2. Professionalisation of teachers
International cooperation offers VET teachers the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in their field, but also to discover new teaching methods. A study trip or internship abroad -at a school or company- also helps teachers to place their lessons in a professionally relevant (international) context. After all, it is the role of the teachers that is crucial in motivating students for an experience abroad.
3. Foreign students in VET
For VET students from a non-EEA country, it is possible on a limited scale to come to the Netherlands for a VET-study. However, this only applies to programmes at level 4. Please see for more information on these possibilities: www.internationalvet.nl
4. Involving VET in partnerships
The Dutch centres for innovative craftsmanship offer excellent students a challenging learning environment. Here, they are introduced to the latest technologies and learn how innovative companies work. MBO Raad encourages the government and schools to give VET a greater role in (international) partnerships with companies and research institutions, similar to the centres for innovative craftsmanship. In Europe, these centres are called "Centres of Vocational Excellence" (CoVEs).