The possibility of launching hiring and training programs, in view of
the start of the summer tourism season, for the unemployed at Greek destinations,
was discussed recently between Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas and the
governor of Greece’s Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) Spiros
Konsolas and Protopsaltis focused on the possibility of running training
programs for high-demand jobs in tourism.
The talks follow recently announced ministry plans for
the upgrade of tourism education, include setting up a university
specializing in tourism studies, upgrading curricula offered at current vocational
training programs, and introducing modern areas of specialization that will
correspond to the country’s development model for tourism in the coming years.
Ministry’s priority: to do away with outdated practices
Konsolas has repeatedly stressed that the ministry’s priority is aiming to do away with outdated
practices and introduce modern fields of study, utilize modern technologies,
and collaborate with universities abroad.