IEK

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I.E.K or IEK, is the Greek abbreviated name of Institute of Vocational Training [a] [1] (Greek: Ινστιτούτο Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης) in Greece.


Public and private I.E.K.[edit]

Public and private I.E.K. offer postsecondary courses accredited by the Ministry of Education (Greek: ΥΠ.Π.Ε.Θ.) and the agency of EOPPEP - National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (Greek: Εθνικός Οργανισμός Πιστοποίησης Προσόντων και Επαγγελματικού Προσανατολισμού - Ε.Ο.Π.Π.Ε.Π.). [2]

There are over 100 public I.E.K. (Greek: ΔΙΕΚ) in the administrative regions of Greece, and also over 50 private I.E.K. (Greek: IIEK) supervised and controlled by EOPPEP, recognized by the Ministry of Education. Additionally, they operate public IEKs administrated by the, Ministry of Tourism [3] at which has its own admission terms with only educational courses in hospitality and tourism, Workforce Employment Organisation of Greece (OAED, Greek: ΟΑΕΔ), National Emergency Aid Centre (Greek: ΕΚΑΒ) [4].


Admission to a public IEK is granted on the basis of the grade from senior secondary leaving certificate (high school, lyceum, Level 4) or vocational high school or another international school equivalent; the grade from junior secondary leaving certificate (gymnasium, Level 3) only in case that a vocational course of IEK has a required age of admission at which a student is allowed to attend; the social insurance stamps from applicants with relevant self-employed or employee work experience; and other criteria additionally on an individual basis will be assessed. The public IEKs are all free education for students and not charged any tuition. The courses may have required or recommended if necessary study materials at student its own cost. IEK course offerings are adult training only, but at times some courses are non-adult training only.

Awards and accreditation[edit]

Certificate of Vocational Training[edit]

The Certificate of Vocational Training (Greek: Βεβαίωση Επαγγελματικής Εκπαίδευσης) is corresponded to a five semesters full-time programme of vocational education which only certifies the student has attended all mandatory 4 semesters of 1200 hours at a school and has worked practically 960 hours at a work placement [b] as part of curriculum, hence also being known as curricular practicum or 5th semester. The work placement is a paid contract CDD compulsory by law [c] at an employment positioning and can be considered upon graduation or during 3rd or 4th semester. However, a student who having already obtained at least 120 social insurance stamps from working of its study of specialisation, it can to choose the right for exemption from 5th semester. The Certificate of Vocational Training is also known as Attestation of Vocational Specialization and Vocational Training Attestation.

Diploma of Vocational Training / Accreditation[edit]

The public or private IEK Certificate of Vocational Training graduates are therefore eligible to take examinations to practice a trade upon completion of National Accreditation Examinations (Greek: Εξετάσεις Πιστοποίησης) administered by the EOPPEP organisation. Once, they have been successfully passed then are awarded Diploma of Vocational Training (Greek: Δίπλωμα Επαγγελματικής Εκπαίδευσης και Κατάρτισης) corresponds to classification of qualification at Level 5 of the National Qualification Framework NQF of Greece [5] (Greek: Εθνικό Πλαίσιο Προσόντων) and European Qualifications Framework EQF, at Level 4 of International Standard Classification of Education ISCED of UNESCO.


The last updates on professional accreditation for each speciality are published at EOPPEP website [2]. Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma is awarded by the EOPPEP [6] organisation, it is also known as Vocational Training Diploma, a comparable to a French advanced technician's certificate Brevet de Technicien Supérieur. Internationally the IEK institute is equivalent to a Institute of Professional Studies, TVET, Vocational Educational Training (VET) school. [7] [8]


Vocational Training Diploma

Certificate supplement[edit]

A Certificate Supplement [9] of Europass is available in Greek and English, awarded by the EOPPEP – National Europass Centre of Greece. It is a documen includes additional information and standardised description about the content and status of the qualification of studies ensuring that qualifications are easily understood, especially outside the country where they were awarded, but not guarantee recognition – it is not a CV nor a substitute qualification for the original and does not have any legal status in itself.

Organisation and Administration[edit]

Structure[edit]

The course offerings [10] [d] are divided into sectors which are then subdivided into departments and schools of specialisation:

  • Sector of Technology Applications
    • Informatics and Computing
      • SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND INTRANET / INTERNET SERVICES TECHNICIAN
      • COMPUTER NETWORKS TECHNICIAN
      • MEDICAL Ι.Τ. APPLICATIONS TECHNICIAN
      • IT APPLICATIONS TECHNICIAN
      • MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS TECHNICIAN
      • COMPUTER AND OFFICE ELECTRONIC MACHINES TECHNICIAN
      • COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
      • TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
      • WEB DESIGNER-DEVELOPER
      • INTERNET TECHNICIAN
    • Chemical Applications
      • MATERIAL CONTROL TECHNICIAN
      • CERAMICS TECHNICIAN
      • TECHNICIAN OF MEDICINES, COSMETICS & SIMILAR PRODUCTS
    • Apparel and Footwear
      • COSTUME AND FASHION DESIGNER
      • CLERICAL TAILOR
      • LEATHERWEAR - LEATHER ACCESSORIES TECHNICIAN
    • Structural Projects
    • Mechanical
      • GAS FUEL TECHNICIAN
      • AUTOMOBIL TECHNICIAN
      • HVAC INSTALLATIONS TECHNICIAN
      • COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC) MACHINE TOOL TECHNICIAN
      • THERMAL AND HYDRAULIC FACILITIES TECHNICIAN
      • WORK MACHINERY (WM) TECHNICIAN
      • MECHATRONICS TECHNICIAN
      • MARINE ENGINES AND PLEASURE BOATS TECHNICIAN
      • MOPED AND MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN
      • AUTOMOBILE PAINT AND BODY REPAIR TECHNICIAN
      • HEATING FACILITIES TECHNICIAN
      • WATER SUPPLY – SEWAGE FACILITIES TECHNICIAN
    • Electrical, Electronics, Automation
      • ELEVATOR TECHNICIAN
      • AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN
      • TECHNICIAN OF INTERNAL ELECTRICAL FACILITIES
      • AYTOMOBILE ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN
      • HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ELECTRICIAN
      • POWER ENGINES WINDING TECHNICIAN
      • COMPUTER AND OFFICE ELECTRONIC MACHINES TECHNICIAN
      • ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
      • MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS TECHNICIAN
      • MOBILE TELEPHONY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN
      • TECHNICIAN OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
      • RADIO-TELEVISION AND ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC ARRANGEMENTS TECHNICIAN
      • ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN OF SMALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES
      • TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
  • Sector of Business Administration and Economics
    • MANAGEMENT SECRETARY
    • SECRETARY OF LEGAL PROFESSIONS
    • TEIRESIAS – INDIVIDUALS WITH VISION PROBLEMS - CALL CENTRE OPERATORS
    • DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN
    • CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
    • ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL BUSINESS EXECUTIVE
    • INSURANCE SPECIALIST
    • MARKETING AND PRODUCT PROMOTION SPECIALIST
    • IT ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
    • SALES SPECIALIST
    • ACCOUNTING OFFICE SPECIALIST
    • REAL ESTATE AGENT - MANAGER
    • STATISTICAL MARKET RESEARCH AND POLLING SPECIALIST
    • BOOKSTORE SPECIALIST
    • INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE SPECIALIST
    • PUBLISHING HOUSE SPECIALIST
    • INDUSTRY - SMALL BUSINESS COST SPECIALIST
    • SMALL-BUSINESS EMPLOYEE
    • BANK OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
    • LOGISTICS SPECIALIST
    • STOCK EXCHANGE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
    • SUPPLIES AND WAREHOUSE MANAGER
  • Sector of Agriculture, Food Technology, Nutrition
    • Agriculture
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Food and Beverage Technology
  • Sector of Health and Welfare
  • Sector of Applied Arts and Artistic Studies
  • Sector of Communication and Mass Media
  • Sector of Hospitality and Tourism Enterprises
  • Further Sectors of Study and Course Offerings

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Not to be confused with the Higher Education Institutions (University, TEI - Technological Educational Institute or Institute of Technology), nor the Research Institution (RI). The Higher Education Institutions HEIs authorisation of university degree awarding powers (DAPs) has at least 6 Level of the National Qualification Framework of Greece.
b.^ A student in terms of curricular practicum is both a trainee and employee at a work placement has a fixed-term contract of employment CDD, term known as internship.
c. ^ IEK curricular practicum term by government-funded fixed contract CCD: Join Ministerial Decision 139931, 08.09.2015, Government Gazette 1953 Issue Β, 10.09.2015. Ministerial Decision 5954/2014, Article 3, Government Gazette 1807 Issue Β, 02.07.2014. And the Law 4186/2013, Article 23, Government Gazette 193 Issue Α, 17.09.2013.
d.^ New course offerings (programmes of study) may be launched at times, or others in use they can be withdrawed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministerial Decision 5954 Government Gazette 1807/2-6-2014" (PDF).(in Greek)
  2. ^ a b "National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance". EOPPEP - Organization for VET and NQF.(in Greek)(in English)
  3. ^ "Institute of Vocational Training (IEK) of Ministry of Tourism".(in Greek)
  4. ^ "Institute of Vocational Training (IEK) of Ministry of Health".(in Greek)
  5. ^ "National Qualification Framework NQF of Greece".(in Greek)(in English)
  6. ^ "Greece NQF Referencing Report" (PDF). Ministry of Education.(in English)
  7. ^ "CEDEFOP – European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Vocational education and training in Greece". CEDEFOP.(in Greek)(in English)
  8. ^ "VET2 Business – Report on Collection of VET Curricula 30-07-2018" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Europass Certificate Supplement (CS)". EOPPEP.(in Greek)(in English)
  10. ^ "Course Offerings of IEKs". General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning.(in Greek)

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