Stivako, since 1941, has been the Vocational Education Training institute for management, marketing and leadership in the print media and creative industries in the Netherlands.
Stivako provides training in management, entrepreneurial education, marketing & sales and personal development.
We focus on those already working within a company and want to develop within it to a staff or member of the management within a company.
We also organize workshops and training in the various areas of business such as quality, health & safety, lean manufacturing, environment, CSR, FSC, sales & marketing, leadership, HRM-issues , finance etc.
Our courses are tailor-made to the various fields of knowledge within existing job profiles and companies in the print media and creative industries.

Stivako is the coordinator of this Erasmus plus project

Aarhus Tech

AARHUS TECH is one of the largest vocational institutions in Denmark. It offers 32 different VET courses/training, several HTX courses (Upper Secondary Technical College), courses at Academy Profession level and further education for employees in companies and unemployed people. The college has more than 30,000 students every year (equivalent to approximately 3,400 full time students), about 620 employees of which 300 are lecturers. The purpose of the college is to provide a coordinated system of vocational education and training programmes at various levels in order to meet the requirements of the private as well as the public sector. The college has a long tradition of servicing the private and public sector with a focus on the training needs of the Eastern part of Jutland and by offering flexible education and training programmes and courses within a wide variety of occupations at different levels. One of the priorities of AARHUS TECH is involvement in international activities for students and staff. It is an explicit part of the school strategy to prepare all students for a global labour market.

El Palo

El Palo was opened in 1979 and currently serves over 800 students and has 62 teachers who are allocated among the following levels:  secondary school, baccalaureate, adult education and vocational training. We also offer different educational programs such as bilingualism, ICT, entrepeneurship, sports, profesional guidance and life counselling.

Although our center was founded more than 35 years ago,  the Vocational  Education and Training was introduced in
1998. Currently, our offer in VET studies are related with the Personal Image Sector:

  • two courses of Basic Professional Education in Hairdressing and Beautician,
  • two training courses of intermediate level in hairdressing and beautician  and
  • two advanced vocational training in Beautician and Personal Image Consulting (fashion, communication skills, protocol…)

In recent years, one aspect that identifies our center is the emphasis  given to learning languages and sustainability and exchanging educational experiences as essential tools for the modernization and internationalization of our community. As a result, in the last quinquennium our institution has been involved in several  foreign exchange programs such as Leonardo, Comenius and presently KA 102 and KA 103. We also have the Erasmus Charter and we are looking forward to obtain the Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter.

Our main goal is to facilitate our students the basic tools for a professional success and for a personal development within a global world.  Therefore, subjects like ICT, foreign languages, entrepreneurship and environmental conservation are cross curricular subjects in all levels from compulsary education to VET studies.


The Institut de Gestion Sociale is an International Vocational Training Center located in Lyon, Paris and Toulouse. Since its inception in 1975, IGS enjoys the highest expertise in the field of vocational training and the world of work.
IGS offers traditional and vocational training, apprenticeship, foundation courses, and professional support programs for job seekers. Courses are available in various fields and enable us to stand as real competences providers:
Management and HRM, Journalism and Communication, Administration, Business and Management, Commerce, Sales and Distribution, IT, computer and network maintenance, Management in Health Industries, International management.
Founded in 1975, IGS is the one of the 5 top leaders in HRM education in France with over 9,300 alumni working in HRM key roles in companies and labour organizations in France.
Since its inception, IGS has had a pragmatic, hand-on approach to education in partnership with professional practitioners who bring real corporate experience to the classroom.
Programs are constantly updated to meet corporate needs, and benefit from the feedback and input of a network of more than 5500 partner companies. There is strong involvement and work with regional actors and stakeholders (Région Rhône Alpes council, unions such as CGPME).

IGS has always been at the forefront of vocational training and  almost 89 % of the graduates get a job within 6 months after graduation.
The campus in Lyon accounts for 2,500 students a year. We deliver state diplomas as well as recognized titles (National Directory for Professional Certification).

Bridgwater Taunton College

Bridgwater Taunton College is located in the heart of Somerset, with main centres in Bridgwater and Cannington.  It also has outreach centres in Bridgwater (Angel Place), Lufton near Yeovil and Paignton Zoo.
The College has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally as a highly successful provider of education and training.

The College:

  • Is a Learning and Skills Beacon status College
  • Is designated an Outstanding College by Ofsted
  • Received 11 National Beacon Awards in recent years
  • Meets the Matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance services
  • Has been accredited with the Training Quality Standard for provision to employers
  • Has held Investors in People since 2000
  • Our examination and course results consistently place us amongst the best of all education and training providers in the South West.

Bridgwater  Taunton College caters for more than 15,000 full and part-time students each year and employs more than 1,000 staff. The student population comprises approximately 3,500 16 – 18 year olds, as well as 700 students following higher education programmes. There is a growing international community, with students from over 35 different countries.  Bridgwater College is a leading provider of business training to employers across Somerset and have an excellent track record in providing certificated and bespoke training solutions for the business community.
There is an extensive curriculum, which covers the four key areas of:
• Arts & Technology
• Access, Science & Humanities
• Business & Professional Studies
• Land-based Studies

There is also significant provision for students with additional learning needs. The College caters for all levels of study, from Year 10 and 11 school pupils attending on link courses, right through to full honours degree programmes. It is also one of a few Colleges outside the private sector to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

ROC van Amsterdam

In Dutch, ROCvA stands for 'Regional Community College of Amsterdam'. We are a foundation under Dutch law, initiated by the local and national government in 1997. We service Amsterdam and the nearby townships of Amstelveen, Hoofddorp and Hilversum. Like community colleges in other countries we focus on vocational education and training for students from the age of 12 and adults in our region.
We are one of the largest community colleges in Europe with approximately 35,000 students; 3,500 part-time and fulltime staff spread over roughly 60 locations. Our fulltime college-based route combines study with hands-on training in the workplace. The part-time option is a work based route - with part-time education and apprenticeship slotted together. The courses come in four levels (as defined by the Dutch Adult & Vocational Education Act and in line with European-SEDOC classification). Students at the highest level can go on to university/college equivalent studies.

The Hairdressers department is located in a new building in Amsterdam that was officially opened in September 2012.  Our departments shares this location with several other departments among which: a beautician’s department, Sports, Art & Entertainment, Fashion and Lifestyle. Together they make up MBO College Zuid.