Because society never stands still
Approximately 50,000 VET professionals, together with 250,000 work placement companies and 300,000 workplace trainers, prepare 500,000 students for the labour market each year. More than 40% of our working population has a VET diploma. VET is rightly known as the driving force of Dutch society.
But that society never stands still. Professions change, disappear and are created, through automation and digitalisation, for example. Opportunities in sectors are shifting due to social issues such as the energy transition. How far do these changes extend? How do we keep track of what knowledge and skills the labour market needs?
Good quality work placements and apprenticeships
Practical learning is not possible without work placement companies, where students can do a quality practice placement or apprenticeship. Where they can expect a safe environment, expert guidance and enough time to acquire the right skills. And where those students, in turn, offer a fresh perspective on the company and up-to-date knowledge.
SBB accredits and coaches these work placement companies. In every region and sector, we are working on sufficient work placements and apprenticeships, also abroad. From apprentices to VET students, from workers to jobseekers: together with our partners, we help every talent on their way and companies can employ the professionals that they need, now and in the future.