The Volos Municipality vocational training institute (I.E.K.) is the sequel to the "SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS", founded in 1986 by the "Artistic Organization of Volos Municipality" with financial support from the European Social Fund of the EEC and the Municipality of Volos. The School, having then 7 specialties active, along with the "free workshops", contributed to the city`s artistic image. During its operation (1986-1994), the School had developed partnerships with foreign institutions through community programs.
A significant support for the School was its recognition by EOMMEX, providing 5 scholarships (1989 & 1992), to its graduates, exceptionally, for postgraduate studies in English and Italian institutes.
The occupational settlement rate of graduates is high and many have already developed high professional and creative activity. The "SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS" later evolved to the Volos` Municipal Institute of Vocational Training (I.I.E.K. of Volos Municipality) according to the Ministry of Education`s LD 2009/92 and thus joined the "National System of Vocational Education and Training". The I.E.K. operation represents the new institution for young people.
The "National System of Vocational Education and Training" (ESEEK) shields manpower with substantial and typical professional experience and skills to enable them to meet the tough competition of the unified European market.
Under this system operates the Education and Training Organization (O.E.E.K.), which is responsible for the planning, organization, operation and supervision of all IEKs in Greece. O.E.E.K. actualizes the leap that our country needs, in the field that constitutes the pivot of a country`s economic growth.
Vocational Training Institutes (IEKs) represent the new level of professional training (post-secondary level).
High school graduates, studying in IEK institutions, can now acquire not only substantial qualifications for their absorption into the labor market, but also a Vocational Training Diploma, officially recognized both in Greece and in the E.U.
Thus, occupational way is offered to thousands of young people who hitherto remained without professional skills. Furthermore, employees who want to obtain additional professional skills or even change their occupation may also register at the same institutes.
The new institution provides:
- Substantial Vocational Training
- Official State Diploma
- Military Service Deferment
- Insurance against all accidents
Single, Technical or Interdepartmental Senior High School Graduates: 4 Semesters
NATIONAL DIPLOMA ACQUISITION
Following the 4-semester training, Certification examinations are conducted for the acquisition of the State Qualification.
SPECIALTIES OF VOLOS MUNICIPALITY V.T.I. (I.E.K.)
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ARTS, CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR
- HANDMADE JEWELRY TECHNICIAN
- JEWELRY PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
- HANDMADE POTTERY TECHNICIAN
- POTTERY PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
- PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA GRAPHIC ARTIST
- DECORATION TECHNICIAN
- COSTUMERY & FASHION DESIGN SPECIALIST
- PHOTO TAKING TECHNICIAN
- PHOTO LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
- WORKS OF ART MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
- PAINTING MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Since 2007, our V.T.I. expanded with new specialties of the Tourism Sector:
- COOKING ART TECHNICIAN
- RECEPTION AND HOSPITALITYMANAGER
The Volos Municipality V.T.I. (I.E.K.) is housed in an elegant building of 2.500 m2, industrially designed, with workshops, classrooms, exhibition areas and space for events, a canteen, management facilities, a library-reading room and a large courtyard; our V.T.I. is located at the corner of 1 R.Feraiou and Chiron St., in the `Epta Platania` region (`Seven Plane trees`).
The fully-equipped rooms, the instructors` high level, educational tours-trips, the participation in activities of Volos` Municipality, specialized seminars, the friendly atmosphere, are all factors that differentiate the Volos Municipality V.T.I. from other institutes. The Volos Municipality V.T.I. participates in community programs for student exchanges and training - at institutions of countries within Europe. The success rate of students in the certification examinations for the national diploma is very high.
Many graduates run their own workshops successfully not only in Volos but also in other cities; they have developed great business activity. The Volos Municipality V.T.I. undertakes the process of preparing for the continuation of studies in other EU countries.