School centre Slovenske Konjice-Zreče is a public institution founded by the government of Slovenia, municipality of Slovenske Konjice and municipality of Zreče. We perform educational programs for youth and adults, counselling for companies, mostly SMEs. The school centre is organized in three units: Grammar school, Vocational and technical school and Adult education and counselling. Current number of employees is 41, and also around 30 free lancers depending on number of courses, seminars etc. Our mission is assuring high quality educational programs for youth and adults in the fields of vocational, technical and general education and also encouraging long life learning. We try to fulfil wishes and needs of individuals; we actively cooperate with local industry and local communities. Professional technical trainings and education is performed in Zreče in the workshop of Vocational school. Programs are prepared individually for every customer or employer. Such programs are close to employment needs and this is their big advantage.
For our VET learners youth and adults we arrange placements in companies. We collaborate tightly with local SME’s and big companies who support us, we provide trainings for mentors in companies, who take care of our learners then in the company, we keep regular contacts with companies – mentors and managers. In the last two years we have worked in an international team on WBL - Objectives pursued are: increasing the quality of practical training in companies, increasing labor market relevance of learning qualifications and reinforcing links between education and training with the world of work, enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education and training, development of a special model of cooperative education and training.