FOURNONISSION 4, TRIKALA, Greece
Anaptyxiako Kentro Thessalias - AKETH [Developmental Centre Of Thessaly – D.C.T.], located in Trikala, Greece, is a nonprofit continuing vocational education & training (VET) centre/provider and a developmental center. AKETH was founded in 2004 in Trikala – Greece. AKETH as a nonprofit organization uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission. Its revenues derived by its activities operating as international VET provider, offering counseling services and providing e-solutions through AKETH lab.
AKETH is aligned with the E.U. strategic framework about fighting the rising levels of unemployment –particularly among young people – the confrontation of the same risk which threats high number of adult workers while phenomena of social exclusion and the increase of poverty are more and more appearing threatening the social cohesion and standard of living, through the improvement of provided education/training in terms of quality and efficiency. AKETH's mission is to provide certified education & training opportunities, counseling & personal development in order to contribute in their life improving.
AKETH-DCT operates as a typical nonprofit organization. It is governed by the board of directors. The board is responsible for the policy of the organization and derives its jurisdiction from the Constitution of the Organization. The board's work is coordinated by the chair and the board may organize itself into various committees responsible for carrying out different operations. An executive director is responsible for the management of AKETH according to the strategic direction set by the board. She is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of AKETH.
1. VET area: is divided in two deptartments
1.1. E.U. projects & programmes (EPA)
1.1.1. Sending organization
1.1.2. Host organization
1.1.3. Intermediary organization
1.1.4. Consortium coordinator
1.1.5. Courses provider
1.2. National project & programmes (NPA)
1.2.1. Certified VET provider by National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance - EOPPEP
1.2.2. Certified Adult Trainers Examination Center by National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance - EOPPEP
1.2.3. Certified Adult Trainers center by National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance - EOPPEP
1.2.4. Certified ICT examination center by Cambridge-Vellum
1.2.5. Certified Training & Exam center for the rational use of agricultural medicines by Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food
2. Consultancy services (CSSA) is divided in:
2.1. Administration services
2.2. SMEs Counseling
2.3. Career Development
3. AKETH lab (LABA): comprises three depts:
3.1. Development & Design
3.2. Customization and
on management apps/tools, e-learning and WEB-2 apps/tools, robotic.
AKETH is certifiied VET provider by the National Accreditation Organization for Vocational Training/Skills.
Moreover AKETH has been certified as adult educators/trainers examination center by E.O.P.P.E.P.'s [National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)] Certification of Educational Attainment for Non-Formal Education Adult Educators.
AKETH also, has been awarded for the implementation of its exemplary vocational education and training projects under Leonardo da Vinci programme over the past year from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY - Greek National Agency).
Our organization is making a constant effort to contribute substantially to equal access to knowledge in the society, to promote sustainability, healthy behavior and to shape a better future for humans. One of our main objectives is to promote entrepreneurship and personal initiative, as we believe it’s the main way to help people get through the hard situation of unemployment that strikes many countries in Europe and especially on the South.
AKETH is member of
• the Hellenic Association of Continuing Vocational Training Centers.
• the European Network for Transfer and Exploitation of EU Project Results
• the Drop’pin community -Europe’s youth opportunities platform
• EPALE membership community for Adult Learning in Europe