The Hellenic Handcraft Industry Association was established in 1892 in Athens, by Kyparissos Stefanos, who was Professor at the National University of Athens, in order to promote and develop technical education, offered for free. Aristides Diplaris, who was member of the H.H.I.A., with his will devised considerable amount of his property, in order to establish “Diplareios School”, to provided education for free, in the fields of arts and design as well as technical education, and further ensure its students’ career opportunities. Throughout all these years, more than 65,000 students graduated and then staffed the Greek industry or started their own businesses.


 Today Hellenic Handcraft Industry Association & Diplareios School provides its educational activities as:

Vocational Training Institute (VTI) in which are available the courses of: 

  • Information and Communications Technology (Multimedia, Web Designer – Developer, Video Games, Smart Phone Applications ) 
  • Organization and administration in the field of Tourism 
  • Applied Arts ( Furniture Designers)

Lifelong Learning Vocational Training Center (VTC) in which are available the courses of: 

  • Marquetry Workshops and Courses 

Information and Communications Technology

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