Ljudska univerza Rogaška Slatina is a non-profit adult education and training provider for the community in the local region and wider with a rich tradition. Organization offers its learners 10 formal educational programmes that include both secondary schools and vocational training programmes in the field of catering, gastronomy, cookery, sales, economy, childcare or tourism. Ljudska univerza is constantly developing new programmes and is adapting the existent one in accordance with the needs and desires of the adult population for further training and education. Informal educational programmes are conducted in the form of seminars, courses, lectures, and literary evenings and similar. The organization also offers various personal growth programmes, various workshops, computer courses for the unemployed and elderly, language courses, computer courses and accounting and many educational programmes for adults with special needs for the local Care Work Centre. We have organized training programmes for other educationally and didactically deprived groups of adults, such as the immigrants, the unemployed and foreigners. Univerza also offers 19 programmes of National vocational qualification and organizes various courses for unemployed people, such as language, computer and accounting courses, and language and dance courses for children in kindergartens. The organization also has a very active University for Third Age, where we offer various lifelong learning activities to people over 55. The activities involve language courses, computer literacy courses, study groups, healthy lifestyle activities, lectures, workshops, trips and many more. Ljudska univerza Rogaška Slatina is also a licensed centre for Slovenian language as second language and an Intergenerational centre. Since 2016 we are also involved in a national project for gaining basic and vocational competences for the Savinjska region and Counselling for the employees in Savinjska region.
Ljudska univerza Rogaška Slatina has a lot of experience in national and international projects, including Grundtvid, Comenius region Partnership and Erasmus + projects. Ljudska univerza has 5 full-time staff members, 2 public workers, who change every year, and around 70 part-time lecturers, who they hire according to current need in the educational programmes. Yearly the organization has around 100 learners in formal programmes, around 350 learners in informal programmes and around 150 members of the University for Third Age.
Ljudska univerza Rogaška Slatina has a very active University for Third Age with around 150 members. Due to their age, many of them fall under the category of special needs students, either
because of their physical or psychological issues, which also include hearing problems. Therefore, sometimes the lectures, courses and other activities have to be adapted according to their needs.