Within the framework of the Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative Act-TLO (www.act-tlo.gr) from November 2015 to the present, the following actions have been materialized:
- In March 2016, a donation was made to the Technical University of Crete Library. This donation included six leather bound volumes with handwritten notes by Maria Theodoulidou (Freshman year in the School of Production Engineering and Management was 1986), professor notes and essays from chosen courses (one course per semester) between 1986 and 1991, as a reminder and a contribution to the historical development of the School of Production Engineering and Management.
- In November 2016, the inauguration of the annual scholarship “Thodoris Loverdos” to the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete took place, through which the student who wrote the best dissertation in a field related to Power and Management issues, is awarded and given the opportunity of a paid employment (lasting for a few months) for a private company in a relative field. The action commenced with the awarding of students Nikos Patestos and Myronas Myliarakis, which took place on November 4, 2016 and will be repeated annually. The first two companies which participated in this specific action were KAFKAS Inc and PWC.
- In November 2016, a workshop was held in the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete, which was dedicated to career education and professional orientation (http://stadiodromia.pem.tuc.gr/el). All speakers were graduates from the early years of the university (1984-1988), so that they had the adequate experience needed to present various fields of work which could be selected by university graduates for their professional employment, while in every field, depending on the speakers’ composition, students had the opportunity to be informed on the positions they could take on. The introductory speech of the 24 November 2016 workshop entitled “The job market in Greece and abroad: challenges and opportunities” was given by Peggy Velliotou, General Manager of KPMG and responsible for the Executive Search and Selection. Greetings to the workshop were given by Nikos Tsourveloudis, Dean of the School of Production Engineering and Management, Vasiliki Pagiou, Head of the Liaison Office of the Technical University of Crete and Dimitris Koutsotheodoros, President of the Production Engineering and Management Graduates Association.
- In November 2015 and December 2016, two students of the University of the Aegean were awarded and, specifically, Sotiria Tsirpanli for coming first at the entrance exams of the Economics and Management Engineering Department in 2015, and Chrysoula Nicolaidou for coming first at the department’s performance during the fourth year of her studies in 2016. Sponsors of this particular action were Yiorgos Dounias and Panagiotis Vasilakis, professors in the above mentioned department, as well as graduates of the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete (1984-1990), colleagues, fellow students and friends of Thodoris Loverdos since their university years.
- In April 2017, the design of the Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative Act-TLO website (www.act-tlo.gr) was completed and now includes all actions which have been materialized, along with a photo gallery.
- In May 2017, Vicky Kastanioti, Internal Audit Manager at Housemarket SA, FOURLIS Group, and Emmanuel Markakis, Senior Manager, Advisory, KPMG, both supporters of the Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative Act-TLO, participated as speakers in the 26 May 2017 workshop “Internal Audit and New Technologies” of the Technical University of Crete.
- In July 2017, a donation was made to the Library of the Leonteios Senior High School Patision, a plexiglass stand with theater program templates which cover the period 1995-2017, from the personal collection of Maria Theodoulidou, in order to be used for the preparation of exceptional quality art performances of the School. The theater program templates are organized in chronological order and 4 volumes were created, each of them including approximately 25 performance program templates of plays that were on in theaters of Greece.
Furthermore, within the framework of the Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative Act-TLO, the following new actions have been planned:
- The publication of a book dedicated to street art (graffiti), which will be designed and materialized by Manolis Kargopoulos, a graduate of the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete (1986-1991), friend of Thodoris Loverdos since his university years. The book sale proceeds will be donated for the support of actions of the Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative Act-TLO. The first volume of the book is expected to come out in the 3rd quarter of 2017.
- The planning of an educational field trip for students of the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete to selected workplaces in Attica, in order to become acquainted with standard methods of operation and organization, as well as communicating with professionals who will convey their experiences and expertise.
10. Planning workshops for students of the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete, so as to inform them in detail about fields of particular occupational interest such as quality control and quality assurance in food companies, the production planning and control of industries, banking functions and project management in the construction industry.
11. Along with the above mentioned actions, the next round of the annual Thodoris Loverdos Scholarship in the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete will carry on, as well as the awarding of the performance of a student of the Economics and Management Engineering Department of the University of the Aegean.
We keep in mind that:
The triggering event for the planning and materialization of the Act-TLO Initiative was the loss of a beloved person and an entrepreneurial engineer, Thodoris Loverdos (TLO), who distinguished himself for his innovative and strategic way of thinking, his positive and highly optimistic attitude towards life and his love for young people, and of course for his two boys, Nicolas and Yiannos, to whom he passed on his valuable experiences and high standards, a guiding light through their every step.
The Act-TLO Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative is based on young people, pupils and university students who live in Greece and need support in order to take the right first professional steps and ensure a healthy and successful professional future as much for themselves as for the society they participate in.
The Act-TLO Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative aims at raising awareness and sensitizing professionally active fellow human beings who feel obliged to be useful to society and their environment, to plan and carry out their own action, utilizing their knowledge and experience so as to offer young people an opportunity to become acquainted with an aspect of the professional reality they will experience in future.
The contact of young people, pupils and university students, with elements which will make up their future professional life, will help them make better decisions for their future when the time is right and plan their next steps with a greater chance of success.
In order for an action to be included within the framework of the Act-TLO Youth Professional Solidarity Initiative, the action doesn’t need to be connected to any previous one and the only condition is for it to serve the purpose of the Initiative with a positive disposition and open horizons.
Below you can find the contact info in case you need more information regarding the Initiative or if you wish to join the support team of the Initiative.
Agion Agelon 5, 14659 Anixi Attikis (firstname.lastname@example.org/6972255553)