The special forces training for the Corps Commando troops was halted to a large extend due to concerns for their safety, according to a mail from the highest leader of the commandos that RTL Nieuws has in its possession. Commander Groen wrote the mail to his immediate superior, Commander of the armed forces Leo Beulen. In it he wrote that he has no confidence that the security procedures of the trainings are in order, according to the broadcaster.
Smart Robotics, the Netherlands' first employment agency for robots, will soon offer a training course to teach people how to work with robots. "Automation means that jobs disappear, that is unavoidable. We want to retrain people who previously did the robot's job. In many cases they will work with the robot in the future", Heico Sandee, co-founder of Smart Robotics, said to NU.nl.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid an unannounced visit to Dutch soldiers in Baghdad on Tuesday. He visited several training sites, where Dutch soldiers are training Iraqi special forces as part of the Dutch contribution to the international coalition against terrorist organization Islamic State
The Ministry of Defense is taking temporary measures in an effort to cut back on spending and achieve a balanced budget. Despite several budget increases over the past years, the Ministry is still spending more than the budget allows.
Officials working at the Immigration and Naturalization Service will soon be trained in a basic course on Islam. Among other things, they will be trained on how to tell the difference between a religious Muslim and an extremist
PhD candidates tasked with giving lectures are often unprepared to do so due to a lack of training and guidance, according to a survey done by PhD Network Netherlands (PNN) and intercity student association ISO
A number of unemployed people are currently being trained to help the fire department in Nieuw-West, Amsterdam by informing local residents about fire safety, the municipality announced this morning.
A special program provided by the Netherlands Forensics Institute (NFI) and funded by the Ministry of Security and Justice will train forensic doctors to more efficiently recognize signs of child abuse, reports the government. Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff officially launched the program on Wednesday morning in the town of Riel.
So-called flex workers operating under flexible working contracts are less satisfied with their jobs and lives than the people holding a permanent working contract, concludes the report of the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP). Flex workers are also less satisfied with the pay, training and career opportunities in the organization compared to the permanent staff.
The Ministry of Defense will give more clarity regarding its plans with the JSF fighter aircraft that the government is considering to purchase this week. But it is already clear that the Netherlands will not be able to perform many external security missions with the 37 fighter jets in the coming years.
Two new inspections show that there are serious flaws when it comes to addressing violence against police officers and prison guards
College InHolland is working on a special trainings program to instruct teaching staff how they should handle possible radicalization under their pupils. Papers from De Persdienst report on Tuesday.
! 29-year-old Angolan-Dutch man was picked up in Portugal on suspicion of terrorism. It is now clear that the man was active in Den Haag, and was even barred from several mosques in the Hofstad several years ago, according to sources from Trouw.
The Dutch national team trained intensively over the weekend following their arrival in Brazil. The training camp experienced a few set backs though, as both Wesley Sneijder and later Arjen Robben had trouble moving after brief injuries on field.
The Icedôme ice rink planned for Almere will not go through after all. The business association behind the rink was unable to gather the needed resources "to be able to deliver the agreed upon collateral", sporting association KNSB announced on Wednesday.
The union for militaries, AFMP, wants independent parties to supervise self-defense training to make sure lines aren't crossed. The union also wants to instate clear rules, procedures and responsibilities, the Telegraaf reports.
In The Netherlands, 5000 professionals, including teachers and agents, have been trained to spot signs of radicalization. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Almere have been classified as 'jihad cities', where jihadists are being closely followed.
The Westfries Museum in Hoorn has won the Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2014, the museum announced on their website. The Westfries Museum received the distinction in the category of Education, Training and Awareness.