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. 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 derive 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.It is the same risk which threats a high number of adult workers, resulting in phenomena of social exclusion and the increase of poverty. Such phenomena are more and more appearing, threatening the social cohesion and standard of living. The main way to confront the above is througn 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.
Performing Areas
A. VET area: is divided in two deptartments
E.U. projects & programmes (EPA)
National project & programmes (NPA)
Sending /Hosting organization, Intermediary organization, Consortium coordinator, Courses provider
Certified VET provider / Adult Trainers Examination center / Adult Trainers center by National Organisation (EOPPEP) for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance
Certified ICT examination center by Cambridge-Vellum
Certified Training & Exam center for the rational use of agricultural medicines by Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food
BACKGROUNG & EXPERIENCE
B. Consultancy services (CSSA) is divided in:
Administration services / SMEs Counseling / Career Development
C. AKETH lab (LABA): comprises three depts:
Development & Design / Customization /
Supporting on management apps/tools, e-learning and WEB-2 apps/tools, robotic.
Certifications/Awards
AKETH is certified 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 Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)] Certification of Educational Attainment for Non-Formal Education Adult Educators
AKETH has been awarded for the implementation of its exemplary vocational education and training projects under Leonardo da Vinci programme over the year 2011 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 is the main way to help people get through the hard situation of unemployment that strikes many countries in Europe and especially on the southeastern part.
Membership
AKETH is a 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