Day 1: Monday 25 september
On the first day of the Forum on Vocational Excellence, you will dive into the Dutch VET system by going on a site visit of your choice to one of the Dutch public private partnerships in VET. In these public private partnerships, VET providers, Universities of Applied Science, regional governments, employers and other stakeholders in the regional skills ecosystem are working on innovation in education, Life Long Learning, applied research, sharing facilities and creating networks to ensure students and workers have the right skills to do their job.
10.30 and 13.00 Welcome and registration at ROC van Amsterdam (Tempelhofstraat 80, Amsterdam). Departure to the site visits (including lunchbox), specific times depend on the chosen public private partnership to visit. We will take you by bus to your site visit and bring you back to Amsterdam afterwards.
16.00 - 18.00 Return in Amsterdam for dinner & canal cruise
18.00 - 21.00 Dinner & canal cruise
The following public private partnerships are more than happy to host you on their location, share their experiences with the collaboration in their skills ecosystem and answer all the questions you may have. On each location, you will get a tour around the facilities, an explanation of the work done, taking into account the perspectives of the school, the students, teachers and companies involved. Approxametly a month before the Forum, you will receive more information on each site visit and you will have the opportunity to choose your site visit.
Smart Sustainable Cities
Find out why you should visit Smart Sustainable Cities in Utrecht.
Smart Sustainable Cities in Utrecht
Green Hotspot Houten
Find out why you should visit Green Hotspot Houten, Yuverta in Houten.
Green Hotspot Houten in Houten
Leidse Instrumentmakers School
Find out why you should visit Leidse Instrumentmakers School in Leiden.
LIS in Leiden
World Horti Center
Find out why you should visit World Horti Center in Naaldwijk.
World Horti Center in Naaldwijk
Find out why you should visit RDM Campus, University of Applied Science Rotterdam in Rotterdam.
RDM Campus in Rotterdam
Betafactory/ Digital Operations Center
Find out why you should visit Betafactory/ Digital Operations Center, VET College Mondriaan & The Hague University of Applied Science in Delft.
Betafactory/ DOC in Delft
Leiden Bio Science Park/ CIV Bio Sciences
Find out why you should visit the Bio Science Park in Leiden.
Leiden Bio Science Park/ CIV Bio Sciences in Leiden
CIV Smart Technology
Find out why you should visit CIV Smart Technology
CIV Smart Technology in Nieuwegein