Innovatieklas is a concept developed by companies, educators, students, start-ups, professionals and regional governments in order to bridge the gap between education and the labour market. But it has done so much more. During the testing phase the developers experimented with student engagement, teachers needs, politics, building networks, acquiring funds and raising outcome. In the end students only wanted programs like the Innovatieklas (which can be translated in Innovation Classroom or Innovation Grade).
Students gained context of their study and builded their network (or experienced that they didn't like the study or work field and choose a different study). Students learned how to pro actively engage in their own education and creating their own career (whatever that would be, only thing asked for was dedication).
Educators gained a network outside school and universities, outside their own comfort zone. They were inspired by their own students who got actively involved in their study and devoted to get the best during their study. Educators learned that their is a whole network willing to help them in their 'job' and shared their interest.
Governments were excited to see that with just a small investment all their policy making got from 'talking about' to being tested and bringing them interactive policymaking, slowly closing the gap between policy makers and the daily system.
Business discovered that working together with education and research didn't bring them just knowledge, but introducing them to a next generation young professionals in which they invested with their involvement in the program. They were inspired and excited to working closely with educators in educating a next generation and innovating their business to the future.