About ROC van Amsterdam

ROC van Amsterdam (ROCvA) provides secondary vocational education in nine modern MBO colleges in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Hoofddorp and Hilversum. Each MBO college offers its own wide selection of courses and has a number of specialisations. In total, ROCvA offers almost 300 secondary vocational education programs to 36. 000 students.

Education at the MBO colleges is organized on a small scale, as a student you mainly have to deal with the department that your course is part of. ROCvA is characterized by high quality education with a lot of attention for the individual student. Our courses are given as Vocational Training Track (BOL, full-time) and / or as Vocational Guidance Track (BBL, part-time).

ROCvA also provides secondary education and adult education. The secondary education of Amsterdam (VOvA) has ten schools. Adult education consists of the Joke Smit College (vmbo-tl, havo, vwo) and Education (courses and training).

Our mission

"I invest in people to build a bridge to work, society and further education."

The mission is formulated in ‘I’ format to emphasise the importance of involvement of every employee. Working together in teams, with a large degree of autonomy, employees are essential to the achievement of high quality education. This process is not just about learning a profession or trade, but also about the empowerment and personal development of the student as a citizen and as a person.

Our core values

  1. Attentive - We pay a great deal of attention to everyone’s personal and social development.
  2. Ambitious - We strive to be the best we can be and we challenge our students to utilize their talents to the best of their ability.
  3. Reliable - We stick to our agreements and appointments, we have our affairs in order and we have clear goals and a clear vision on how to achieve them. We take responsibility for our actions.
  4. Determined and Professional - We always strive for improvement, and for creating and seizing new opportunities.
  5. Pleasant - We work together in a respectful manner in an informal atmosphere in which everyone feels accepted. This strengthens our relationship with our students.