UPI Zalec

Presentation of UPI – ljudska univerza Žalec

 (Adult education centre Žalec)

UPI – ljudska uniFoto_ GreGor -4781.jpgverza Žalec (UPI Žalec) is a public, non profit institution for education and training of adults in the Savinja Valley region. Founded in June 1975 by the Municipality of Žalec (at present, six communities are founders) it  has seen a great development of its education programs, guidance and counselling services.

Today UPI Žalec offers a diverse range of formal and non-formal educational programs, provides quality quidance and counselling services and is involved in various projects. It regularly employs 14 professionals and cooperates with 200 outsourced  teachers and professionals from various fields.

In last years the organisation has worked with various vulnerable groups, in particular with seniors, the unemployed, migrants and low educated employed who are 45+ years old.

Adult education at the Adult education centre of Žalec consists of four fields, namely:

  1. FORMAL EDUCATION
  •  primary school for adults
  • secondary vocational programs for adult (economic technician, economisc high school, electrotechnician, electrician, pre-school education, mechanical engineering technician, matura exam preparation course, computer technician)
  1. NON-FORMAL EDUCATION
  •  language centre UPI
  • computer courses
  • general literacy programs
  • integration programs for migrants
  • training and national vocational qualifications
  • courses and workshops (free time, health, personal growth)
  • enterpreneurial workshops
  • study circles

   3. GUIDANCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING LEARNING

  •  Guidance and Information Centre Žalec (Information and Guidance in Adult Education)
  • Career Guidance Point Žalec
  • Centre of Self-directed Learning
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Lifelong Lerning Week
  • Free Learning Support
  1. PROJECTS, ESF PROJECTS, ERASMUS+, NATIONAL PROJECTS

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • Intergenerational Centre »Planet of Generations (2017-2022)
  • Guidance and Counselling Services for Employees in the Savinja Region (2016-2022)
  • Enhancing Basic and Vocational Competences for Employees in the Savinja Region (2016-2019)
  • Initial Integration of Migrants (2016-2018)
  • “Informiranje in svetovanje v izobraževanju odraslih 2018”
  • “Neformalni izobraževalni programi za brezposelne 2018”

SOME ERASMUS + K2 PROJECTS:

  • Be the Change (2016-2018)
  • Working with Volunteers in Migrant Language Education: Roles and Competences (2016-2018)
  • Boosting Educators Competences to do Quality Blended Learning (2017-2019)
  • Digit (2017-2019)
  • LearnersMot (2017-2019)
  • Boosting Social Inclusion of Migrants through Creative Industries (2017-2019)
  • Circle of Competences for Community Work with Adults (2017-2019)

In order to implement its activities the organisation closely co-operates with organisations/institucions at local/regional/national level: municipalities, local and regional employment services, universities of third age, local and regional libraries, ministry of education, science and sport; ministry of labor, family and social affairs; ministry of interior affairs; Slovenian institute of Adult Education, National exam centre etc. UPI Žalec is a member of Slovenian Association of education and counselling Centres for Adults.

Visit our website: http://www.upi.si.