The labour market and vocational education and training constitute the foundation for co-operation vocational education, training and the labour market (SBB). They work together on themes such as the VET qualification structure, examination, work placement and offer of training programs. With that SBB optimizes the connection between education and labour market. The goal of which is:
DELIVERING SUFFICIENT AND WELL-QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
The foundation for Cooperation between Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB) was established on 1 January 2012. The SBB brings together senior secondary vocational education (mbo education) and the organised labour market. Colo, the association of 17 centres of expertise, has transferred to this organisation.
SBB is responsible for cross-regional and cross-sector management and harmonisation of themes relating to the compatibility between vocational education and industry.
What knowledge and what competences must a student have acquired at the end of his senior secondary vocational education? When does a student meet the certificate requirements? Within SBB, education and the labour market establish joint agreements on qualifications and examination.
Guaranteeing sound vocational education is a shared responsibility for vocational education and the labour market. Within the Foundation for Cooperation between Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB), education partners together with the social partners work on optimising the links between vocational education and the labour market. As a result of this cooperation, the Ministry of Education can rely on sound advice in which education and the labour market speak with a single voice.