The government has reserved 352 million euros for the growth fund proposal 'Investing in the talent of the future'. This program must ensure that all pupils in primary education and at VMBO, HAVO and VWO come into contact with technology and technology on a structural basis and that all pupils can discover their talents for technology.
The prosperity and earning capacity of the Netherlands depend strongly on sufficient technically trained personnel and the skills of personnel in all sectors to deal with new technological and digital developments. The aim of this project is therefore:
- More affinity with, knowledge of and professional skills in technology among all young people
- More students opting for science subjects in HAVO and VWO and a higher intake in (beta) technical follow-up studies
- Via a one-off impulse at 80 regional networks, the proposal aims to raise technology education to a higher level, promote a technology-inclusive culture and develop stimulating national policy frameworks
Platform Talent for Technology (PTvT) is the coordinator of the growth fund proposal and FME, together with the partners of the industry coalition and tech companies, has provided input for the plan.