Olympic Training was established in 1995 as a VET centre and since then has evolved to training and consulting provider. Promoting investment into human resources towards faster vocational and entrepreneurial development, as well as combating social exclusion, are among the main aims of Olympic Training.
In this context, the company participates actively in National and European projects, community initiatives and integrated programs that are either specialized in social integration of diverse vulnerable groups and in relative research, or, aim at the transfer of innovation, good practices and know-how, connected to lifelong learning and entrepreneurship. So far, over 25,000 trainees have been trained by Olympic Training and more than 4,500,000 man-hours of vocational training have been carried out.
The promotion of equal opportunities is an inherent element of OT’s mission and hence is addressed directly or indirectly in all services; the project MILE is the latest of a long series of national and EU-funded projects with a special focus on the promotion of interculturalism and the facilitation of social and labour integration of migrants in Greece. The projects that could be characterised as milestones towards this direction, in the sense that Olympic Training was their coordinator and scientific responsible were:
- “Development of Model Patterns for the Promotion of Interculturalism” (CI-Equal 2005-2008 Developmental Partnership “Io”);
- “Creating a Register of Trained Intercultural Mediators and Networking Intercultural Mediators through an Electronic Platform” (EIF Project 1.1.b/11); the register’s management rights have been transferred since 2016 to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum;
- “Train Intercultural Mediators for a Multicultural Europe (TIME)” (Erasmus+ KA2), selected as a good practice example and success story and was nominee in the “European funding for excellence in Vocational Education and Training – Erasmus+; social inclusion – Award” in the context of the 2019 European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki;
At Olympic Training we aim at finding ways to bring about positive change through every single activity that we engage in.
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