It is a matter of the long haul before the tech companies in the region will really benefit from it, but according to CBS the trend has really started: girls at HAVO, VWO and MBO choose a technical direction more often than ten years ago. In vmbo and higher education, the percentage of girls choosing a technical subject rose only slightly. Technical courses are still the most popular among boys. This is shown by the Dutch Bureau for Statistics¬†(CBS) for the school year 2017/’18.

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