Visit Skills The Finals in the Netherlands 20-22 March 2024

The organizing partners: The Dutch Alliance, Nuffic and WorldSkills Netherlands would like to invite  you to visit the national Skills Competitions, Skills The Finals, in the Netherlands and participate in a dedicated international course programme that includes a visit to Dutch Vocational Education and Training (VET) colleges. This programme is organized for delegates of VET colleges and WorldSkills organisations in Europe. It takes place at the Brabanthallen Expo in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, March 20-22, 2024.

We would be honoured to welcome you to the beautiful city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Brabanthallen Expo. ‘s-Hertogenbosch is situated in the southern part of the Netherlands and is famous for the Gothic St John Cathedral and Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch Renaissance painter. The region is also known for the high tech industry such as ASML (leading chipmaker) and Philips. Here you can combine (skills) work, education and culture.

International collaboration

This international course programme is planned because topics such as motivation of students, skillset and training and international collaboration in VET are becoming more top of mind due to globalisation, innovations in professions, craftmanship and shortages of labour force in VET-professions. The programme aims also to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in VET Skills Competitions, share best practices and gain insights into the Dutch education system.

As the challenge is how VET and Skills Competitions in Europe can learn from each other, share, collaborate and exchange across Europe and create impact together. Al with the purpose that more VET-students gain more excellent skills competences and international experiences for the benefit of their professional careers.

National VET- competition finals

In addition to this programme you can visit Skills The Finals, one of the biggest events of its kind in Europe. Hosting more than 10 pre-VET finals, 55 VET finals and 100- ‘try and trade’ activities plus several side programmes and presentations of the Dutch (high tech) industry, around 20.000 visitors will be expected in two days.

So we have a lot to offer that can be profitable for your work in order to make VET, Skills Competitions and international collaboration even better throughout Europe.

Check out the entire programme at:  and apply now!

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