THE HAGUE — Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the Technology & IT Campus of the Mondriaan Regional Training Centre (ROC) in The Hague on Wednesday, while accompanying His Majesty King Abdullah II on an official visit to the Netherlands.
Joined by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Saskia Bruines, Queen Rania met with the center’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pierre Heijen, its Director, Wilma Verhoeks, and a number of students, teachers, and business figures affiliated with the centre. The meeting focused on the integration of traditional and vocational education at Mondriaan, and its role in enhancing student employability post-graduation.
Queen Rania also stopped by workshops run by the School of Building and Infrastructure, and the School of Automotive Engineering and Mobility, including Brainbox Energy, Sand Sailor - a workshop on reconstructing an old ship - Ekolectric, Worldskills Megatronics, and Car Mechanical and Body Workshop.
The Mondriaan Regional Training Centre has multiple offices across the Netherlands, including in Delft, Leiden, and Naaldwijk. It currently offers a broad range of courses in secondary vocational education, adult education, company training, and function-oriented training, with the aim of contributing to economic and social development and promoting social participation.
The Centre also provides 200 vocational training courses that cover 13 different professional fields, including retail, logistics, culinary arts, tourism, welfare, ICT and auto technology, among others.