About SBB

Student en praktijkopleider bakkerij

Students are given the best workplace training with prospects of a job and companies are provided with the professionals they need both now and in future. These are the objectives of the Cooperation Organisation for Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB).

Statutory tasks

We perform the following statutory tasks for senior secondary vocational education and training and business, trade and industry:

  • we accredit and supervise work placement companies
  • we maintain the vocational education and training qualification structure
  • we provide information about the job market, practice placements and apprenticeships, and the fitness for purpose of the study programmes

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