Prevocational/Vocational Training - Workshops
Horticulture - Floriculture
Trainees use a variety of equipment and techniques to produce vegetables and flowers at our greenhouse. We then sell our products to grocers in town.
A most important activity of this workshop is the cultivation and harvesting of olives which then produce our "Zoodohos Pigi" extra virgin olive oil. "Zoodohos Pigi" is already available at super markets across the Heraklion region.
Arts & Crafts
Using paper and clay as medium, the arts & crafts team produce a great variety of ornamental items, greeting cards, stationery etc.
The arts & crafts workshop is not only a therapy-oriented activity. It aims at being a fully productive unit. Each year we receive orders for greetings cards from a large clientele. The procedure of receiving an order, preparing it and then dispatching it to a customer cultivates the feeling of professional responsibility and commitment towards a task.
Arts & Crafts sell their products through annual bazaars held by the centre and other exhibitions. The products are promoted and sold by the trainees themselves with the aid of their trainers.
Cooking and Confectionery
This workshop functions on the basis of two principles: vocational training and training on basic issues of basic personnal skills.
To achieve this we have set up two facilities:
The first facility resembles an average domestic setting where trainees, on a one-to-one basis, are taught how to cook, do the dishes, lay the table etc.
The second facility is a professional, fully equipped kitchen-dining hall, featuring automatic dish-washer, refrigerator, deep freezer, oven, etc.
Trainees learn all aspects of catering in hotels, restaurants etc. In the afternoon they prepare lunch for themselves and the rest of the centre!
The Cooking and Confectionery team have won distinctions in cooking competitions. They also take part in the Zoodohos Pigi annual Christmas and Easter bazaars and other random exhibitions where, with the help of their trainers, they promote and sell their tasty products.
Weaving - Sewing
Trainees are trained and do their fieldwork on the equipment provided.
"Ergani" workshop promotes and sells its products at the Zoodohos Pigi annual Christmas and Easter bazaars and other random exhibitions held by various organizations in Greece where, with the help of their trainers, they promote and sell their products.