Pupils attending public Secondary Technical and Vocational Education (STVE) represent, approximately, 15% of the total number of pupils. STVE programs include formal Technical and Vocational Education programs, Apprenticeship Scheme programs and Lifelong Learning and Training programs.
Through the above programs, Public Secondary Technical and Vocational Education (STVE) strive to:
- Help society achieve its goals for social, cultural and economic growth,
- Contribute to the improvement of the quality of life, by providing pupils with the opportunity to broaden their intellectual horizons and acquire and continuously improve vocational knowledge and skills,
- Introduce and establish lifelong education and training,
- Facilitate access to other areas and levels of education,
- Offer solid knowledge and broad technological training, making Technical and Vocational Education an attractive option for the development of students´ talents, interests and skills, and therefore lead them either towards Higher and Tertiary Education or the world of employment,
- Enhance understanding of the modern civilization´s technological dimensions and their impact on the environment,
- Develop the individual´s decision-making competencies, as well as the necessary attitudes required for active participation, co-operation and leadership at the place of work and in society in general,
- Develop entrepreneurial competences related to fundamental student approaches such as the development of self-knowledge, critical thinking, initiative taking, effective time-spending etc.