KEKAPER-REGION OF CRETE-LIFELONG LEARNING, EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT-DEVELOPMENT DIRECTION RETHYMNO REGIONAL UNIT-REGION OF CRETE
The Region of Crete is a second grade local self government authority and offers services for the benefit of the citizens. It consists of six (6) General Directorates and 36 Directorates that aim at the Economic, Social and Cultural Development of the Island.
The Region of Crete designs, plans and implements policies at regional level in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social cohesion of the territory, taking into account national and European policies.
The Region of Crete has a great experience in implementing national and European projects. Under this scope, several actions of information, promotion and diffusion of knowledge have been carried out, while some of the projects were brought into effect in co-operation with other bodies, even from abroad.
The Lifelong Learning, Education and Employment Department (LLEE), has established a significant number of national and European projects both in frame of European Initiatives and adult education and training with different target groups.
Lifelong Learning, Education and Employment Department, municipalities and other organization of Regional Unit of Rethymno, have already started a cooperative plan for educational need’s research, exchange aspects, education and training of people in rural areas according to the current demand of
the regional labor market. KEKAPER as VET provider has been certified at following thematic fields: Environment, Health & Welfare, Culture & Sport, Pedagogical, Finance and Administration, ICT, Travel & Service, Agricultural and Technical & Logistics
Followers of training programs are: migrants, unemployed and self-employed, employees, unemployed women, vulnerable groups of populations, people in poverty, single parent families and other categories (teachers, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, etc)
Our educational actions are focused on Vocational training programs, European Initiatives – Programs (Lifelong Learning Program, EQUAL, INTERREG, SEE, ERASMUS+, etc) and holistic Integrated Interventions.