Project Connect participated in forum by the Employment Committee
Project Connect Athens participated in the “Bridge from education to employment” forum, hosted by the American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Athens Hilton Hotel, hosting people from the governmental, academic and business world, as well as organizations activating in helping the young generation to be linked with the work market and reduce brain drain. Among the organisations focusing on the young generation were ReGeneration, associate of Project Connect and the AIESEC. Project Connect presented its humble project where Ms Irene Notias emphasized on the need of synergy in order to increase the young generation’s employability, within and without shipping! The outcome was to cooperate under specific quality standards for more efficient internship programs and in order to enhance chances to get a job for the next generation of Greece, meeting the scope of Project Connect.
The Project Connect initiative is a non–profit organization, created in May 2015 by a team of shipping industrialists, business consultants, HR experts, and students who volunteer their services and time. It is based on New York corporate style office organizational structures, systems and methods. It bridges shipping and business school educated students to the Shipping community. It is a work in progress which welcomes funding so it can function effectively to help sustain excellence in Greek Shipping. The team at this NPO enjoys hosting “fun” events for worthy causes, hence “fun-d-raising”.