ATHENS – May 2018 – ReGeneration, the largest employment and professional development program in Greece “traveled” for the first time to Thessaloniki, giving the opportunity to participants from Northern Greece to attend an exciting two-day training program on May 3rd and 4th at the Piraeus Bank Conference Center.
An initiative of the Global Shapers Athens Hub and World Economic Forum, ReGeneration connects talented young graduates and companies who need skilled, trained employees to join their workforce. The program offers paid employment opportunities at multinational, and small to medium-sized companies in Greece, 64 hours of personal and professional development training, and 25 hours of social contribution to select NGOs, as well as mentoring opportunities.
This two-day, 16-hour training marks the beginning of the 6th cycle of ReGeneration, preparing participants for integration in the labor market. After successful training in Athens, Northern Greece participants had the opportunity to attend motivational speeches and gain insight on matters of professional and personal development, while renowned Human Resources executives shared tips for a successful interview as well as secrets for the perfect resume.
The two-day event began with a welcome from the Deputy Mayor of Urban Sustainability & Development Programs, Georgios Dimarelos, while the baton was passed to speakers who inspired participants with their personal professional stories. Attending the event were: Konstantinos Stroumbakis, Founder & CEO Apifon; Aphrodite Bouikidis, Consultant for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & International Partnerships, Municipality of Thessaloniki; Savvas Savvakis, Co-Founder theSARMproject; Ioanna Fotopoulou, Co-Founder of Simple Rocks; Nikos Papanotas, CEO Geekbot; and Eleni Provopoulou, Team Leader of Social Actions at ethelon Thessaloniki and Co-founder & CCO of Code it Like a Girl. Nikolas Varveris, a previous cycle ReGenerator hired at Leroy Merlin through the program, shared his personal ReGeneration experience.
The interactive HR Panel, moderated by Thodoris Panagiotopoulos, HR Consultant and Owner of Human Value HR, prepared participants for a successful interview, together with Zoe Panagiotidou, HR manager at Kleemann; Alexandra Boza, Recruiting and Employer Branding Manager at Lidl Hellas and Lidl Cyprus; Christina Dimatati, Group HR Director of Stone Group International; and Maria Rammou, HR Manager at Veltio. Vassilis Velkos, Tech Recruitment Consultant & Co-Founder of Code.Hub, gave necessary instructions for writing the perfect resume, while the coordination of the two-day event was undertaken by Vassilis Vassiliadis, Business Consultant and Facilitator.
Six rounds later, as part of its geographical expansion and development strategy, ReGeneration visited Thessaloniki to give program participants the opportunity to join companies in their local region.
For more information about ReGeneration, each program, and the conditions of participation, visit www.regeneration.gr.
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. As part of the program, participants also complete 25 volunteer hours supporting select NGOs. 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, kariera.gr, Mindshare, OTE Academy and RSM Greece.
About the Global Shapers Community
The Global Shapers community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the international non-profit organization based in Switzerland and consisting of a network of Hubs, one of which is also in Athens. The Global Shapers Athens Hub was launched in September 2011, with the aim of acting as a liaison between the WEF, the business and science community, non-profit organizations and young people under the age of 30 with special skills, encouraging them to join forces to achieve common social goals related to youth employment, entrepreneurship, and smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth and volunteering in Greece.
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