Date: 7/3/2019. Every year, the Cabinet makes € 100 million structurally available for technology intensification within pre-vocational education (VMBO) from the ‘Strong Technology Education (STO) scheme. To qualify for this, VMBO schools in their region had to draw up a good plan together with companies on how they will implement this technology intensification in the period 2020-2024.

A total of 78 plans were submitted throughout the Netherlands in the spring of 2019. Aranco supported the development of the STO plans for the regions of South Limburg and Eindhoven. On July 1, it was announced that 45 technology plans have been approved, including the plans for South Limburg and Eindhoven. We wish the schools and partners involved every success with the implementation of the plans and are delighted that we have been able to contribute to these great projects.