The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.
|Author:||MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANIZATION (OAED)|
MARIA KARAMESINI, GOVERNOR
NATASA SAKKA, HEAD OF IVET DIRECTORATE
MARIA BARTSOKA, HEAD OF DPT OF IVET DIRECTORATE
|Types of organisation:||Education and training providers|
The dual Apprenticeship system has been implemented by 51 OAED Vocational Schools since 1952. It is estimated that approximately 7500 students annually enroll in two-year Apprenticeship programmes run by OAED Vocational Schools (EPAS). We have concluded, in line with European and international practice, that qualitative Apprenticeship schemes can be both an effective tool against youth unemployment and an investment in the future workforce of a country. OAED Apprenticeship Schools have successfully contributed to their graduates’ integration into the labour market.
In the context of the Re-engineering of its business model and especially in the Axis for the "Support of the implementation of Apprenticeship", OAED has included actions aiming at the improvement and the upgrading of the Apprenticeship system.
Moreover, according to a survey which was conducted 2 years ago, almost 45% of EPAS graduates remain in employment after finishing on-the-job training.
OAED’S objectives in VET include:
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MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANIZATION (OAED) is the Greek Public Employment Service (PES). The operation of OAED is based on the following three pillars: (i) promotion of employment; (ii) unemployment insurance and social protection of maternity and family; (iii) vocational education and training.
OAED is the public authority and central structure managing:
More specifically, OAED is a legal entity of public law supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance, and Welfare. It is directed by its Governor and Administrative Board.
|Area of action: Supply|
|Area of action: Quality|
|Area of action: Image|
OAED co-operates with the Ministries of Employment and Education for the improvement of apprenticeship system at national level. Moreover, OAED’s apprenticeship is supported by social partners. An advisory committee for the improvement of Apprenticeship with the participation of social partners was launched in 2014.
Finally, the new Greek “Quality Framework for Apprenticeship” foresees more active involvement of labour market stakeholders in the design and implementation of VET schemes in Greece.