Experience with vocational training
structures in the Netherlands
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Introduction
Education system in the Netherlands
Some figures
Ongoing reforms and developments
Quality and quantity of vocational training
Struggle around participants
Summary and conclusions
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Introduction:
 Thanks for invitation
 Interesting topic all over Europe
 My experiences are especially in agricultural growing,
trading and education
 Many international projects in China, Mongolia,
Belarus and Lithuania
 At present retired and volunteer of Ministry of
Development cooperation
 Chairman of committee of Twin cities Goes Panevėžys
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Organisation of the Education System in the
Netherlands
University(8)
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Preuniversity(4)
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High
professional
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Senior
general
secundary(3)
Secondary
vocational
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Secondary
vocational(2)
Practical
training
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Primairy education(1)
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Number of pupils/students x1000
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Quantity of vocational training 2010
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Ongoing reforms and developments
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Population the Netherlands 16.5 million
Area 41.526 sq km
35% of population is aged 0-29
About 3.7 million people were enrolled in education
financed by the government in 2009/10
Centralised education policy with decentralised
administration and management of schools
Lump sum and Output financing
Principals/headmasters are responsible for quality of
teaching
Control by Education Inspectorate
Less of bureaucracy unfold more teaching
profession(craftsmanship)
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Ongoing reforms and developments
 Two learning pathways: vocational training with a practical
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part of 20 % and 60 % and block or day release with more
than 60% practical training
Tests of capability
Certificates for partial examinations
Good education is fundamental for competition in business
and society
Insight in the performance of schools
Better connection with labour market
Internationalization in vocational and adult education
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Struggle around pupil/student
School
climate
Motivation\
Interest
Pupils/Participants
Supply and
demand
Attractiviness
Grow
Background
Quality
Market and
society
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Quality
 Modern and adequate equipment
 Motivated teachers
 Good contacts with business organisations and
companies
 Good management and school organisation
 Contacts with parents especially in first classes
 Clear strategy and targets
 Less drop-outs
 Good education program with balance between theory
and practical training
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School climate
 Codes of order
 Instruction and control
 Good introduction
 Acceptable timetables for lessons and breaks
 Good interaction between employers and students
 Off school activities
 International projects
 Student exchanges
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Supply and demand
 Always adjust the program to business
 Good orientation
 What can students learn at learning company and
what at school
 Updating learning program
 Alert on new developments
 Listen to the developments in the field
 What do business/companies aspect from an educated
employer
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Interest/Motivation
 Orientation in pre-vocational education
 Chosen in secondary vocational education
 Depends on past history
 Willing to work in the branch as small trader or
trained employer
 Possibilities for future
 Fewer trained co-workers in the branch
 Work circumstances and preferences
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Attractiviness
 Good image school and branch
 Performance and results
 Adequate program
 Good facilities
 Full time and part time education in a good time table
 Possibilities for short courses for specific questions
 Acceptable price/quality proportion
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Grow
 Employment after education
 Enough demand from the branch
 Number of students of school and vocational training
 Employment in the country or abroad
 Vision for future after recession
 What’s economy doing
 How many risks you will take
 “People are not unfit to work but there is a lot of
unsuitable work for people”
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Background
 Social back ground
 Past history
 Home situation
 Work in free time
 Pre-education
 Motivation
 Financial power
 Own capacity
 Advices/Information
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Market and society
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Employment in future
Growing and changing market
Fashion, trends or necessary
More women on labour market
Individualism and flexibility
From knowledge to skills
Learning from cradle till grave
Technological developments are going on
Care systems are integrated(quality thinking)
Up scaling companies
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Dutch performance vis-à-vis EU benchmarks for
2010 and 2020
 Early school-leaving
 Lifelong learning
 Basic skills
 Education level of young people
 Graduates in exact sciences/technology
 Share of tertiary education graduates
 Early-school programmes
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Summary and conclusions
 Competence-based vocational training is needed
 Improve use of foreign languages, arithmetic and
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mathematics
Attention for social and environmental studies/projects
Stimulate mobility and international cooperation
Invest in extra training of teachers
Vocational training for youngsters but also for adults is
needed
Keep up with developments in the branch
Influence business on education is growing
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Summary and conclusions
 Social responsible entrepreneurship(GAP)
 If you look forward one year, you plant rice
If you look forward ten years, you plant trees
If you look forward one hundred years you pay attention
to positive energy in developments of people!
 Let’s work together on quality of vocational training and
people get more competences to spend on their middle
and small companies as a basis for the European
economy!
Success!!
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