People learn in different ways. While traditional education is successful for some young people, the rigid routines of the classroom can be hard for others – a barrier that can stop them achieving their full potential.
Working in collaboration with Accenture, PwC and ROC van Amsterdam College in the Netherlands, ISS has come up with a unique solution – one that could potentially help thousands of young people, who may otherwise have dropped out, build a successful career.
“Some people just don’t suit classroom learning,” says Edwin Klinkert, who runs the education programme at ISS. “Our programme gives them a chance to learn the theory and work at the same time.”
The unique opportunities of hybrid learning
Facility Manager on the Job Training has been created by ISS and ROC van Amsterdam College. The two-and-a-half-year course gives young people aged 16-21 the chance to learn and experience all aspects of ISS’s work – from front desk service and IT support to procurement and people management.
As well as on-the-job training at Accenture or PwC, one-to-one coaching and two internships, students also study facility management theory, Dutch, English and maths online. It’s a complete educational package designed specifically for young people who need to learn by doing.