Technicians and engineers are essential
Technicians and engineers are needed to conceive, create and maintain technological solutions. The shortage of technical talent is already severe and becoming more acute by the day. Technicians and engineers play a vital role in addressing the major societal challenges that lie ahead. Alongside technologies as mentioned previously, we at Holland High Tech and our partners see people as a key factor in societal transitions.
Together with all the other top sectors, we aim to ensure a sufficient number of qualified employees who will continue to learn, grow and develop in line with technological innovation throughout their lives. Our shared ambition in the Top Sectors Human Capital Road Map 2020 - 2023 (in Dutch) is a ‘future-proof’ workforce as the prerequisite for a thriving economy and positive societal dynamics.
Talent is the key to overcoming societal challenges
What needs to be done? Influx and progression to higher levels in technical education must be greatly increased. To achieve this, we need to organise both education and the transfer to the work environment afterwards in a structurally different way, with more opportunity for diversity, better accessibility, more combined learning and working programmes and encouragement of reskilling and further training. This education of the future is shaped in learning communities, attractive hybrid learning environments for innovation where students studying different subjects work and learn together.
Holland High Tech Human Capital action plan
Change requires action. Holland High Tech contributes to the structural transition in Human Capital and to the joint road map through its own human capital action plan (in Dutch). Our agenda for action focuses on four themes:
- Connection & collaboration We connect the human capital activities and collaborate with all top sectors to ensure a greater collective impact.
- More women and girls in engineering We are committed to making engineering and technology more attractive to girls and women (link to hackathon video).
- Intermediate & Higher Vocational Education We work together with learning programmes in Intermediate and Higher Vocational Education to develop attractive educational offerings with sufficient flexibility to move with the innovations in our top sector.
- Learning communities A Learning Community is a place with all the prerequisites for optimal collaboration between vocational and higher education, business and research institutions. And the place where people can develop and innovations can be applied in practice more quickly. We encourage learning communities throughout our ecosystem. Click here for more information (in Dutch).
Collaboration with partners
We have intensive contact with FME, Metaalunie, NAG, Brainport Industries, RAI Automotive Industry NL, Automotive Center of Expertise, Smart Industry and all the human capital coordinators in the group of top sectors. Are you interested in more information or participating?
Top Sectors Human Capital Road Map 2020 - 2023: Samen aan de slag (in Dutch)
Human Capital Action Agenda
By and for the Top Sector Holland High Tech and part of the Roadmap Human Capital Topsectoren 2020-2023
A Learning Community is a place with all the prerequisites for optimal collaboration between vocational and higher education, business and research institutions. And the place where people can develop and innovations can be applied in practice more quickly. We encourage learning communities throughout our ecosystem. Would you like more information? Click a Learning Community on the map for more information.
What is going on in the ecosystem? Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in our top sector and discover the latest high tech applications and ongoing research.