It is believed that the school was built in 1945 and had only one teacher. Its students consisted only of the children of Greek Cypriot miners who lived in settlement sixty. Several important people graduated from the school to become, in later years, professors, teachers, policemen as well as civil servants.
The school building deteriorated over time following the fate of the rest of the small houses of the abandoned settlement. However, it was the Morphou Metropolitan Bishop's Neophytos vision to restore it as an education center, teaching traditional arts, so that it would contribute to the revival of tradition and to the instruction of a younger generation in a more natural way of life, knowledge that is much sought after by Cypriots today. With their generous donation, the George and Kaity David, realized the Bishop's dream. The George and Kaity David Foundation and V. Atsas Organic Products Ltd, as the Educational Center's two sponsors shouldered the full expense and responsibility for the restoration, renovating the elementary school building while maintaining its original structure and appearance.
It must be noted here that in the area that constitutes the delta of Klarios (Karkotis) river, there is an organic olive grove that belongs to the Holy Metropolis of Morphou. The nearby stream, Atsas, after which the above Educational Center was named, is a tributary of Klarios.
The school was rented by V. Atsas Organic Products Ltd Company and was ceded to the Atsas Training Center with the aim of serving an educational purpose: of responding to the educational needs of the residents of villages in mountainous and lowland Morphou.
The design of the Training Center's interior is in compliance with the requirements and standards of the HRDA (Human Resource Development Authority), with the ultimate goal of receiving, after evaluation, the certification of the HRDA as Vocational Training Facility.
The term Vocational Training Facility conveys that the building and its facilities fulfill the requirements for organizing Vocational Training. The Vocational Training Facilities have the authority to host subsidized, co-financed and HRDA specialized training activities.
On July the 27th 2015, Atsas Training Center applied to HRDA for its approval as a Vocational Training Facility. In the meantime the building was completed and equipped according to the HRDA requirements as specified in the "Guide of Policy and Procedures for Vocational Training Facilities and the Assessment and Certification System of HRDA (ΑξιοΠιστοΣυν)". On Saturday, July the 2nd 2016, the assessment of the Atsas Training Center was carried out by two HRDA auditors. On Tuesday, the 11th of July 2016, HRDA pronounced that the Atsas Training Center application number D000675 has been approved and Atsas Training Center is now a certified HRDA Vocational Training Facility.
On September the 18th 2015, Atsas Training Center applied to HRDA for approval as a Vocational Training Center, with the application number K000511. In the meantime the Center's procedural and quality manual was prepared according to the requirements of the Guide of Policy and Procedures for Vocational Training Centers and the Assessment and Certification System of HRDA (ΑξιοΠιστοΣυν).
Vocational Training Centres are bodies which have the ability, the resources, the administrative infrastructure for providing professional training in the frame- Lifelong learning. Vocational Training Centres include Institutions and Training Organizations as well as Business. Only certified Vocational Training Centres by HRDA can implement subsidized and/or co-finance training activities.
The Atsas Training Centre assessment audit was carried out by two External HRDA Auditors on the 5th of July 2016. On the 5th of August HRDA pronounced that Atsas Training Centre with code number K000511 was certified as a Vocational Training Centre.
The Atsas Training Center will soon begin its operation, under the hospitable roof of the renovated Elementary School of Skouriotissa. It will develop and implement various training seminars including instruction in and application of organic farming practices and the standardization of regional products, while it will also provide seminars on various subjects such as nutrition, Mediterranean diet, food labelling and subjects of general interests. Through a breadth of activities and events, the Centre will help improve the lives of residents in the area, promote Lifelong Learning and contribute to the revival of tradition, of the "old ways" of maintaining a more authentic, balanced and natural life-style, thus adding value to our everyday life.