Netherlands Association of VET Colleges (MBO-Raad)

The ‘MBO Raad’ is the Netherlands Association of VET Colleges. The association represents all government-funded colleges for secondary vocational education and training and adult education in the Netherlands. On behalf of its members, the MBO Raad promotes the collective interests of the sector, supports common activities of the colleges and acts as an employers’ organisation. The association negotiates labour conditions for the sector with the trade unions and signs collective labour agreements. The MBO Raad plays a major role in the remodelling of vocational education to competence-based vocational education and training. The executive committee of the MBO Raad is elected by MBO Raad members and consists in six members and a chairperson. The MBO Raad employs approximately 70 staff at its office in Woerden, in the province of Utrecht.

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