Τhe active participation of the students of MIEEK of the Public School of Higher Vocational and Technical Education marked the first cycle of seminars for information and the presentation of good practices for the reduction of food waste.
During the period between 22 – 29 November 2021, 5 seminars were conducted (two in Limassol and one each, in Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos) in the framework of the cooperation of the FOODPrint campaign with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. The participating students of MIEEK are directly related to the professions that fall under the priority of the campaign as they receive two-year study programs (Diploma -NQF 5b, 120ECTS) in three areas: a) Bakery Confectionery, b) Culinary Arts and c) in Restaurants. MIEEK students had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the serious problem of food waste at European level, as well as in Cyprus, based on research and comparative data of the FOODPrint campaign. These are students who will soon enter the market and can play a major role in changing behavior in their workplaces.
It is noted that all programs of MIEEK are evaluated and certified by the Quality Assurance and Certification Body of Higher Education. Tuition is completely free and all students are entitled to state-student sponsorship based on criteria.
In Cyprus, according to research, food waste amounts to 182 kg per year per person, ie about half a kilo per day! This could be largely avoided and consumed, saving money, protecting the environment and giving to those in need. The cooperation of the FOODPrint team with the Ministry of Education will be extended in the new year, with similar presentations in Evening Schools and the Technical Secondary Education. Seminars will also be held at other higher education institutions.
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