Talent for the future
We are working with partners to ensure that the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has the most adaptive labour market in Europe. The Board initiates and develops talent initiatives that enable everyone to participate and benefit and continue to develop their skills throughout their lives.
History teaches us that in the past industrial revolutions, the education system failed to adapt quickly enough on a large scale to meet the changing needs of the labour market.
Today, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has the potential to become the most successful region in terms of utilising, retaining and attracting talent.
Inclusive growth is crucial to achieving this ambition. Everyone should be able to benefit from economic growth, and also have the opportunity to develop personally throughout their lives so they can continue to participate in a rapidly changing labour market.
Major investments are therefore being made in developing new skills and promoting innovation in education. In recent years there has been a rapid growth in a wide variety of new courses, ranging from IT academies and tailor-made solutions aimed at specific target groups. There are also public-private initiatives such as our programmes House of Skills and TechConnect.
Ambitions for Talent for the Future
The Board is working with partners to ensure a smart, green and healthy future for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. By focusing on initiatives for retraining and upskilling digital, circular and energy talent, we contribute to our ambitions to be a smart and green region, ensuring that everyone’s talent can develop.