Public Open University Čakovec was founded in 1960. It is a public adult education institution and one of the leading adult education institutions in the Republic of Croatia and a member of the Croatian Association for the Education of Adults, seated in Zagreb. This lifelong learning centre has constantly evolved to meet the demands of our society. POU Čakovec remains a dynamic setting open to changes as well as social and economic influences dictating program structure and development. It welcomes everybody with a need for new knowledge and skills, and the numerous available experts ensure the best possible education. POU Čakovec is an andragogical institution for lifelong learning, and it provides knowledge and skills to all those who are interested in continuing their education. It offers programs of secondary school education, professional trainings of various kinds, agriculturist courses, computer science courses, language courses and takes part in many different programs financed by European Union. POU Čakovec follows the current trends and needs of the labour market and thus organizes the educational programs to fit its needs.