On 10 October, IT Dynamic, together with Osnabruck-Lingen University of Applied Sciences, the Rijnland Institute and the municipality of Hoogeveen, organised the meeting ‘Finding and retaining professionals with IT skills’. After two introductions, companies, education and governments entered into discussions with each other. These discussions provided interesting insights into what IT Dynamic, the regional business community, education and government can do with it.
The definition of IT company is beginning to shift. In fact, every company that works with data is an IT company. As a result, the IT related activities shift from the ‘traditional’ IT companies to organisations themselves, and this is where training questions arise. During the meeting it was investigated which training question the entrepreneurs have and whether there is an overlap there that could be solved by the ICT Academy. In addition, it was examined whether a regional network would be interesting for questions other than training. This appears to be the case. The exchange of personnel with certain specialties also appeals to the imagination.
After the workshops, the Osnabrück-Lingen University of Applied Sciences gave a presentation on the training and cooperation possibilities. Both HBO and university study modules can also be offered from Germany within the ICT Academy. Dual study (working and learning) also offers plenty of opportunities if we organise this across borders.
The IT Dynamic Foundation will use the information from this meeting to work out its plans together with the Osnabruck University of Applied Sciences and the Rijnland Institute. At the beginning of 2020, the Foundation hopes to present its final plan to the public.
We will keep you informed!
This meeting was co-financed within the framework of the INTERREG V A Programme Deutschland-Nederland with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and by the provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen as well as the state of Niedersachsen.