€ 300,000 for the Veenendaal ICT Campus

3 ton voor ICT-Campus Veenendaal

The municipality of Veenendaal has made € 300,000 available for the establishment of an ICT Campus. This money is sorely needed to develop an integrated approach to matching supply of and demand for ICT staff. 

 

 

A first step towards a physical ICT Campus in Veenendaal

The money will initially be used for the four pillars set out in a strategic ICT vision: training and job opportunities, new business development, PR and supporting start-ups in the ICT industry. In this vision, government, education and business community are working together to help put Veenendaal on the map as the ICT hub of the region. The ultimate goal is to realise a physical ICT Campus in Veenendaal.

Alderman Marco Verloop of the municipality of Veenendaal: “It is a first step towards a physical campus. This could be built on the industrial estate north of the A12 (De Batterijen and Het Vizier business parks ed.). But we need to look into this in more detail. The ultimate aim is to create a campus where IT professionals can meet physically, not just digitally.”

ICT professionals are scarce but job vacancies are increasing

Eerste stap naar ICT-Campus Veenendaal

Just as everywhere else in the Netherlands, the number of IT vacancies in Veenendaal is increasing while IT staff are scarce. The IT sector is growing faster than the overall Dutch economy. In order to react to this and thereby prevent qualified IT staff leaving for the Randstad, Veenendaal must act proactively – because it is exactly the location of Veenendaal in the innovative Food Valley region that creates opportunities for IT companies.

Mr. Werkman, vice president of the Veenendaal Business Association: “Employers in Veenendaal are currently doing everything they can in order to attract and retain IT talent. But that’s difficult, because talent is scarce. So we’re very happy with the budget that has been made available.”

Would you also like to do business in the ICT city of Veenendaal?

 

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Or call Joop Camminga on +31 (0) 88-70 70 260 for more information about business premises and office spaces at Het Vizier in Veenendaal.

 

 

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Ondernemend Veenendaal
– Plan of action & ICT Campus Ambition Document – Municipality of Veenendaal