Trendwatcher Richard van Hooijdonk connects ICT students and entrepreneurs

february 1, 2018

Limburg MBO programs join forces in a special partnership with government and business

Thanks to new technology, we are on the brink of major changes. Robots, drones, big data, the Internet of Things and virtual reality all offer unprecedented possibilities. Trendwatcher and futurist Richard van Hooijdonk is showing 150 entrepreneurs at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen how current MBO (senior secondary vocational education) students can contribute to this digitization. Through over 40 workshops and demonstrations given by student teams, the entrepreneurs gain insight into the knowledge and skills these students possess today.

Over 400 students from ROC Leeuwenborgh, Arcus College and Gilde Opleidingen demonstrate how they are preparing for the digital age.

Live hacks
Various live hacks will be taking place during the event. The students will take on the challenge to hack a computer network that was built specially for this occasion by campus resident KPN. In addition to speakers from the business community, various guests will also be in attendance, including deputies from the Province of Limburg Marleen van Rijnsbergen and Hans Teunissen.

The initiators
This event is an initiative of ROC Leeuwenborgh within the scope of the ICT Human Capital Agenda, and would not have been possible without the cooperation of Regitel, Brightlands, Arcus, Gilde Education/training, the Province of Limburg, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, KPN, KPMG and SBB.
The ICT Human Capital Agenda is an action plan initiated by the Province of Limburg to satisfy the growing demand for ICT professionals.

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