Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Yuverta: ‘VET graduates are crucial to the country’
Sep 14th 2021

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited Yuverta to open the vocational education and training year 2021-2022.  “What happens here at the VET schools is of the utmost importance for the whole of the Netherlands,” said Máxima. In a speech addressed to students and teachers, the Queen spoke of their important role during the corona crisis. […]

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Nordwin College is now Aeres
Sep 12th 2021

Education organization puts ‘everything on green’! Nordwin College will now continue under the name Aeres. In 2020, Nordwin College and Aeres merged and cooperated to form a single agricultural training center. The organization now continues under one name, with a clear choice for green. By merging, Aeres and Nordwin College have formed one strong education […]

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EUROPEA Challenge Cancelled
Mar 25th 2021

EUROPEA Challenge (AGROLYMPICS)  Message from the president of EUROPEA Netherlands: Dear friends, I sincerely do hope this message finds you well. After constructive deliberation in which all developments have been taken into account, it is with a heavy heart that the board of Europea-Netherlands had to decide to cancel the Agro Challenge 2021. The main […]

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Helicon, Citaverde, Lentiz and Wellant: VET mobility in a few key figure
Mar 7th 2021

Recently Wellantcollege completed the final report on the received Erasmus+ mobility grant call 2018, on behalf of a consortium that also includes Helicon, Citaverde, and Lentiz. An excellent opportunity to look back on the results that the mobility consortium has achieved. The four agricultural VET providers in the Netherlands are committed to engaging students and […]

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Exchange Between Netherlands and Myanmar on Hold
Mar 6th 2021

Strengthening Agricultural Education and Training for Food Security Firstly: A 4-year project concerns strengthening of 14 State Agricultural Institutes (ATVET schools) by providing hands-on support with curriculum review, teacher development and ICT needs, which will involve ample technical, subject matter expertise transfer and information exchange between the Netherlands and Myanmar. This aims at tailoring the […]

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Crossing boundaries
Mar 2nd 2021

Agricultural education – and the agricultural sector as a whole – will ways be about boundary crossing. Diverging sectors, international relations and trade, diverse corporate cultures. But how can we communicate effectively with people with different backgrounds and views? During the course Intercultural Communication at Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Wageningen, NL) students learn about […]

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Landscaping sector benefits from the corona crisis
Feb 27th 2021

From The Netherlands … The consequences of the corona pandemic are affecting vocational education. With many companies closed due to the lockdown, internships cannot always take place. Yet there are also programs that are relatively unaffected by the corona crisis. “All our students have an internship. In fact, there are so many internship applications that […]

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ONLINE on the Move !!
Feb 21st 2021

Online on the Move Covid19 poses major challenges for educational institutions around the world. Learning benefits from knowledge exchange, interaction and meeting each other. Since March 2020, the possibilities for face to face interaction in education changed drastically. For teacher training centers , the ultimate chance to re-design and develop online and blended didactics. How […]

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Wellantcollege – the most sustainable VET school!
Dec 17th 2020

Wellantcollege tops ranking of sustainable VET schools in the Netherlands   Wellantcollege ranks as most sustainable VET school in the Netherlands. According to the annual SustainaBul ranking, a national competition to stimulate and inspire sustainable development in education, Wellantcollege leads the rankings for VET providers in 2020. The award ceremony took place on December 11th, […]

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SMARTCircular project of Alfa Hoogeveen and Terra
Nov 21st 2020

SMARTCirculair is the largest green talent project in the Netherlands. Various multidisciplinary student teams compete to create the most CO2-friendly, high-profile, innovative and circular (building) design for their local client. Alfa College and Terra have joined forces and together they are one of the fifteen student teams participating in the competition. They have a special […]

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Regional Learning at the Suiker Terrein – roots of innovation
Nov 17th 2020

Collaboration with other educational institutes (green and grey) Project ‘From Farm to Table’ Terra: growing grains (arable farming / contract work) Noorderpoort: baking bread (bakers) Alfa College: build rocket stove 2.0 (technology) MAC: reception (host / hostess) Closing lunch with students, teachers, management and board of directors. Project ‘Flower Farm Fragrance’ Terra: growing sunflowers (arable […]

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Together online ‘on the move’
Oct 23rd 2020

Covid19 poses major challenges for educational institutions around the world. Learning benefits from knowledge exchange, interaction and meeting each other. Last March, the possibilities for face to face interaction in education changed drastically. For Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Wageningen, the teacher training centre for land-based education, the ultimate chance to design and develop […]

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