What Makes Us Tick

The Dutch Alliance foundation is a strategic network of six Regional Training Centres (in Dutch: ROC) and one Agricultural Training Centre (in Dutch: AOC) in the Netherlands for international cooperation in vocational education and training, and lifelong learning for adults. We are part of a global society in which a great variety of nationalities and cultures are living together. The international mobility of workers is increasing rapidly. Therefore we feel that a clear international dimension should be present in all parts of vocational training and adult education: in the curricula and learning programmes of our students, in our staff development programmes and in our innovation plans.

We want to strengthen the international activities of the Dutch Alliance members through the use of the highest quality standards. We support the members of our network through joint training programmes for our international coordinators and through joint international projects. For organisations from other countries the Dutch Alliance wants to be a first choice partner of the highest value.

Areas Of Education And Training

  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Business Studies
  • Catering and Tourism
  • Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Health Care
  • Personnel & Social Services
  • Sports & Leisure


  • 7¬†Training Centres, spread all over the Netherlands
  • 110,000 students
  • 10,000 staff
  • Partners in all EU member states and outside Europe