Education and Training

Education and training enjoy top priority in Meissen County. This is aptly demonstrated, for example, by the Gymnasium St. Afra, a secondary school for particularly talented pupils which is located in Meissen’s old town district. With 48 primary schools, 23 middle schools, 10 secondary level Gymnasien as well as 11 vocational/technical schools, the region provides an above average number of educational facilities. There are also a university of cooperative education in Riesa and two universities of applied sciences.

In Meissen County, skilled employees receive general and continued education and training in close cooperation with companies from diverse branches. In line with the county’s economic and social structure, pupils and adolescents are trained and educated primarily in the manufacturing industry as well as in health care and social work. A detailed description of the available educational and training programs can be found here.