April 5, 2021
“Adopt a Ship” Program is now in 57 classes of 33 Elementary Schools (Keratsini, Korydallos, Nikaia, Piraeus, Salamina, Alexandroupoli, Chania, Chalkida, Chios, Hydra, Ioannina, Kefalonia, Larissa, Spetses, Syros, Trikala, Volos, Peiramatiko Panepistimiou Athinon, American Community Schools, Athens College, Ekpaideutiria Panou, Ekpaideutiria Taxiarchis, Jeanne D' Arc and Psychico College), with 48 vessels from 24 Greek Shipping Companies.
January 26, 2021
Adopt a Ship Program, always with the approval of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, is running its third school year Panhellenic in 25 classes of 11 Elementary Schools with 25 vessels from 12 Greek Shipping Companies.
September 15, 2020
PROJECT CONNECT has been restructured and offers Work-Study Programs.
September 11, 2019
The Adopt a Ship family grows with new schools and shipping companies, reaching 33 classes from 16 schools, both pravate and public, and 26 vessels from 14 shipping companies. 650 pupils are in contact with Captains and crew, learning with enthusiasm, enjoying and branding the Hellenic Shipping Idustry.
The first e-mails are exchanged.
June 5, 2019
The Public Elementary Schools of Piraeus celebrate the Adopt a Ship program 1st pilot finale in an evening festival of presentations about Shipping and Seafaring and request for more vessels to expand the program.
March 27-28, 2019
The first e-mail correspondence between classroom and captain. The educators use the correspondence for lesson plans in geography, mathematics, language, history, and much more.
February 1, 2019
launches Adopt a Ship in 6 public elementary schools of Piraeus and 1 private elementary school, Athens College.
January 15, 2019
Holds the 1st pilot Adopt a Ship program meeting with all the interested teachers, principals, and shipping companies’ representatives.
October 9, 2018
PROJECT CONNECT receives the official authorization from the Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs to implement the Adopt a Ship program into public elementary schools of Piraeus and its district.
June 18, 2018
Adopt a Ship maritime educational program receives the official endorsement by the Greek Ministry of Shipping.
March 8, 2018
Organizes a Woman’s Day event to present the Adopt a Ship educational program to shipping community and offers 6 paid Internships in Shipping companies.
January 24, 2018
Project Connect introduces the “Adopt a Ship” maritime education project-based program to the President of the Elementary Public Schools of Piraeus which receives enthusiastic welcome.
January – December 2017
Offers 10 paid internships in shipping companies, and re-structures itself after its impact increasing awareness and more organizations like it, in order to accommodate new needs.
December 12, 2016
Organizes the X-Mas “LOVE for SHIPPING” Fun-d-raising Party by Friends of Shipping to support PROJECT CONNECT paid Internships fund.
October 6, 2016
Presents "Opportunities at Sea" at Tsakos Auditorium and offers shipping’s next generation workforce a chance to explore job opportunities at sea. Captain Panagiotis Tsakos, Nicolas A. Pappadakis and George A. Tsavliris share their sea experiences with the audience and encourage them to become seafarers.
June 10, 2016
Offers a paid internship to a candidate from the audience at the “Young Executives Shipping” (YES) forum at Posidonia, at Metropolitan Expo.
April 23, 2016
Presents “NIATA PSILA – My perspective determines my success in Shipping” - an insightful seminar by Dr. John Kalogerakis (Business coach and trainer) for students and graduates at Eugenides Foundation. The audience is inspired by the speaker and the NPO’s initiative for self-development and self-awareness seminars; many offered themselves as volunteers for upcoming actions and asked for more seminars by Dr Kalogerakis.
March 9, 2016
The first “Meet the Shipping Community” for students and graduates event is held at Plan B. Shipping’s next generation workforce meets and listens to principals of distinguished shipping companies and directors within the maritime cluster state what the industry expects of them. Shipping giants, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos, Nicolas A. Pappadakis and George A. Tsavliris shared memoirs with the students and graduates. Dr. Alexander Glykas, Dynamarine offers a paid internship and Mr. Nikos Marmatsouris, GAC discusses the several sectors of shipping that offer job opportunities .
March 1, 2016
John Xylas, Dimitris Lyras, Stratos Tsalamanios, Nikos Tsalamanios, Andreas Matheos, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and Nicolas A. Pappadakis became Founder Members of Project Connect while George A. Tsavliris is invited to be the Honorary Chairman.
November 11, 2015
Mr. George Gourdomichalis, Mr. John Xylas & Mr. Ilias Tsakiris and many others support the initiative right after the meeting with sponsorship.
November 10, 2015
“Executive Breakfast Meeting” at the Piraeus Marine Club, the 1st official collective Shipping HR meeting is held with ship owners and HR Managers to introduce PROJECT CONNECT’S value.
September 9, 2015
“Create your Success Story in Shipping” by Efharis Perpinia guides young adults on the how to’s from interviewing to earning by merit.
May 27, 2015
Non-Profit Organization, PROJECT CONNECT Young Professionals in-the-Making is created by Irene Notias and Effie Kotika, with it the 1st ever Online Shipping CV database.
March 18, 2015
“Business Image & the Art of Savoir Faire” - a soft-skills seminar is presented by Ms. Dina Capnissi for students and graduates at PROJECT CONNECT’s premises.
September 30, 2014
User friendly Internship programs for employers who avoid taking on interns due to obligations that come with it are delivered to shipping companies. Several students are being interviewed systematically.
June 6, 2014
HR Expert, Efharis Perpinia joins the team to further develop the HR processes & procedures and presented an HR Seminar for Shipping at the Posidonia 2014 with the message, “if you think it is expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait till you hire an amateur.”
January 16, 2012 - April 30, 2013
HR Expert, Angeliki Livanou and Management expert, Irene Notias develop a division at Prime Management Services called CONNECT HER (Human Energy Resources), a solution-based quick response to the gap in youth employability.