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Mímir-símenntun is a centre for lifelong learning in Reykjavík, Iceland, the largest of its kind in the country. The centre was established in 2003 and is a private corporation, owned by the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ).
The Mímir-símenntun main office employs 22 people as well as 200 teachers and instructors who work on various projects on behalf of the centre.
The main purpose of Mímir-símenntun is to offer courses for adults, develop educational opportunities and to encourage people in the labour market to practice continous education and job development.
The centre focuses on those who have not completed the upper secondary level of education. The objective is to enable individuals from the target group to obtain an education and improve their position in the labour market. Another target group is immigrants where Mímir-símenntun offers Icelandic language and orientation programmes with a wide range of courses at five different levels.
Mímir-símenntun offers course curricula that is designed and developed by The Education and Training Service Centre (ETSC) and career counselling and educational guidance. The centre´s source of income derives from service contracts, government grants and student course fees. Additionally Mímir-símenntun frequently applies for grants from The Education and Training Fund which allocates funds for innovation and development projects in adult education.