The Emphasys Centre, was established in 1998, and operates as an Education, ICT Training Centre and Research Centre approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. It was set up with the vision that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world’ (Nelson Mandela) and therefore it is committed to offer high quality learning opportunities, tools and applications, both on and off line, to all learners regardless of their background, colour, race or religion
It is staffed with a strong team of professionals which includes experts in ICT, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Law, Economics, Business, Human Rights, Languages, Communication, Architecture and Graphic Design. Emphasys offers its services to a diverse portfolio of public and private organizations, as well as professionals and individuals from all ages and backgrounds: professionals, educators, adults, NEETs, youth, seniors, vulnerable groups, Third Country Nationals, children etc.
Emphasys Centres is organized in 4 inter-related departments:
· The Education Department which offers validated and accredited IT courses, as well as Career Counseling Services.
· The ICT Training Department which includes two highly equipped units: (a) the STEAM Unit which offers courses to young people combining Robotics, 3D Design and Printing, as well as Coding through Video Game guided with ‘Lego Education Trainer’ instructors, and (b) EU Training Unit which provides wide selection of Erasmus+ KA1 Learning Mobility Courses for EU professionals and citizens. (https://erasmuscoursescyprus.com/ )
· The Research Department that works with several organizations on EU projects under a number of funds (e.g. Erasmus, AMIF, AAL, Justice)
· The Software Development Department which is involved in the design, development, pilot-testing and evaluation of various e-learning tools, games, mobile apps, platforms, websites, applications and assessment portals etc.