Adult Education Guidance Centres
|Project||Adult Education Guidance Centres (AEGC)|
|Time period||Since 2000|
|Financed by||Ministry of Education, Science and Sport|
|Contact||Tanja VIlič Klenovšek, MA|
T: +386 1 5842 584
To provide adults free information and guidance regarding their learning and education options.
The key objectives are:
- To provide all adults with quality, professional and comprehensive information and guidance as a support to their education and learning;
- To connect into a network as many local providers of educational and guidance services for adult as possible to ensure quality, comprehensive and coordinated activities of all subjects when offering information and guidance in adult education.
The development and establishment of guidance centres for adult education started with definition of a theoretical model for adult education guidance centres – the AEGC model. The first guidance centres started operating in the years 2000-2001, and now in 2018, we have 17 operational guidance centres that provide information and guidance to inhabitants of all Slovenian regions.
The guidance centres are aimed at all adults, especially those groups of adults in the local environment in difficult situations, who have difficulty accessing the education and who are less educated and less active in the field of education. The information and guidance are free for all adult users.
To make the guidance services accessible to the widest possible range of adults, the guidance centres also provide their services outside their main offices, i.e. in the field: so-called dislocated services, using the mobile guidance services and the Guidance centre Info points.
The centres provide adults with guidance regarding:
- The selection of the type of education or learning;
- The planning of personal and work career;
- The evaluation of their competences, experiences and knowledge using an interview and various other guidance tools;
- The solution to their learning and other problems and barriers related to education;
- The planning and evaluation of their studying;
- The ways of finding employers and effectively presenting their knowledge, experiences and capabilities after the end of their education.
The key achievements up to 2018 were:
- More than 125,000 adult individuals who used information and guidance services and more the 3,300 group information and guidance activities;
- 155 trained counsellors in the Adult Education Guidance Centres;
- More than 320 partner organisations in the AEGC network;
- More than 75 professional events organised in collaboration with the AEGC partners;
- Participation in more than 20 international projects on the topic of guidance in adult education;
4 manuals and 35 professional and promotional materials.
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