EDUCATION, RESEARCH & INNOVATION

 

  • The Group supports and participates in the European initiative Pact4Youth (the "The European Pact for Youth"), a mutual commitment undertaken by businesses, social partners, youth groups, NGOs, etc. with the aim of helping the new generation in vocational training and quality education, apprenticeship programs and employability, without exclusions.        
  • Opportunities for practical work at the Group for University and Technical College students.
  • Engagement of new graduates at various administrative units of the Group.
  • Organising Skill Development Seminars (entrepreneurship, marketing, inter-personal relations).
  • Organising educational visits to industrial facilities of the Group. More than 4,000 school and university students participated in 2017.
  • Collaboration with AIESEC Greece for sponsoring apprenticeships abroad for five young people in the context of the "Global Talent" program.
  • Collaborations with Universities in Greece for post-graduate studies (University of Piraeus, Polytechnic School of Crete, Economic University of Athens, ALBA, National Polytechnic School, the "Demokritos" National Centre of Scientific Research, etc.). To this day, 35 scholarships have been awarded.
  • Scholarships for outstanding students from all over Greece who wish to engage in full-course post-graduate studies abroad for two years at maximum. The program aims at supporting students who wish to enrich their skills by specializing in three sectors: Engineering, Finance & Administration and Carbohydrates Research & Exploitation. It was realised in 2017 for the fifth year, and up to now 44 scholarships have been awarded in leading universities internationally (MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Imperial College, Berkeley, etc.)
  • Awards for students entering Universities and Technical Colleges from the nearby Municipalities of Thriasion and West Thessaloniki. In 2017 the program was realised for the 10th year, and 3,039 students have received the awards.
  • Awards for outstanding students - children of Group employees, who were admitted to Higher Education institutions.
  • Collaboration with the Goulandris Museum of Natural History for the "Minerals and Man" exhibition.
  • Support for the "Virtual Business" program run by the Junior Achievement Greece non-profit organization, with the participation of Group employees.
  • Support for competitions in robotics and digital interactive learning programs.
  • Donation of educational material (computers, printers, interactive panels) to schools.
  • Support for school and university student competitions (EBEC, Best) and vocational orientation events (Career Guide, TED X Academy).
  • Support for local community libraries (lectures, book donations, etc.).
  • Natural science laboratories in 25 schools in Thriasion and West Thessaloniki.