About technical education: A best Dutch practice About technical education: A best Dutch practice

About technical education: A best Dutch practice

Jos van Erp Deputy Director View profile

A lot of employers’ organisations DECP is cooperating with, if not all, have to deal with serious challenges in the field of skills development. Companies develop fast, especially with regards to technology and ICT. They therefor experience a constant change in competence needs. Schools for vocational and technical education cannot keep up with this. Companies -represented by their employers’ organisation-, schools and government have to cooperate. A balance between the input of those stakeholders who, together, create dynamic education allows companies to find well qualified employees, allows employees to find jobs and stay employable and, finally, allows economy to grow. Often, partners ask DECP to present best practices. When exploring the Dutch educational landscape, we met Mr. Ferdinand van Kampen. An entrepreneur who was asked to run a school for technical vocational education.

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