Training Hub

Links to the Training Hub can be found below:

General information

After opening, the Training Hubs will take the role of a leading institution for providing high-quality education on plastic waste management. The Training Hub provides high-quality education about plastic waste management that is accredited by regional and international standards. Furthermore, it produces excellent human resources including academic skills, intellectual, active, and creative minds, high-moral standards, spiritual, technical, and practical skills to serve the community, regional, and international needs. Its mission is to help out communities, societies, public and private sectors in increasing knowledge of plastic waste management.

Target audience of the Training Hubs

The training programs aim at reaching the following target audiences: students (undergraduate, master, and doctoral), entrepreneurs, engineers and managers – project manager, Chief Executive Officer, team leader – in industrial enterprises such as food, plastic, packaging industries.

Goals 

The objectives are the transmission of cutting-edge knowledge on the management of plastic wastes, technologies of plastic recycling, and new sustainable alternative plastics in modern society and their environmental benefits. The course contents are compiled and slightly modified to be suitable for the demand and work of the different target groups. Promoting research to meet the needs of the industry and the contact between companies and other interested parties to allow the creation of a network of partnerships are also short-term goals of the training program.

Activities  

The training courses are offered with teaching materials tailored to each audience by professional lecturers and external experts. The scheduling and location of courses will be defined by the training team aiming to adapt them to each type of audience. Faculties will promote public awareness regarding plastic wastes through plastic recycling training courses, homepage, and social media, and will also maintain mailing lists involving all parties interested in the relevant issues of the plastic sector (cooperatives, entrepreneurs, companies, and students). For practical in-house activities, the Training Hubs will make available the necessary plastic materials to carry out theoretical classes and experimental illustrations in the laboratory, and will correctly discard the resulting separate materials.

Resources

The courses at the Training Hubs are conducted primarily by teachers and researchers from the partner universities, but also by international teachers and experts from the European Union and the world. The infrastructure of the training hub includes classrooms and conference rooms, laboratories, Wi-Fi network infrastructure, and the Institutes themselves in which the practical and theoretical classes will be carried out.