Skills4Jobs : A new Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) initiative for the upgrading of the young workforce’s skills launches with two pilot projects in collaboration with ReGeneration.
Includes actions for the development of knowledge and skills, and counseling and employment of young people with the participation of SEV member companies.
This new dynamic initiative aims to equip recent graduates with relevant knowledge and skills preferred by modern, organized and extroverted companies, connecting the country’s youth with the labor market.
Designed and implemented by SEV, starting with two pilot programs in collaboration with ReGeneration, the “Skills4Jobs for Electrical Automation” and the “Skills4Jobs for IT Application Technicians” are aimed at recent graduates of technology and technical education. In particular, Skills4Jobs includes:
1. Technical skills development for Electrical Automators from IBEPE-SEV and for IT Application Technicians from the Training and Lifelong Learning Center of the Athens University of Economics and Business.
2. Soft skills development
3. Counseling & Mentoring , and
4. Employment for a period of at least six months with competitive salaries at SEV member companies located in Attica.
As the General Manager of SEV, Alexandros Hatzopoulos emphasizes: “With joy, but also with the hope to be as useful as possible for the SEV member companies and for the young men and women, we start today the Skills4Jobs program. We aim to enable our member companies to find employees with appropriate skills, to support our young people by investing in their training and employment, and to contribute in a practical and effective way to the improvement of vocational education and training of the country, through the facilitation of the transition of graduates into the modern labor market.”
Konstantinos Kintzios, Business Development Director at ReGeneration notes: “Since the birth of ReGeneration, we are convinced that the main path to exponential and healthy growth is through strategic synergies. Believing deeply in the power of multi-stakeholderism, we are today launching one of our most strategic partnerships, seeking together with SEV to build another bridge between the workforce and the labor market. Fully utilizing the know-how of the 90 and more ReGeneration academies, the 700,000+ hours of training, as well as the 2,600+ recruitments that have already been made through the program, we join forces with one of the strongest institutions in the country, preparing, for starters, two different pilot academies aiming to equip the participants with the skills necessary for the modern labor market, but also their absorption into it.”
The deadline for applications is July 5, 2022.
Major Sponsor of the SEV Skills4Jobs programs is the BODOSAKI FOUNDATION. Strategic Sponsors are Hellenic Holdings Petroleum SA. and TITAN GROUP. Sponsors are CENERGY HOLDINGS SA , ELVALHALCOR SA , GOLDAIR CARGO , OTE GROUP OF COMPANIES and SIDENOR SA .
SEV has consistently supported and promoted the private initiative in Greece since 1907. It is the independent voice of companies operating in Greece, representing more than 40% of economic activity in the country. As a social partner, SEV participates in national and European dialogue aimed at economic development, progress and social cohesion. In this regard, SEV consistently seeks to work with the government, European institutions and the other social partners to promote and implement appropriate policies. As a non-profit organization, SEV is supported exclusively by member subscriptions and sponsorships. More information on the website: www.sev.org.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. To date, 2,600 + young graduates have been placed in jobs, in 925+ companies, nationwide. The rate of renewal of cooperation between the companies and the candidates amounts to 92%, while 690,000 hours of training in soft and digital skills have been offered. ReGeneration is a non-profit program supported by: Coca-Cola and The Hellenic Initiative. For more information, visit www.regeneration.gr.