About SBB

Student en praktijkopleider bakkerij

Students receive the best possible practical training with prospects of a job, and companies can employ professionals that they need, now and in the future. These are the objectives of the Cooperation Organisation for Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB). Within SBB, vocational education and training (VET) and labour market cooperate at national, sectoral and regional level.

Legal tasks

As required by the Dutch Act on Adult and Vocational Education, SBB works together with VET schools and labour market on executing the following legal tasks:

  • we accredit and supervise work placement companies
  • we maintain the vocational education and training qualification structure
  • we provide information on the labour market, practice placements and apprenticeships, and the efficiency of training programmes.

We also advise the ministers of Education, Culture and Science and Economic Affairs on linking vocational education with the job market.