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Degrees in death?
« on: Tuesday, 28 January, 2014 @ 19:28:37 »
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The Association of Householders’ Offices of Ceremonies of Greece proposes the establishment of a funeral service education program and intends to discuss the issue with representatives from the Ministries of Education and Health as soon as possible.

According to the association president Michalis Panagiotou, “In our profession we only want people who can do their job with an appropriate, professional and sympathetic approach.”

The new program will probably be launched at a public Institute of Vocational Training (IEK). It is an initiative of the Greek Association of Householders’ Offices of Ceremonies which has planned the program, the curriculum, along with evaluation and certification of graduates.

“There has never been proper education for our profession. By applying for a license, anyone could start a funeral service business. That’s why many professionals are now poorly trained and are bringing disrepute to our profession,” stated Mr. Panagiotou, explaining the necessity of the program.