Date: 3-7-2019. The government provides each year € 100 million in structural funding for the intensification of technical education within pre-vocational education (vmbo), by means of the “Strong Technical Education (STO)” programme. To qualify for this funding, vmbo schools in their respective region had to develop a good plan together with companies on how they will implement this intensification of technical education in the period 2020-2024.
In total, 78 plans were submitted throughout the Netherlands in the spring of 2019. Aranco assisted in the realization of the STO plans for the South Limburg and Eindhoven regions. On July 1st, it was announced that 45 plans had been approved, including the plans for South Limburg and Eindhoven. We wish the schools and others partners involved good luck with the implementation of the plans and we are pleased that we have been able to contribute to these great projects.