Developmental Center of Thessaly

Developmental Center of Thessaly (AKETH), located in Trikala, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing equal access to knowledge, fostering sustainability and well-being, and creating a brighter future for all. Having the dual role of Vocational Training Center and Developmental Center, it acts in the direction of contributing to employment and addressing wider social challenges, as well as increasing the competitiveness and development of small and medium enterprises in the region of Thessaly. Through diverse training programs it creates career prospects for both young and adult participants. Our main objective is to encourage entrepreneurship and individual initiative as a solution to high unemployment rates, particularly in southeastern Europe.

Our Mission

Our mission is to drive positive change in society and business by delivering innovative solutions that address complex challenges. Our approach involves pushing the limits of what can be achieved through research, innovation, and cooperation, all with the goal of shaping a better future.

Certifications / Awards

AKETH is certifiied VET provider by the National Accreditation Organization for Vocational Training/Skills and has been certified as adult educators/trainers examination center by E.O.P.P.E.P.’s [National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)].

AKETH has been awarded for the implementation of its exemplary vocational education and training projects under Leonardo da Vinci programme over the year 2011 from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY - Greek National Agency).

Aketh is a member of:

• the Hellenic Association of Continuing Vocational Training Centers.
• the European Network for Transfer and Exploitation of EU Project Results
• the Drop’pin community -Europe’s youth opportunities platform
• EPALE membership community for Adult Learning in Europe

Key Personnel of EU Projects Directorate