Some 27,000 adults in the Rome area attend classes at regional training centres to help adults complete unfinished high school diplomas or adult literacy courses for foreigners. Some 4,500 individuals are enrolled on night classes at higher education establishments and over 1,000 people attend the city councils vocational training colleges to carry out compulsory training or adult-oriented courses. The Universit popolare (a type of Open University) plays an important educational role in Rome by providing classes on almost everything from mechanical engineering to social archaeology. These figures are the first results of a recent citizens forum on adult education entitled Knowledge for all, every day and throughout the City which involved the participation of educational policy-makers from the city, province and region.
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