Powerful concepts that provide the world with new, positive energy. With these, 73 graduates of Fontys International Lifestyle Studies obtained their degree. Last week they presented their graduation work during an impressive Graduation Show in Concertzaal Tilburg to the business community. They can face the future with confidence. Of all graduates, 85 percent now have a job. According to education manager Anja Sparidaans ILS is a household name in the Netherlands. A New Energy, the theme of the Graduation Show, was not chosen randomly. ‘The ambition of our students is to develop concepts that make the world a better place. These are future-proof, they correspond to the needs of society.’ Like Maatwerk, a concept developed by Femke Pluijm. She won ‘De Gouden Meesterproef’ with it, a prize for the best graduation thesis. Maatwerk is a concept in which so-called ‘statushouders’ are linked to a guide, which shows them the way in the world of aid organisations. According to Jorrit Hermes of the Municipality's Work & Income Department, this is certainly needed. He thinks that the concept therefore has a future, depending on politics.
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