European Commission VP visits vocational school: Europe paves the way for employment and skills

The Vice President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas and the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis visited the Vocational School of the Public Employment Service - D.Y.P.A. in Egaleo, on the occasion of Europe Day.

This unit of D.Y.P.A., as well as other corresponding apprenticeship and vocational structures, is funded by the European Commission, in the context of supporting vocational training and upgrading skills.

The European Commission will continue to support such structures, through the NSRF and the Recovery Fund. It is characteristic that through the Recovery Fund the allocation of resources of 1 billion euros for the training of 500,000 unemployed and workers in digital and green skills until 2025 is foreseen, along with 140 million euros for the provision of training programs through the upgraded centers of D.YP. A. to 78,000 beneficiaries by the end of 2025 and 143 million euros for the upgrade of the infrastructure of the Vocational Schools of D.YPA. of which 108 million euros for the operational and energy upgrade of the 37 Vocational Schools. At the same time, additional credits, on a large scale, will be provided in the new NSRF.

Meeting with students

Mr. Schinas and Mr. Hatzidakis met and talked with students of the Departments of Refrigeration and Air Conditioners, Electrical Technicians and Financial Officers. In fact, as stated by the students themselves, there is a great demand for their specialties and they are particularly satisfied that they chose the apprenticeship schools of D.YPA. in relation to their professional rehabilitation.

It is noted that the students in the Apprenticeship programs of D.YPA:

• Apprentice to private or public sector companies with pay and...

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