The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.
The AOb represents nearly 87,000 teachers in the Netherlands in all education sectors. The AOb is a member of ETUCE and an important social partner in education at national level.
The AOb promotes high-quality and modern vocational education, which offers training in all curricula areas equipping starting professionals with the right competences, skills and knowledge.
In line with the ETUCE policy on maintaining and improving quality education in VET, the AOb will step up its promotion of the following among the VET teachers and trainers via its publications, meetings and events on quality teaching and on VET:
In the above mentioned field, the AOb advocates for:
The AOb is affiliated to the FNV (Dutch Trade Union Confederation) with 1,100,000 trade union members
The AOb is a member of the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) which represents 135 Teacher Unions and 12.8 million teachers in all countries of Europe, 5.5 million teachers in the EU, from all levels of the education sector
The AOb works with education providers, associations of schools and Colleges, regional/ national authorities and exam boards
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