Establishment of a Data Science Academy for young graduates
Great collaboration for ReGeneration and Papastratos with a new academy in the sought-after data industry
July 27, 2021: Combining ReGeneration’s know-how and the evolution of Papastratos into a company based on technology and science, the ” ReGeneration Academy on Data Science ” highlights next generation scientists in the field of data analysis!
ReGeneration Academy on Data Science powered by Papastratos is an innovative training program in Data Science, a popular field in the labor market. This initiative aims to transfer specialized, practical knowledge to young graduates, to support them in landing jobs in the Greek market.
The data scientist profession is ranked among the best in the world, as reported by Forbes, while, according to relevant research, the degree of use, and importance of business intelligence in modern entrepreneurship, is constantly evolving. The program has a total duration of 100 training hours, and will be executed digitally over a period of 6 weeks, under the guidance of Code.Hub, the first IT Hub in Greece by developers, for developers. The young men and women who will participate will have the opportunity to attend a series of intensive theoretical and practical training workshops, while upon completion of training, they will be able to work in attractive roles such as data analyst, business intelligence engineer, data scientist, etc.
Mr. Giorgos Partsakoulakis, General Manager of People and Culture of Papastratos, characteristically stated about the the program:
“Evolution and change have been in Papastratos’ DNA for 90 years now. Realizing our vision for a world without cigarettes, we are reborn through a continuous business and organizational transformation. With this collaboration, we are investing in a promising field of the future, offering important skills and career prospects to dozens of young people, and at the same time, strengthening our decision-making capabilities based on data science.”
On behalf of ReGeneration, Konstantinos Kintzios, Business Development Director notes:
“All of us at ReGeneration envision the democratization of opportunity for young people in Greece. A vision that we see being fulfilled, both through the innovative post-university training programs (up/re-skilling) we have been implementing for the last seven years, as well as through strategic collaborations with pioneering organizations in their field, with the ultimate goal of increasing youth employability in our country. With this as a compass, it is our pleasure to collaborate with Papastratos, creating an academy in a cutting-edge sector, with great impact and growth in the labor market, investing in the personal and professional development of our young people and expanding our social footprint.”
Those interested can review participation terms and submit their applications through https : // regeneration . gr / regeneration – academy – on – data – science – powered – by – papastratos
Applications will remain open until August 25, 2021 at 14:00.
With a vision to democratize post-university education and career opportunities for young graduates in our country, ReGeneration is the largest employment and training program in Greece. An initiative of the Global Shapers Athens Hub and World Economic Forum, ReGeneration was created with the goal of contributing to youth employment, bridging the skills gap, and combating “brain drain.” The program addresses talented young graduates (up to 29 years old) in a range of specialties with 0 – 3 years of work experience, who strive to stand out as young professionals in Greece. ReGeneration offers participants 6 months (minimum) paid employment at multinational companies and SMEs in Greece, and 32 hours of training with a focus on personal and professional development, as well as mentoring opportunities with renowned market executives. In addition, ReGeneration Academy has offered some 510,000 hours of new skills training in the latest technologies and industries facing a lack of professional talent (ie. Digital Marketing, Data Science, AI, Coding, Supply Chain, Hospitality, AgriFood, Customer Experience). As part of the program, participants also complete 25 volunteer hours supporting select NGOs, amounting to some 17,500 total volunteer hours thus far. To date, ReGeneration has placed over 2,000 young graduates in roles at over 800 participating companies nationwide, and has, through its various programs, offered 440,000 hours of training in soft and digital skills. In addition, some 92% of participants’ contracts are extended beyond the 6-month minimum paid employment, while it is estimated that salaries of young graduates placed through the ReGeneration program thus far have amounted to some 15 million euros.
ReGeneration is a non-profit program supported by: Coca-Cola, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Select partners offering necessary services, know-how and resources to the program include: Arctic Shores, ethelon, Job-Pairs, Mindshare, OTE Academy and RSM Greece.
For more information about ReGeneration, each program, and the conditions of participation, visit www.regeneration.gr.
Papastratos, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI), is a leader in the production and marketing of cigarettes and smoke-free tobacco products in Greece for nine decades. In 2017, it turned a page in its history and took a leading role in the radical transformation of the tobacco industry and the realization of PMI’s big vision for a world free of cigarettes for the benefit of adult smokers who have chosen to continue smoking, and society in general. With a significant investment of 300 million euros, Papastratos turned its factory in Aspropyrgos into an exclusive unit for the production of heated tobacco rods for the new, innovative product with potentially lower risk compared to the cigarette: IQOS, PMI’s first product which does not burn smoke. In April 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the release of IQOS in the US and deemed the product suitable for public health protection. By June 2021, more than 14 million adult smokers worldwide, and more than 320,000 in Greece, had chosen the new technology available in 67 countries. In recent years, Papastratos has consistently implemented an extensive Corporate Social Responsibility program for the relief of vulnerable social groups. It has been repeatedly awarded as Best Workplace and Top Employer for its dynamic work environment, while it is the first Greek company with Equal Salary certification. Papastratos has emerged as the “No. 1 Remarkable Company in Greece” and as the “No. 1 Remarkable Industry” by Fortune magazine, while it is the first certified “Smoke-Free” company in Greece by TÜV Austria Hellas. More information about the Papastratos may be found at www.papastratosmazi.gr