources, INSETE is issuing an update on progress in the preliminary procedures and the upcoming launch of the implementation phase.

OBJECT OF ACTION

The object of the action is the design and implementation of programmes to educate 7,000 graduates of Greek vocational schools of secondary and post-secondary level up to 29 years of age - in accordance with the European Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) - in combination and successively:

         1. 80 hours theoretical classes aimed at improving horizontal skills and developing professional readiness.

         2. Gaining job experience in businesses - 6 month duration.

It is noted that the theoretical part is being implemented exclusively in the eight regions: Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, Epirus, Western Greece, Thessaly, Peloponnese, Crete, Ionian Islands and North Aegean, while job experience may take place anywhere in Greece, providing the trainee agrees

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Those eligible for scholarships are graduates of:

         1. Vocational secondary schools (EPAL) under the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

         2. Vocational schools (EPAS) under the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

         3. Public and private Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) who have either a State Certification or Professional Training Certification and who:

                                     a. Are less than 29 years of age when applying and

                                     b. Are residents of the eight “Convergence Regions” (i.e. Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, Epirus, Western Greece, Thessaly, Peloponnese, Crete, Ionian Islands and North Aegean).

 

Those eligible for funding will be awarded points based on specific educational, social, age and income criteria (e.g. academic performance, duration of unemployment, age, taxable income, etc.) in accordance with the applicable joint ministerial decision to be issued in the near future.

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