On 13 May 2013, over 60 parties signed the National Technology Pact 2020 in an effort to structurally improve alignment between education and the technology job market and reduce the shortage of technically trained staff. Since the official signing of the Technology Pact, all the involved partners have made concerted and dedicated efforts to implement the necessary measures on the basis of an integrated approach entitled ‘Choosing, learning and working in technology’.
This progress is monitored in the 'Technology Pact Monitor', a yearly publication of the Dutch National STEM Platform (PBT) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ). The publication covers the entire education chain (from primary to higher education) as well as the labour market. The analsyis is based on datasets of the Dutch National Statistics Agency (CBS), the Education Executive Agency of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (DUO), the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) and various partners in the field.
For the first time, the Technology Pact Monitor is relaeased as a digital-only portal that allows users to filter data, and zoom in on specific regions or topics. Key trends and findings were published in an infographic.