Aequor is the Dutch national centre of expertise for the sector food & environment. Within the organization employers, employees and educational institutions are represented. Approximately 120 people are employed. The key core tasks are the development and maintenance of the qualification structure and quality improvement for practical vocational training. We advise and coach companies to meet quality criteria concerning their role as 'placement company' and prepare them to be listed in the Aequor public register of accredited learning companies. Aequor plays an important role in labour market investigation by monitoring trends and developments. We deliver and exchange information to social partners, government, business and industry. Key competence of Aequor is to build a vocational education and training infrastructure based upon the demands of businesses, industry and schools. On an international scale Aequor participates in projects to increase educational collaboration and harmonize the various international teaching structures.