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Key industries in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is an affluent country with lots of job and career opportunities available. It prospers as one of the world’s leading agricultural producers, as well as excelling in industries such as technology, energy, logistics, and creative enterprises. Its top exports include:

  • Machinery
  • Electrical equipment
  • Mineral fuels
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical apparatus

Core sectors

While the Netherlands has an unemployment rate of only 4% (one of the lowest globally), there are several sectors facing skills shortages. Graduates with skills in these sectors are in high demand:

  • IT and software engineers
  • Medical professionals, such as nurses

As a college that focuses on STEM pathways, Twente Pathway College aims to produce graduates who are highly skilled and employment-ready across a range of science, maths, technology and engineering subjects and careers. This means our graduates are sought after in several of the core sectors with the Netherlands’ industries.

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