Education is a widely discussed topic, and COVID-19 has underscored how crucial the education sector is to our society whether it concerns primary, secondary, or higher education and university education. Qualitative education is needed to ensure sufficiently qualified people, also in the future. There are sectors that are experiencing, or are at threat of, severe shortages. There is tension between the education supply and the demand from the labour market. Is the education sector responding adequately to the new competencies that are required now and in the future? The way in which education is organised plays a crucial role in how we prepare for future-proof leadership in the Netherlands.
Whyz enjoys getting to grips with which changes are necessary in education to train the professional of the future. One of the biggest challenges for our country is to give form to ‘lifelong’ learning for all citizens. This is essential for retaining and bolstering the Netherlands’ innovative capacity. Naturally, education has always been in a state of constant evolution, but what has changed is the breakneck speed at which we are being confronted with change. The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) distinguishes four driving forces that will affect the lives of Dutch citizens in future: demographics, technology, economics, and ecology.
Whyz delivers a contribution to future-proof education by ensuring the exchange of knowledge and experience between educational institutions and the business sector. We are familiar with both sectors and understand which people are successful in education, now and in the future. Our focus is on understanding the vision and mission of leading educational institutions and their target groups so we can find the right candidates. That could be an experienced educational professional or someone from another sector with the right background who switches to the education sector. We pay particular attention to the impact that technological innovations such as digitisation and robotisation have on the sector.