The training program “Hairdressing Learning” at the Malandrino Detention Center, implemented by the Lamia Vocational Training Center of the Public Employment Service (DYPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, was completed today, Thursday 30 June. Crime Prevention and Post-Correctional Care.
The purpose of the program, lasting 250 hours, in which 30 detainees participated, was to acquire technical knowledge and skills in men’s haircuts so that the participants could strengthen their ability to enter the labor market, as stated by DYPA in a relevant announcement.
During this program the participants, among other things, learn to organize and operate a “barbershop” business, to perform the necessary tasks (techniques and materials of dyeing, haircut, traditional haircut, use of appropriate hairdressing tools, etc.) , to apply the basic principles of health and safety in the workplace, but also to cooperate and adopt standard professional behavior.
DYPA implements training programs in detention facilities throughout Greece, providing the specialized teaching staff, the appropriate materials and tools and the general organization of the programs, which are part of the active training policies, actively supporting the preparation work for the social and professional reintegration of detainees.
DYPA Commander Spyros Protopsaltis stated: “The training program at the Malandrinos Detention Center is part of a series of similar actions that we organize throughout Greece in order to enhance the employability of detainees for their smooth reintegration into the labor market. These programs reflect We attach importance to supporting all those who need our services to overcome the obstacles they face in their quest to secure a job. The aim of the Public Employment Service is to offer the prisoners, but also to all our fellow citizens belonging to vulnerable social groups, the necessary skills to find a job. and achieve their goals “.