Adult Education Centre Maribor is a public institution for adult education founded by the Maribor municipality. Our tradition goes back to the year 1922. We provide an impressive range of educational programmes,mainly for adults. We are the only local institution with elementary school for adults. Our middle schoolvocational education offers twelve formally recognized programmes. Our institution participates in The Educational programme for the unemployed. We are also a study centre for two higher educational institutions. We are proud to be providers of programmes such as web-page designer, basic bookkeeping,advanced bookkeeping etc. which we acquired through public tender Institucionalno usposabljanje (financed by the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs and ESF). We provide counselling to the participants of our programs on how to acquire National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).
Apart from that we offer computer courses and various language courses. We are licensed by the Goethe Institut as a provider of international German language exams and also by the Slovenian National Examinations Centre as a provider of publicly recognised language exams for adults. Self-Learning Centre (a project of the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education) which offers free of charge learning opportunities for everybody is also an integralpart of our institution.We take great pride in hosting the regionalGuidance Centre Maribor (also a project of the SlovenianInstitute for Adult Education) which,by providing a comprehensive informationaland guidance service,helps its users to better plan their future education. Since 2008 ISIO (Informing and Counselling in Adult Education) is a part of a wider consortium project Center vseživljenjskega učenja Zgomje podravske regije (Lifelong Learning Centre of the Upper Podravje Region) which, apart from educational counselling, also provides workshops promotional activities, partner cooperation etc. Apart from our own homepage we also manage the portal of the CLL project. The CLL project is funded with support from the European Social Fund and the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport.
Since 2001we are the only provider of the PUM project (Project Learning for Young Adults). We also provide severalinformal educationalprogrammes such as study circles, free-time programmes, various programmes for higher literacy among adults (Learning for Successful Living - Bridge to education,Learning for Successful Living - Reading and Writing Together, Learning for Successful Living-My Step,Reading for Learning and Fun etc.). Since 2001we are proud users of the POKI sign(Offering Quality Education to Adults).
We are rightfully proud of our many and diverse internationalprojects and have a reputation as a reliable partner on the local,nationaland internationallevel.
As the only public institution for adult education and more and more also for adult learning we pay special attention to vulnerable social groups. Undoubtedly we provide the widest spectrum of educational opportunities for the Roma among other a special programme for the Roma ethnic group. Each year we are the local coordinator for the national Lifelong Learning Week project. In 2012 we are proud to be able to provide programmes for digital and computer literacy to the local community. The programmes are funded by the Slovenian Ministry of Education,Science, Culture and Sport. For many years now there is uninterrupted activity of The University for the Third Period of Life dedicated to the educationof senior citizens.