Jet-Net, Youth and Technology Network Netherlands, is a joint initiative of leading Dutch technology companies and secondary (pre-college) schools. Together they provide students with experiences that show that technology is challenging, meaningful and socially relevant. In collaboration with the schools, the companies develop an educational environment with practical content for the science curriculum. Through guest lessons, workshops and many other activities, young people see with their own eyes that they can find great, varied and interesting jobs in technology.
Since its launch in 2002 the Jet-Net network kept on growing. More than 60,000 pupils and their teachers are reached by the activities carried out under the Jet-Net label, it also implies a 6 million Euro investment of funds and time by the participating companies each year.
Together with partner organisations, such as technical universities and science centra, the Jet-Net schools and companies organise a broad range of activities during the year. At Jet-Net we believe that experiencing technology for yourself is the best way to promote it. That is why Jet-Net advocates 'learning by doing', with the aim that every activity should contain an interactive or executive component of 80%.
Jet-Net has participated in various international programmes like InGenious and Scientix 2. During the course of our international involvement, other countries are becoming more interested in the organisation of the Dutch National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Platform and Jet-Net. In 2012, the Danish launched their own Jet-Net, building on the experience of Jet-Net in the Netherlands. In 2015 four national STEM platforms launched the EU STEM Coalition, a network aiming to facilitate the exchange of good practices between national platforms and supports the development of STEM strategies in EU member states. Jet-Net actively participates in this network and shares its experience with the collaboration between schools and industry.
Both in the Netherlands and Europe; Jet-Net lightens up technology!
Jet-Net National Coordination Desk
Visiting address Lange Voorhout 20, 2514 EE The Hague, The Netherlands
Mailing address PO Box 556, 2501 CN The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone +31 70 31 19 720
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