ROC van Twente

ROC van Twente is the number one enterprising Regional Training Centre for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education in the region Twente (Netherlands).


Personal approach, developing every talent

Our mission: to pass on knowledge, expertise and learning skills to students (16 and older) and adults to optimize their personal and professional development, thereby contributing to the socio-economic development of the region Twente.

Our aim: offering everyone the opportunity to develop his/her talents to full extent and gain a professional position and a place in society.

Connecting Vocational Education and Training (VET), Secondary Education and Adult Education

To achieve these goals, ROC van Twente offers training, educational tracks and courses to everyone at all levels. These include everything from secondary vocational education and training (VET) and secondary education and adult education to tailor-made courses, flexible educational programs, for SME’s.

Cooperation, Customer-orientation and market-orientation are the focal points in the educational policy. Focus: flexible educational programs, tailor-made to the demands of the customer or client.

Connecting vocational training and regional labour market

ROC van Twente provides vocational education and training in about 20 different branches from level 1 up to level 4 (EQF) covering the following vocational areas: engineering and technology, social care, healthcare , economics, trade, sports, ict, catering and tourism, arts and design, fashion textiles.

ROC van Twente is connected with over 8,000 companies/ institutes offering accredited practical training opportunities.


Our Numbers



VET Colleges


Our Strengths


Regional Key-player

Respected, experienced key-player in the region of Twente.


Experts in creating

Expert in creating – together with business and other stakeholders/social partners


Innovative and attractive

Innovative and attractive vocational education preparing students for a dynamic and innovating labour market.


Student centered

developing to full extent the knowledge, expertise and learning skills of students to full extent (competence–based training)


Community focused

Upgrading-specialist: raising the skill levels of the workforce (lifelong learning). Officially certified institute for the accreditation of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal learning): expertise in opening up labour market perspectives for non-workers.


Broad international network

Partnerships with colleges in Europe – the States – South Africa – China (and others): exchange of students and professionals ( exchange of expertise)

What we do

Educational programs and international programmes/ activities

core business

Vocational education and training programs in a variety of sectors and branches at 4 different levels. In all these VET- training programs ROC van Twente offers the students international activities.


Going abroad for study, work or common projects with international partners.

virtual mobility

i.e. working together with international partners in online projects using modern communication media.


i.e. hosting students/ guests from abroad

exchange of Professionals

Expertise exchange: target group: staff members/teachers with partner colleges in Europe, the USA and China.

Erasmus +

Erasmus Plus Mobility, Innovation projects / Partnerships, Assistantships- Inservice-training.