The Organization of Tourism Education and Training (O.T.E.K) recently launched five career offices in Athens, Anavissos, Thessaloniki, Rodos and Heraklion so as to create a direct link between its graduates and potential employers. The offices provide information on employment opportunities and advice on self-employment, training programs, seminars in Greece or abroad and exchange programs.
The career offices aim to act as a valuable tool for members of the travel and tourism sector and its graduates as it seeks personnel for the former and provides job opportunities for the latter thus “creating systematic communication and a mechanism for mutual information in order to respond to the requirement of specialized personnel in the tourism industry.”
The service was realized by the European Union, within the framework of the operational program ‘”Competitiveness” and is 80 percent co-financed by the European Social Fund and 20 percent through national funding. Information on service provided by the career offices can be found on www.career-otek.gr.