More than two hundred organizations have signed the so-called Brainport Talent & Skills Agreement. In it, they make agreements about improvements in education and the labor market that should benefit technological professions
The signatories include large companies such as Philips and ASML, educational institutions such as Eindhoven University of Technology, VNO-NCW and all kinds of administrators and mayors.
Fontys University of Applied Sciences, for example, is concretely committed to doubling the number of graduates in technological studies by 2025. At the beginning of 2019, two new technological master’s programs will be launched.
“There is no more time for postponement and vague promises for the future of the Dutch labor market,” says Nienke Meijer of the Executive Board of Fontys Hogescholen. ” The tipping point with regard to the acute shortages in filling vacancies in our region has now arrived. ”
The regional employers in Brainport Eindhoven promise that all their employees can continue to develop. People are no longer hired for a specific job, but it is examined which talents someone has and whether they fit the company.