The Dutch VET System
The project VET-WBL, also known as ‘Creating VET Business Partnerships for WBL’ has started Work-based learning – Training on Best practices. Our German partner Wisamar is leading the training. The partnership with Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Turkey, The Netherlands and North Macedonia aims is to provide an overview of theoretical perspectives on work based learning education, to support young people, schools and companies. During the VET-WBL training the VET systems of each country will be compared. The VET-WBL Series started with the German vocational education and training system, also known as the dual training system. Today we will highlight the Dutch VET System. The Dutch have four VET levels.
As regards to Dutch Vocational education and training (VET): The Dutch term for secondary Vocational Education and Training (VET) is middelbaar beroepsonderwijs. The Dutch usually referred to it by its abbreviation MBO. Pre-vocational education and training is known as voorbereidend middelbaar beroepsonderwijs (VMBO). In the Netherlands VET training is offered at upper secondary as well as postsecondary levels.
The Dutch Vocational Education Training System
You can read our first article about the German VET System, here.