Wanted: Tech companies with staff shortages

Wanted: Tech companies with staff shortages

We hardly need to explain: technical talent is scarce and demand is enormous. Time for action! The Talent Committee of VONK – Vereniging voor Vastgoedondernemers en Ondernemers op Kennispark – has taken the initiative to establish a Talent Center Twente for their members at Kennispark.

Investing together in Talent Center Twente (i.o.)

The goal is to connect initiatives and people in a physical place. Think about:

  • Matching students and companies through internships or traineeships
  • Making training plans for companies
  • Setting up a knowledge and learning portal.

In doing so, we want to collaborate with organizations and projects that are already running. Think of the Talent Learning Center i.o. for ChipTech Twente, programs of the Twente Board, University of Twente, Saxion and ROC van Twente. Together we hope to retain the talent in Twente, but also to teach employees new skills to match the technological developments coming our way.

Requested: in-kind contribution

There is a lot, but we are ‘hands’ short to set up this initiative. That’s why we have a project plan in the works to apply for the SLIM grant. That must be submitted by June 1, 2023, and it is on a first come, first service basis. If we want to claim €500,000 to establish this Talent Center, we need an additional investment worth €334,000 from a partnership of SMEs. This can be done through a financial contribution or by making manpower available. The latter we would like to ask you as an entrepreneur:

We are looking for at least 15 SMEs who want to start this together with us and who will make a manager or employee available for a few hours per week for a period of 2 years to make this initiative a success.

Want to participate? Sign up before May 29!

Do you want to help make this initiative a success? Then do the following:

Email your interest to Maarten Kuper, director QBayLogic and chairman of VONK’s Talent Committee: talent@vonkenschede.nl
He will send you an email to provide the following information:

  • Contact person
  • Signed de-minimus statement
  • SME statement (also from large companies)
  • Template cooperation agreement all cooperating partners

Do you have any questions? Then please contact Maarten.

Let’s make work of Talent in Twente!


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