The «Emphasys Centre» began operating in 1998, as a related company to «A & A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd» (due to common ownership), a successful company specialising in consultancy, software and support services in the field of ICT. Since then, the “Empahsys Centre” has continued to operate as an ICT Software Centre, but is has also developed into a successful ICT Educational and Vocational Centre and a European Research Centre, that cooperates closely with various organisations in Europe for the implementation of EU projects.
The «Emphasys Centre» is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture as an Educational and Vocational Centre specialing in the field of ICT and by the Cyprus Human Resource Authority. It is also authorized by the ECDL Foundation and the Council of Europe Information Scientists (CEPIS) to offer speciliased training courses for the acquisition of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). Its staff is Certified Professionals to offer the ECDL, whereas the «Emphasys Centre» functions also as an Examination Centre and is in close cooperation with the Cyprus Computer Society, an association that manages the ECDL programme.
Within the area of education and training the «Emphasys Centre» is authorised by the British Council of Cyprus and the Cambridge International Examination Board to teach GCE A’ Level Computing and organise various exams, as an approved examination centre. The high quality of its work in the area of education and training has been acknowledged as in the last 5 years student of the “«Emphasys Centre»” are awarded by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) at the «Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards Ceremony» for taking the highest marks in Cyprus for the GCE A’ Level Computing examinations in Cyprus.
As an educational institution the «Emphasys Centre» offers high quality courses for adults, professionals and young people interested in obtaining professional qualification or attain vocational training for employment. The «Emphasys Centre» has been involved greatly in the last 18 years in organising custom-made in-service training courses for the employees of various companies and organisations in the private and public sector based on their ICT needs and requirements.
Regarding its involvement in education, students (10-18 yrs old) can join one of the courses for acquiring the professional qualification of the ECDL, the “European Computer Driving License” diploma which is approved, validated and accredited worldwide, as a valid certificate of ICT. Students can also attend courses organised for acquiring the GCE A’ Level Computing of the Cambridge University. In the last five years our students are awarded by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) at the «Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards Ceremony» for taking the highest marks in Cyprus for the GCE AS Level Computing examinations in Cyprus.
As an Educational Institution, the «Emphasys Centre» provides services for career guidance for young people, youth and students. The “«Emphasys Centre»” also offers counseling and mentoring to all learners aiming at enhancing their learning capability according to their needs (Early School Leavers, Young unemployed people). Further support is provided to students with learning difficulties and developmental problems, by detecting their special needs and providing individual help through appropriately designed rehabilitation programmes.
The «Emphasys Centre» is also actively involved in the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility (Staff, trainers, young people) by offering a wide selection of courses for personal and professional development in the area of ICT for educators (Technology Tools, Social Media, Webpage Design and Microsoft Office), as well as other courses in Health Education, Special Education and Teacher Education.