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Lentiz Onderwijsgroep

Lentiz Educational Institute
The Lentiz onderwijsgroep provides pre-vocational secondary education (VMBO), general secondary education (HAVO), pre-university education (VWO) and senior secondary vocational education (MBO). Courses are offered both full-time and part-time and additionally in the form of contract activities. Developing and maximising the potential capabilities of our students is highly valued. We strive not only that our students obtain a qualification corresponding to their aptitude, but also that they succeed in further education. The Lentiz onderwijsgroep consists of 11 schools. The courses are diverse, so each specific programme has its own characteristics within its own environment.

Lentiz - Tailored to your wishes
Our courses are comprehensive, up to date and tailored to the wishes of students and businesses. Senior secondary vocational courses are offered at three schools in Maasland, Schiedam and Naaldwijk. Our policy is to keep small-scale schools with a personal touch, an eye for social development and an approach aimed at the individual.
Learning from practice
At Lentiz, practice is the basis of learning. During the work placements our students gain a lot of experience in their field. This experience is obtained by working in various modern companies like the auction, horticulture and landscaping companies, horse firms, caterers, food industry and environment control businesses.At Lentiz you are not at school all the time. Our programmes are characterised by much practice, field trips and work placements.

At the workplace
Practice is important for learning. Therefore, the work placement is a large and important part of the senior secondary vocational education programmes. You gain experience in recognised training companies. During your work placement you become familiar with the atmosphere in a company or institution. You learn to put theoretical knowledge into practice while you are guided by a supervisor or mentor in the training company.
Involved parties
The supervisor is responsible for coaching you at the workplace and teaching you the agreed skills. You will be guided by the school as well. The school will be in contact with you and the training company and is at the end responsible for the overall training course.

Acknowledged training companies
Companies that want to train students must be acknowledged by the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Businesses and Vocational Education (KBB). This applies to both the school-based route with full-time education and work placements (BOL) and the work-based route in which apprenticeship students combine work and study (BBL). For instance, a qualified supervisor must be present and the student must be able to practise all the required skills in the company. This ensures the quality of learning during the work placements.

The work placement agreement
A work placement agreement containing a number of clauses regarding the training in the company or institution must be signed by both the acknowledged training company or institution and the student. In case of a work-based route in which apprenticeship students combine work and study (BBL) the contract is signed by the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Businesses and Vocational Education (KBB) too, and in addition an employment agreement is made.

Food - Senior secondary vocational education (MBO)
Are you a creative talent are you enterprising, do you have an affinity for food? Does especially the design, marketing or healthy side of alimentation attract you? In this course you will learn how new and healthy products are marketed successfully.

What does the course consist of?
• Food industry and development of new products
• Catering, innovation and preparation of food

There are two different sectors to work in: Catering sector and the food industry
• In the food industry you can think of a job as a product developer or an all-round operator in small businesses but also multinationals.
• In the catering sector you can work as a self-employed caterer or a manager of a catering company.

Programme length and level
You will start with a general food course. Then you choose your specialisation:
• After having completed a pre-vocational secondary education course (VMBO), this senior secondary vocational education course (MBO) at level 2 will take 2 years.
• If you opt for a MBO course at level 4, it will take you 4 years. The level 4 course is a perfect stepping stone for a course at a university of professional education.

What will be taught throughout the programme?
The Food course will teach you everything related to food:
• How to ensure that consumers know your company and your products
• What to take into consideration when preparing food
• How to create atmosphere in catering
• How to ensure that you are service-minded
• How to innovate constantly
• How to control quality and hygiene
• How food is produced
• What to pay attention to when packing food
• How to deal with technology and ICT
• How to transport a product
• How to make healthy and delicious food
• How to make food attractive

You will also do work placements at training companies.

What career options will you have after completing this Food course at level 2?
You can start as a(n):
• Employee in the food industry.
• Logistician or production assistant.
• Catering staff.
• Product and process operator.

What career options will you have after completing this Food course at level 4?
You can start as a food manager, assistant manager, entrepreneur, logistics manager, catering manager, food designer, product developer or quality staff.

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