utrecht - Highly educated refugees with an IT background may on January 1 at the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU) starting with a custom- designed training . It is an experiment , which initially up to thirty recognized refugees can participate , according to the HU and the community Monday .
Students gain in six months intensive training in the Dutch language and ICT. Then they can pick enroll at a regular ICT study at HU and a Dutch diploma there. The experiment was set up because there are currently many highly qualified asylum seekers coming to the Netherlands.
In the ICT sector is a major labor shortage. " This gives these people prospects for the future ", according to the municipality Monday. The intention is to extend the trial later.