The Program

Regional Action for the Employment and Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups in the Ionian Islands

Counseling, Training and Certification Actions will be implemented for 500 unemployed people in the Ionian Islands, who belong to the target groups: a) Unemployed 15-29 years old and b) Long term unemployed aged 29-55 years, in the context of the Regional Action for the Employment and Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups in the Ionian Islands” of the Operational Program 2014-2020. The leader of the Act is the Regional Vocational Training Center of the Municipality of Zakynthos and the main goal is to prepare the beneficiaries to join the labor market.

The action aims to the beneficiaries’ knowledge and skills acquisition that will have a direct and positive impact on enhancing their CV and integration into the labor market.

The duration of each training program is 300 hours (100 hours of theoretical training and 200 hours of practical training in enterprises). The training allowance received by the trainee per training hour is € 5.00 mixed (total € 1,500), provided that he has completed the training and has participated in the certification process.

1,500 € Allowance

The participants who will complete the training program and pass the certification exams will receive an educational allowance of € 1,500.

500 unemployed

will receive up-to-date training and accreditation to improve their chances of finding a job.

8 educational items

on issues related to tourism, food, trade and exports.

Certification of knowledge and skills

from a recognized certification body, which will make a positive contribution to increasing the employment prospects of the successful candidates.

300 hours of training

and in particular 100 hours of theoretical training and 200 hours of practical training in private sector enterprises.

The training programs for the unemployed will be implemented in all the Prefectures of the Ionian Islands, namely:

Regional unit Title – Thematic subject of training Trainees
Corfu Hotel Receptionist / Customer Service Officer 50
Retail Sales Promoter 20
Travel agency Officer 50
E-commerce & Hospitality Sales & Marketing 20
Supply Chain Management Officer 20
Total Number of Trainees for the Regional Unit 160
Kefalonia Export Activities Management Officer 40
Hotel Receptionist / Customer Service Officer 40
E-commerce & Hospitality Sales & Marketing 25
Total Number of Trainees for the Regional Unit 105
Zakynthos Food Sector Officer 40
Travel agency Officer 20
Hotel Receptionist / Customer Service Officer 50
Retail seller 25
Total Number of Trainees for the Regional Unit 135
Lefkada Export Activities Management Officer 25
Hotel Receptionist / Customer Service Officer 50
Travel agency Officer 25
Total Number of Trainees for the Regional Unit 100
Total 500

The above distribution of beneficiaries is indicative. The Regional Vocational Training Center of the Municipality of Zakynthos reserves the right to vary the allocation according to the needs arising from the employment of potential beneficiaries by Regional Unit and the demand for training services during the implementation of the programs.

Possible allocation of the number of beneficiaries by type in each Regional unit is subject to the approval of the Special Management Service of the «Ionian Islands 2014-2020» Operational Program and is followed by a substantiated request from the Regional Vocational Training Center of the Municipality of Zakynthos.