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Organisation for Vocational Education and Training (O.E.E.K.)

The Organisation for Vocational Education and Training (O.E.E.K.) was established within the framework of the National Vocational Education and Training System, has administrative and economic independence; it is supervised by the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, and aims at:

  • Implementing the targets of the National Vocational Education and Training System.
  • Establishing and operating the Public Vocational Training Institutes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
  • Supervising and controlling Private Vocational Training Institutes.
  • Forming a regulative framework for the operation of Vocational Training Institutes, other public agencies, regarding training matters.

 

The Organisation for Vocational Education and Training:

  • Provides initial or supplementary vocational training.
  • Submits proposals to the Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs, related to the development of policies and the planning for vocational education and training.
  • Observes and evaluates the requirements in specialised personnel for each sector of the economy, in co-operation with other agencies.
  • Establishes and operates the Vocational Training Institutes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
  • Determines the curricula of public and private Vocational Training Institutes.
  • Supervises and controls the Private Vocational Training Institutes.
  • Observes international trends and prospects in the employment sector.
  • Recognises and qualifies the professions which correspond to vocational education and training, provided by Vocational Training Institutes, according to the conditions and needs of the Greek and European markets.
  • Determines vocational rights of all vocational education and training levels, as illustrated in Law 2009/92, in co-operation with competent Ministries and social partners.
  • Recognises certificates, awarded by other Hellenic agencies of vocational education and training; renders equivalence to corresponding certificates awarded abroad and provides all necessary information concerning the recognition of rights, certificates and terms of access to professions regulated by legislation.
  • Co-ordinates activities and submits proposals to the Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs on matters concerning areas of various specialities of secondary technical - vocational education and training.
  • Determines the specifications and approves curricula of formal vocational training, provided by other agencies not being supervised by the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
  • Studies the specifications of laboratory infrastructure and educational material for vocational education and training, the spatial distribution of units and introduces new technologies in vocational education and training.
  • Exclusively conducts matters concerning the participation and representation of technical-vocational education and training which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, in national, E.U. and international organisations and programmes relevant to vocational education and training.
  • Co-operates directly with European Union agencies, on any subject relating to technical-vocational education and training falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
  • Absorbs and manages E.U. funds supporting all kinds of educational programmes related to vocational education and training falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs and carries out respective community programmes.
  • Conducts surveys and drafts studies, keeps statistical information and documentates issues related to vocational education and training.
  • Develops and conducts training programmes for trainers of vocational education and training, falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, for the representatives of social partners and for the personnel of the Organisation for Vocational Education and Training.
  • Organises training programmes for educators specialised in secondary technical-vocational education, in co-operation with relevant agencies and various departments of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
  • Conducts by order of third parties and in recompense of research, studies, publications etc., in relation to its aforementioned activities.