Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School for IT, and the business community have been working together for more than 10 years within the ‘Partners in Education’ program. This program is developed by Fontys and provides the possibility for companies to support and attract ‘young professionals’. This allows vacancies to be filled in time and offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with the business community during their studies.
The expectations of the Partner in Education program are high. In addition to the possibility of offering internships and graduation positions, companies structurally share their latest developments with the educational institution. In co-creation, companies develop lectures together with teachers for specific groups of students and receive feedback. This is also a great opportunity to brainstorm about existing business cases, possibly in the form of specific assignments. In this way, companies have a clear, direct and long-term influence on education, and knowledge sharing is done directly with their future employees.
Partners in Education
The benefits of the Partners in Education program for companies are obvious: