The Port of Rotterdam, the Educational Information Center Main Port Rotterdam, the Nederland Maritiem Land and the LMC Voortgezet Onderwijs* have developed an educational port program for schoolboys and schoolgirls. This program presented as a digital teaching package on goods and port jobs, offers also the possibility to subscribe for excursions and guest lessons. In this way over 8.000 young people of 12 to14 years get to know better the opportunities in terms of employment in the port area. That is absolutely necessary, because, annually, 2.000 port related offers are released.
Eight establishments (schools) of LMC are already working with this program and during the school year 2010-2011 the pupils of the 28 establishments of LMC followed the lessons and took part in the excursions. The partners are aiming now to associate other schools of the Rotterdam region.
*Foundation LMC Secondary Education offers interdenominational and innovative education in Rotterdam and the surrounding areas