Education is a field that constantly has to adapt to the latest developments. Today’s technology makes new ways of education possible. Sustainable development is deliberately integrated into the programs of schools and universities.
Facility Management is a field with practically trained people. Facility companies can contribute to goal number four by training people who have a distance to the labor market themselves, like disabled people or people with Down syndrome.
Facility service provider Breedweer noticed that the demand for facility employees increased in 2015. In order to meet these demands, Breedweer approached people who have a distance to the labor market. As a response, they offered them a combination of work and education in the facilities field for at least 26 hours per week. A secondary vocational education in levels varying from 1 to 4 (MBO). The employment contract is at least for 26 hours, so employees do not have to fall back on
social welfare benefits. Breedweer’s goal is to create an impact on society and vice versa whilst doing their work. From a window cleaner dressed in a prison uniform while cleaning a courthouse to a note that says “Fatima cleaned this toilet seat”. With this business model, Breedweer has an economic growth of 5000% over the last four years.