Profile of VET organisation
Name of organization: ALGORITHM – Centre of Liberal Studies on Computer Science
Type of VET institute: Post secondary non tertiary vocational education and training
No of staff: 1-10
No of trainees: 101-500
ALGORITHM is a Centre of Liberal Studies active in the field of training and lifelong education in Computer Science. It mainly targets post-secondary trainees but also small children with the aim to teach them a wide variety of subjects related to computers, ranging from simple usage to specialised seminars of professional orientation like programming, graphics design, web design, electronic press, digital photography and more.
Description of good practice
Title: Practical training of trainees using work assignments from companies
The Centre for Liberal Studies ALGORITHM has come to an agreement and is implementing in the last 5 years special programs for practical training of its trainees in cooperation with private organisations and companies in the region of Florina. In this way, the trainees have the possibility to practice and implement the knowledge that they have acquired during the lessons on the basis of real work assignments. The trainees do not work in the companies (as this would leave companies exposed to labour inspection or security problems) but instead, the owners/ managers of the companies come to the centre’s facilities on agreed dates and times and assign work to the trainees, who will have to fulfil them in predefined time limits. The successful completion of these assignments is not only the precondition for the trainees to be able to participate in the certification exams but also a motive for the entrepreneurs to choose as employees for their companies the centre’s trainees.
Responsible: Chrisochoidis Vasilios
- Document of Trainee Performance Evaluation by the centre’s responsible.
- Document of Trainee Performance Evaluation by the cooperating company
- Report on Exploitation of Outcomes of the practical training
- Satisfaction - Assessment Questionnaire of the practical training by the trainees
Evaluation and Review:
Till today, the number of companies that have agreed to participate in the practical training programme of ALGORITHM centre is such that allows the renewal of the participating companies every 2 or 3 years. In this way, the Centre achieves to have different work assignments and implementation requirements each time, thus prohibiting the use and exchange of already developed implementations between the trainees. In cooperation with the companies' responsibles the Centre assures the correct selection and distribution of work assignments that will be developed by the trainees. The Centre also renews regularly the documents for the trainee performance evaluation and the satisfaction - assessment questionnaire.