Silesian Voivodeship is the authority for schools and educational institutions which have regional and over regional range and diverse character and tasks.
Our institutions promote innovation, modern teaching methods, techniques and technologies corresponding with the region’s needs. We assume that life long learning is very important in the contemporary world. Therefore, we make effort to meet the expectations of Voivodeship inhabitants in this domain and deliver the opportunities of education in the scope of a wide range offer of courses. Simultaneously we also stimulate the development of the inhabitants’ interests and talents.
Silesian Voivodeship runs teacher training institutions and pedagogical libraries in its area. These institutions, by organizing and running various teacher training courses, qualification courses as well as offering wide range of book and press titles collection, provide opportunities to develop the teaching skills as well as enable and promote professional development of the teachers e.g. improving qualification level for both teachers and methodological advisors employed in schools and educational institutions of the Silesian Voivodeship.
The offer of the Centrum Kształcenia Zawodowego i Ustawicznego Województwa Śląskiego (Center of Vocational Training and Lifelong Learnig of The Silesian Voivodeship) and Regionalne Centrum Kształcenia Ustawicznego (Regional Center of Lifelong Learning) is directed to young people and adults who want to improve or obtain new qualifications. The educational process has a full – time or part-time programs. The institutions also offer qualification vocational courses enabling getting vocational qualifications in out-of-school mode.
Youth upbringing centers are rehabilitation centers designed for children and young people socially maladjusted who are at the age of 13 to 18 years old.
The aim of these centers is creating the proper upbringing conditions.
Special education centers which are organized within the medical institutions and sanatoria carry out educational tasks for children and young people who receive treatment in these institutions and who are chronically ill, physically handicapped or suffer from emotional disorders.
Special Education and Childcare Center for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired in Racibórz is designed for children with default hearing and speech organs. The task of the institution is to equipping the children with such a level of general, vocational and social skills to enable them to live on their own in families, in the environment and society.
Social Workers College in Czeladź educate in the social worker profession in the full time and part-time courses system.
Planetarium and Mikołaj Kopernik Astronomical Observatory in Chorzów as an educational institution of the over- regional character has a special role in developing students’ interests and talents in the scope of astronomy and related sciences. The institution offers a wide variety of shows under the planetarium dome and classes in the seismological and meteorological station which are available for all interested visitors.
Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących Mistrzostwa Sportowego w Raciborzu is a school complex whose goal is to prepare pupils who are also sportsmen for representing Poland, the region and the school in the tournaments such as: Olympic Games, European, world, Poland championships in various age categories. The school train students in the sports disciplines such as: athletics, swimming and wrestling.