The Institute of Vocational Training AKMI (AKMI S.A.) was founded back in 1989 and today it is one of the leading Vocational Training Institutes in Greece providing post-secondary education. It operates in 16 buildings all over Greece with a total space area of 31,288 km. AKMI is divided in 13 Departments, hosts 342 different labs and provides training in 107 occupations. It has more than 13.000 active students, while its key strategic advantage is its human capital as AKMI employs experts on a great variety of industries and sciences. The institution has been distinguished as one of the 7 Best VET institutions in Europe, while also receiving numerous honours such as the Education Business Awards and the prize for Economic Support Policies and Programs in support vulnerable social groups.
The main aim of AKMI S.A. is to provide high quality educational services in a wide variety of expertise including new fields and areas, so as to ensure timely matching of labor market needs by highly trained professionals with strong academic records and extensive experience. Overall the Institute employs 73 people as permanent staff while it is collaborating with a multitude of teachers who are entrusted with the delivery of courses to students. The courses provided are recognized by the Ministry of Education and meet European standards. AKMI is present in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Heraklion (Crete) and Larissa covering the largest Metropolitan areas of the country, offering a series of complementary services to its students such as foreign language courses, ICT certification, Internship Programmes, Career Office, Career Day events and a Virtual Learning Environment.