Continuing education for children and youth
At present the national system of continuing education for children and youth is represented by 318 institutions (three national ones and 315 regional ones). As many as 133 continuing education institutions focus on one profile (including four centers (palaces) for arts, 17 technical-profile centers, 24 ecological education centers, 62 tourism and local lore education centers, 20 centers for physical training and sport) and 185 institutions focus on many profiles.
The institutions that offer continuing education for children and youth cater have 30,000 hobby groups. Virtually every third Belarusian student goes to such an institution.
The continuing education institutions run a considerable number of social, cultural, sport and mass events, student projects, information and awareness-raising campaigns. They also offer extra-curricular leisure activities and summer camps focusing on specific interests.
Patriotic education of the youth is an important part of the work of these institutions.
The institutions that offer continuing education for children and youth take an active part in nationwide campaigns designed to promote patriotism and improve the knowledge about the country’s history.
Continuing education for adults
Continuing education for adults in the Republic of Belarus is a flexible and mobile system designed to provide the national economy with properly trained workforce and innovative manpower, and to satisfy the demand of the citizens for professional growth.
There is a broad network of advanced training and reeducation institutions in Belarus. Advanced training programs for adults are available in about 400 various education institutions and organizations. About 350,000 people are enrolled in continuing education programs in Belarus every year.
Education in 385 reeducation majors is available to adults in higher education institutions and additional education institutions. The list of reeducation specializations is constantly adjusted bearing in mind requirements of the relevant employers.
A system of professional education, reeducation, and career enhancement is available for workers (clerks) in education institutions and in organizations and enterprises.
Mandatory social safeguards are available to the workers, who are sent by the employer to receive professional education, reeducation, and career enhancement classes as well as internship.