Who we are

Admin Manager & Training Coordinator

Erika Zulkute holds the position of Admin Manager & Training Coordinator at ShipCon Limassol Ltd. since February 2015 and she has been actively involved in all activities of the company, including the management of projects that are funded by decentralized and centralized programmes of European Commission (EC). The administration of these EU funded projects, such as FP7/H2020, has equipped Ms. Erika Zulkute by a wealth of experience in project management (technical and financial) as well as in EU funding rules & regulations.

Moreover, she has a wealth of experience in the specific areas of Dissemination & Exploitation. Erika Zulkute has been actively involved in the organisation, management & promotion of numerous trainings and workshops for professionals working in the Offshore Industry, in the area of ‘Vocational & Education Training (VET)’ for the Marine, Oil & Gas & HSSE sectors, such as, NEBOSH International Technical Certificate for Oil & Gas (NEBOSH IOG), NEBOSH International General Certificate for Occupational Health & Safety (NEBOSH IGC) and OPITO Minimum Industry Standards of training for Oil & Gas (OPITO MIST), among others.

Head Trainer – QA

Angela is a highly experienced Trainer/Consultant in Operations Management and Care Services with particular specialism in Autism.

Qualified in Social Work and a degree level qualified Operations Manager, with a background predominantly in care services. For a period of 24 years Angela managed teams and Operations, including all aspects of business development, Strategic Planning and implementation, and Operational Management, at Senior level.

Angela has worked with UK Investors in People as an Assessor, and trained as a Health and Safety/Risk Manager, – she is highly experienced in Quality Audit including Care Quality Commission (CQC) UK, for whom she was Registered as a Service Manager. During her long career Angela has worked within UK Social Services, Health Service, Education and the Voluntary Sector – she has also been seconded to the UK the Prison Service.

In her work for a UK National Charity Angela was trained in ‘Facing the Media’ and undertook numerous TV and Radio interviews, also being published in journals, and National Press.

Since relocating full time to Cyprus in 2012 Angela has delivered both Management and Autism training as a freelance trainer, in UK. Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates. Angela is currently involved in the development of specific Training Within a 3 year ERASMUS project and will be delivering training in Cyprus, Croatia and FYR Macedonia.

Shumran Hafough – Lecturer – lecturing on major aspects of everyday life of immigrants with a focus on their successful integration.

Deputy director of social and legal services

  • project coordination
  • coordination of a team of workers
  • providing counseling in English and French
  • close cooperation during business development of Ethnocatering (social enterprise)
  • leading workshops
  • hosting public events

Courses and trainings: mediation (conflict resolution, negotiation, assertiveness), time management, training for lecturing courses for immigrants 

Education: Master and Bachelor studies at Charles University, Prague, Czech RepublicMaster studies at the Université de Montpellier II., Montpellier, FrancePrimary and secondary school in Prague, Czech RepublicPrimary school in Ottawa, Canada

Trainer – QA

Patricia Kelly (BSc Honors in Primary Education) has vast experience as English, SEN and ICT coordinator and a teacher in primary education. Her duties also included working  as a member of the leadership team to revise business plans, budget for the school and employ new staff, support and liaise with staff to ensure consistency and development throughout the school particularly in assessment and independent learning. Patricia has in depth knowledge of Special Education Needs (SEN) and launched a group called SKIPS (Special Kids Including Parent’s). This group involved working with children with special needs, their parents, siblings and a network of advisors. The group supported parents of children with Hydrocephalus, Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Autism, as well as blind and deaf children. She has liaised with Social workers and Care Agencies to sustain the support the children receive to develop and enhance their learning and development. As a teacher, Patricia was responsible for general planning and ensuring that educational needs for children with special needs were met accordingly. Patricia wrote reports and IEP’s to ensure that the Teachers and Teaching Assistants knew how and when to move the SEN children forward. Furthermore, in the UK, Patricia developed and ran her own business and her particular interest was in Health and Safety in School / Workplace Establishments as well as the development of Business Plans and Policies.

Since re-locating to Cyprus recently, Patricia is currently working in a school integrating children with SEN and is also sharing her previous experiences and expertise when  writing and delivering Courses for ShipCon Ltd.

Trainer

Martin A. Phillips (Dr) is a well known, much loved and admired older veteran of Special Needs Education in the United Kingdom. He was in his prime an extremely flamboyant character and pioneer who succeeded in bringing the plight of the lack of specialist provision for the education of Dyslexic pupils to the attention of the various Education Authorities in the 1970’s. He was the well known companion of the late Dr Hornsby and also acted as Chairman to the Hornsby Centre Charity. He wrote, administered, lectured and ran the successful distance learning programs, for the majority of the period almost single handed. Later he played a pivotal role in forming CReSTed,The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils which still exists today. He appeared in the BBC 2 Television Series Q.E.D. programme ‘Lost for Wurds’ on Dyslexia. He was given a very well deserved PhD by a Kuwaiti University in the 80’s as recognition of his tireless charitable work promoting Special Needs education in the Middle East and Cyprus.

Trainer

Mary Ann Phillips (Dr) holds Diplomas in Higher Diploma in Education(Hons) and in SpLD (Distinction), a Doctor of Education (2005) & a Bachelor of Science (Psychology Hons). She was in charge of high ranking professional positions, such as Director of Studies &  Headmistress, Old Rectory School, Head of SpLD Department (St Mary’s School), among others. Moreover, she is a visiting Lecturer, British Dyslexia Association Conferences, co – Course Director, Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre, Edinburgh and a course Director, College of Teachers (University of London) Diploma in Dyslexia.

She is an associate Member British Dyslexia Association, a Member College of Teachers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Dr. Mary Ann Philips is a Co – Author of Screening Test for Identifying Children with Specific Learning Difficulties Form Alpha (co-authored with Prof. Hornsby and Dr Martin Phillips) Ann Arbor Publishers 1999 and Guide To Special Educational Needs  (Ann Arbor- Publishers 2005).

Trainer

Dinka H. Spirovska, MA, MBA is an educator with over 18 years of international experience in the professional world and academia. Spirovska was a full-time faculty member of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at the American University in Bulgaria (2000–2016), five of which she served as Department Chair. In the USA she taught courses and labs at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. With expertise in teaching, communication, curriculum development, accreditation reporting, presenting, writing and editing, Spirovska promotes holistic, multi-disciplinary approaches to education, lifelong learning and empowerment of individuals and organizations. Current focus is on design and delivery of professional development programs in the areas of visual literacy/communication and ICTs in education.

Trainer

Jasmina Troshanka is a graduate from the Institute for Special Education at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje with specialization on “Mental retardation and autism”. Then she went on to obtain her PhD  in Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy -University ‘Ss. Cyril and Methodius’- Skopje, FYROM. Jasmina has participated in many conferences and symposia in relation to SEN & Autism (ASD) and she has a wealth of training and professional experience in this area; she was a trainer  in the “Regional support for inclusive education”, a project supported by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Education and Science, where she delivered a training on ‘Students with autism in the educational processes aimed for teachers from mainstream school’.

Jasmina is a co-author of the article on the Conference “Team approach in the medical rehabilitation of children with disabilities” Union of special R. Macedonia and the Association of Physiotherapists of R. Macedonia Gostivar and she has participated in trainings as part of Erasmus+ projects, such as “Equity and Social Inclusion trough Positive Parenting”, among others.

Jasmina is currently the Vice President of the Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism and Member of the “Macedonian Montessori Association.

Trainer

Elena Georgiadou is a Conscious Living Teacher, Consultant and Speaker. She teaches you how to effectively handle Stress and consciously shift Your life to a Greater Inspiration-in order to Unleash Your Full Potential.She does this through live seminars, online education, speaking at events, training and coaching in personal growth.

Elena works with people who are self aware and have an intention and desire to make changes in their lives. They also have the willingness to invest in themselves, to attain new experiences and take their life to the next level. She has therefore created a unique and special program called  < THE CONSCIOUS SHIFT™ >. Conscious living, is about a lifestyle of choices that expands awareness, releases stress and brings peace and joy in your life.

As a Teacher, consultant and speaker, she helps people live joyfully, find balance in their life and work and learn how to become authentic leaders.Most of Elena’s clients are seeking Clarity, Joy and Fulfillment and living a healthy life with meaning and purpose.

Trainer

David Green is a  safety professional working within the Oil & Gas industry  for some 20 years in both operations and construction. He has worked in various health and safety position within the Oil and Gas industry and he is currently the HSSE Manager and Leadership Team Member for the PSN / BP Onshore Compression and Terminals Integration Project (OCTIP). He has significant experience in delivering training courses and he is an excellent trainer.

 

 

Trainer

Vendula Svecova (MSc) has been working on migration and integration related issues for several years. She gained professional experience working in non-governmental organizations, public institutions, as well as international organizations, and in different environments. Furthermore, she has been working as a trainer of global education and multi-cultural education programs for several years. She gained vast experience in USA while working directly with migrants from Latin America, creating and facilitating educational programs focused on their rights and integration into the society, as well as with other community representatives such as teachers and NGO workers. She  is proficient in creating methodological and instructional materials and experienced in organizing and delivering training sessions.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development Studies.

 

IT assistant

John Hlias Plikas – (BSc in Information and Telecommunication Technology with and MSc in Economic Analysis). Coordinator of online conferences in University of Peloponnese. Has published articles regarding the use of social media as a marketing tool and business modeling. Previous experience: In 2014 worked as a trainee in KEK Development Center of Thessaly, Greece. In year 2016 worked as a database administrator and invoice control in the Hellenic Air-force, Rhodes, Greece, experience in teaching in informatics in the private sector. Specialization: Data mining, Economic analysis, Business Decision making, Simulation modeling, Social media.

Mr. John Hlias Plikas holds the IT support position at ShipCon Limassol Ltd. Apart form the IT support he’s also involved in tasks connected to promotion of the company.

Marketing assistant

Ioanna Ntini  (Studying at University of Pelopponnese in the department of Economics) In 2016 worked as an intern in the National Greek Bank in Greece in the department of funding businesses and bank-loans. Worked on updating customer relationship management (CRM) , using the ONLINE System, customer service.

In 2016 Ioanna has published an article on piracy rates and software protection in the time of 2008 global economic crisis.  In 2014-2015 worked as a sales-employee in a cosmetics company – Avon, where she gained experience on Internet Advertising and Growth Customer Base.

Ms. Ioanna Ntini holds the position of marketing assistant at ShipCon Limassol Ltd. She is responsible for marketing and promotional activities of the company.