AKMI KATARTISI EKPAIDEYSI ANONYMI ETAIREIA GREECE
Andreas Tsalamatas, Georgios Kiriakos Fragkos, Marianna Mitsi, Eva Vaiouli.
UNIVERSAL EDUCATION S.A. belongs to the AKMI Educational Group, which has been active in the field of education since 1975 and is one of the seven best VET providers in Europe, with an international EFQM excellence award. AKMI is active in 7 cities across Greece (Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Crete, Larissa, Rhodes, and Chalkida) representing almost 60% of the total VET sector in the country providing post-secondary education, of EQF levels 3-5. Every year, approximately 14.600 active students are enrolled to study one of the 107 specialties, in more than 340 laboratories in 14 different sectors within more than 37.500 m2 of infrastructure across the country. UNIVERSAL has been a pioneer actor in the vocational education & training field for 21 years, with the ability to implement innovative educational programs of vocational training at all levels. In the organisation’s certified Lifelong Learning Centre, a large number of professional training programmes are provided and implemented, including accelerated seminars with the possibility of obtaining a certificate, certified academic post-graduate training programmes as well as professional education & training programmes co-funded by the European Funds. UNIVERSAL, confirming its evolutionary character, continues to monitor the developments of the market and society & adapts to the requirements, and takes on challenges for perpetual progress. In this context, it continues to monitor the evolution of Management Systems and update its current systems, in accordance with national and international certification bodies and organizations