KLM has now joined Luchtvaart College Schiphol (Aviation College Schiphol, formerly Schiphol College) as a partner, enabling the college to further enhance and fine-tune its ability to develop and organise ‘working & learning’ activities within the aviation sector.
Luchtvaart College Schiphol pools the strengths of aviation businesses, vocational education institutions and the government authorities in the region, giving a boost to the labour market at Schiphol.
Dionne Vorst, whose previous appointments include HR management positions at KLM, has been appointed as the Director of Luchtvaart College Schiphol. She succeeds Jeroen Ankersmit and Judith Kronenburg, who shared the position of Director. Jeroen Ankersmit will continue to remain involved, in addition to his position as chairman of the Management Board of MBO College Airport and MBO College Amstelland.
Dionne Vorst, Director of Luchtvaart College Schiphol: ‘The education programmes offered by Luchtvaart College Schiphol demonstrate how it combines “working & learning” within the aviation sector. As Luchtvaart College Schiphol we aim to become the main point of contact where anybody working or planning to work in the aviation sector can go for personal growth, and to engage in professional development through on-the-job learning.’
The involvement of KLM, with its ever-growing network and programme expansion, means that Luchtvaart College Schiphol can now rightfully call itself the knowledge centre for ‘working & learning’ in the aviation sector. With the employment and study programmes that are developed for companies, it is the aim of Luchtvaart College Schiphol to set people in motion. These programmes give aviation sector employees a means of retaining the required knowledge and skills, while also ensuring that the influx of new workers matches the needs of the industry in both a qualitative and quantitative sense. The Employers’ Service Desk for Greater Amsterdam (Werkgevers Service Punt Groot Amsterdam) works directly with Luchtvaart College Schiphol to facilitate the placement of jobseekers who set to work as part of a specific, airport-oriented (vocational) training programme.