25 May 2020
The entire population of Brainport Eindhoven is following a life-long learning strategy. In this fast-changing world, you continuously need to develop yourself.
With respect to the labor market, life-long learning is about actively developing the relevant knowledge and skills of (potential employees) to allow them to continue to carry out their current and future jobs. Sustainable deployment is becoming more important.
To ensure that companies deploy their employees in a sustainable way, employers must encourage their employees to continuously development themselves and they must facilitate this personal development. Employees must better understand their own skills and the skills needed for their current or future job. However, they also must have the financial means, such as a personal development budget, and know all educational options.
Employers must better understand the skills they already have in house and know how their own demand for skills is changing. They can facilitate their employees’ self-development by offering internal training and education. Companies involved in schools and training institutes, also contribute to relevant study and training programs.
Brainport Development is promoting this ambition and is discussing it with the local, provincial, national and European authorities involved in funding, policy and regulation. Brainport Development contributes to this ambition by driving innovation and cooperation and by coordinating and linking regional and sometimes provincial and national initiatives. In addition, Brainport Development has an executive role when multiple organizations have the same request and no other party is dealing or is able to deal with the request.
Campaign Together Future Proof
This is an awareness-raising campaign that informs residents and employers in Brainport Eindhoven about the importance of life-long development. In addition, they are given insight into the development offers on the website of Samen Klaar voor De Toekomst.