- installation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems
- installing, connecting and programming electrical and electronic systems and installations
- repair of electrical equipment
- developing new electronic products
- configuring and programming equipment and components
- safety, security and documentation
You should be
- meticulous and systematic
- practically inclined and have good manual-labour skills
- service minded and have a logical mind set
- creative and have good colour vision
You can become
- an electrician, an electrical appliance technician or a power-supply operator
- a control panel fitter, a signal fitter or a lift fitter
- an avionics technician or an aircraft engine mechanic
- a space technologist, an ICT service representative or a production electronics engineer
- an automation mechanic or an ROV operator
See all vocations and competences
- public or private enterprises
- the process or electronics industry
- mechanical industry, power plants or railway operation
- data, aviation or oil industry
Vocational education and training lead to vocational competence (with or without a trade or journeyman’s certificate). After completing vocational education and training you can start working or take further education:
- You can take further education at a tertiary vocational college. A tertiary vocational education is a short vocational further education meant for those who have taken vocational education and training.
- You can take a Vg3 supplementary programme for general university admissions certification
– after Vg2 or
– after achieving vocational competence.
You will then have the option to take higher education at a university college or university. Remember that some study programmes, such as for instance engineering, science and medical studies, require you to have certain science subjects.
- You can also apply for admission to higher education after a preliminary course or by the Y-path, the vocational pathway to higher education. The Y-path is intended for those with relevant vocational experience. Preliminary courses and the Y-path are most commonly used for science and engineering studies.