The Emphasys Centre, established in 1998, runs an ICT Education and VET Centreapproved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and an EU Research Centre. It is staffed with a well-rounded team that includes specialists in ICT, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Law, Economics, Business, Human Rights, Architect and Graphic Design.
It’s organized in 4 departments. The Education Department includes validated and accredited IT courses, such as the GCE A’ Level Computer Science for students or the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) for professionals, while providing Career Counseling Services.
The ICT Training Department includes a fully equipped STEAM Learning Unit and the EU Training Unit, focusing on the provision of Erasmus+ KA1 Learning Mobility Courses for EU professionals and citizens. Emphasys offers its services to a diverse portfolio of public and private organizations, as well as individuals from all ages and walks of life.
The STEAM UNIT is fully equipped with high tech tools in order to offer project-driven related courses to young people combining Robotics, 3D Design and Printing using the Craftbot+ 3D Printer, and Coding through Video Game design using state of the art Virtual Reality Headsets such as the Oculus Rift S guided with ‘Lego Education Trainer’ instructors. Most of the courses follow the 4C approach of Lego Education “Connect – Construct – Contemplate – Continue” where learners are presented with a challenge that is open-ended which places them in the position of solution-seekers.
The Research Department works with several organizations on EU projects under a number of funds (e.g. Erasmus, AMIF, Justice) in the field of education and training while also providing managerial support for EU projects to schools and NGOs. Over the years it has built a strong local and international network, utilized inthe promotion of EU projects and initiatives.
The Software Development Department which is involved in the design, development, pilot-testing and evaluation of various e-learning tools, platforms, websites, applications and assessment portals etc. based on the needs of the various project being implemented by the organization.
Emphasys is a member of the European Digital Learning Network (DLEARN) together with 25 other organizations from Europe aiming to promote the digital agenda of Europe and part of the consulting group for the Digital Agenda of Cyprus.