LIFE LONG LEARNING TRAINING CENTRE ( EKATI I.K.E)
Background and Experience
|E.K.A.T.I is a private organization of adult education and training. It is a certified training organization by the National Certification Agency for Qualifications and Career Guidance with a good ranking based on the evaluation of the Ministry of Education. The organization is newly established and has trained – to date – more than 1,000 people in the region of Epirus, performing more than 2,000 man-hours of training programs in almost all business sectors (ICT, Tourism, Finance & Administration, Agriculture professions, Technical Professions, Manufacturing, Health & Welfare, Environment, Pedagogic, literacy, Social issues, and Culture, ). Target groups are unemployed, low-skilled adults, low qualified adults, long-term unemployed, employees, self- employed. EKATI’s staff consists of 4 full time employees. They are responsible for managerial, administrative activities and instructional design. During peak seasons EKATI hires an average of 30 educators, career advisors and secretaries per year. Total number of learners per year is 350. E.K.A.T.I. training center is able to provide services such as: Education and Training Employment Counseling Promotion of Employment Certification Knowledge of New Technologies and Foreign Languages Support of SME’s Preparation of Business Plans for inclusion in Co-funded programs Implementation Studies-Research Business Consultation & Mentoring Organization of Transnational EU Programs Conferences Support for Businesses and local social organizations
|The main activities of E.K.A.T.I. are services provided in the following areas: Vocational training to low-skilled adults, unemployed, employees and self-employed. Career Counseling and support to unemployed and employees on issues such as exploring career interests and skills, professional orientation, connection with the labor market. Coordination, management and implementation of European Projects. Business Consultation & Mentoring Support of SME’s Linking training to the labour market Studies and Research on Human Resources and Local Development. Support businesses in getting funding from national initiatives. E.K.A.T.I. guides its action in order to create competitive advantage for its trainees and add value in each completed project, through the development and implementation of innovative systems for lifelong learning, pioneering educational materials, tools and applications with emphasis on the development of methods on distance education (e- learning). E.K.A.T.I. has a very wide network of partners, municipalities, local and national authorities, enterprises, NGO’s, Universities and research centers. The company undertakes the support of unemployed in order to respond to the market conditions, through initiatives such as: – Training for the unemployed adults in basic skills on ICT, English lessons, Business Administration. – Training for the unemployed with mandatory employment in positions associated in almost all business sectors. – Entry requirement for unemployed – Support of vulnerable groups in the market E.K.A.T.I. offers unique training programs and has developed a selection and monitoring system for trainees before and after the implementation of each project. E.K.A.T.I also gives attention to the selection of trainers because their activity defines, to a large extent, the quality and the effectiveness of the training program.