The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE), a Greek social partner representing SMEs, with invaluable experience in course design and European project implementation is the leader of the project. Representatives of IME GSEVEE participate in constant and ad hoc committees and organs related to with Work-Based Learning and especially apprenticeships, as foreseen in the Greek legal framework. According to the new "Quality Framework for Apprenticeships", national social partners (such as IME GSEVEE) and the Greek Public Employment Service (OAED), are responsible for implementing training programs for in-company trainers.
ViaSyst Synergy Services SA (Viasyst) is a Swiss private IT company -the unique organisation- whose core business, since 2008, is to design, develop and operate as SaaS (Software as a Service) dematerialized IT solutions for operating management system certification schemes, personal competence certification schemes and e-learning platform and pedagogical engineering. It has a long experience and already developed the IT platform for operating two personal competence certification schemes (LdV CERTITUDE project and ERASMUS+ CERTI4TRAIN project). ViaSyst assists and secures scheme owners in ensuring and monitoring their schemes' implementation consistency and integrity.
Bahçesehir Universitesi Foundation is a Turkish international standards achieving university with international collaborations throughout EU and other countries and numerous bilateral agreements. It has campuses at fifteen different locations worldwide while it aims to educate the work force of future, people who have competence in specific subjects by also having an inquiring mind and a critical thinking mindset. The Office of International Relations at BAU plays an important role in increasing the number of industrial, commercial and university partners and bilateral agreements.
Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) is the Greek PES (Public Employment Service) under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity. In the field of VET (Vocational Education and Training) it implements dual Apprenticeship system at 50 Vocational Schools (EPAS). It also operates 30 Vocational Institutes (IEK), 30 Career Offices and 6 Continuous VET Centers (KEK). OAED is the main apprenticeship provider at national level, since 1952. It has successfully transferred in Greece the Central European apprenticeship system, which combines in-class vocational education with practice. The dual Apprenticeship system implemented by OAED's Vocational School involves theoritical and laboratory courses and on-the-job training for its students at both private and public sector enterprises.
EFCoCErt (Fondation EFCoCert) is a Swiss Foundation created in June 2014 in the context of a European project (LdV TOI Certitude) to ensure sustainability and exploitation of ISO 17024 compliant certification schemes for non-regulated professions in Europe. It is highly experienced in the validation of non-formal and informal competences, competence assessment and competence matrix development. It is dedicated to set and operate competence certification schemes in accordance to ISO rules, respecting a rigorous integrity management.
Centre for Factories of the Future Limited (C4FF) is a British SME with RTD capacity acting as the instigator of the Factories of the Future projects in the UK and supported similar development in the EU. It has been involved in designing adn developing higher, vocational and online training courses and assessments for over two decades. It has many years of experience in quality assurance and security national and international accreditation from professional bodies and examination boards. Over the last two decades C4FF has been a partner and coordinator of multiple EU funded projects which developed vocational training courses and assessments for specific sectors (with some of these projects being awarded as "Best in Europe").
Dimosio Institouto Epaggelmatikis Katartisis (DIEK Aigaleo) is the oldest and the biggest post-secondary public vocational educational training institution in Greece, with up-to-date laboratories in spacious buildings, excellent learning environment and 16 different specializations. The institution was established in 1992 and has 787 students and 170 teachers of various specializations. It delivers vocational training for working students, i.e. secondary school graduates who did not accomplish to continue their studies at university level and preferred to attend vocational training at a post-secondary education level. Among them there are adults as well as graduates who wish to change their career or to add more skills for a better professional development.