Kenniscentrum Handel is the knowledge centre for vocational training courses in the retail, wholesale and international trade sectors.
Working in collaboration with companies, trade organisations and the vocational training sector, Kenniscentrum Handel ensures that the training courses are correctly geared to the relevant vocation and the requirements of the labour market.
To this end, Kenniscentrum Handel performs labour market research and develops and maintains the national qualification structure for existing and new vocations in the trade sector.
Kenniscentrum Handel also develops examinations for the various vocational training courses. Approximately 40,000 trainees follow a course in the trade sector each year.
KC Handel advises companies on the form and content of practical training. There are approximately 29,000 training companies that are accredited by Kenniscentrum Handel and which offer trainees from public and private educational institutes excellent
alternatives for learning their vocation in practice.
Kenniscentrum Handel employs 150 professionals, divided between the office, which is established in Ede in the Netherlands, and the field service.