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Queens of Jordan and the Netherlands visit Mondriaan Regional Training Centre

Their Majesties Queen Rania of Jordan and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands together visited the Mondriaan Regional Training Centre (ROC)’s Technology & IT Campus in The Hague yesterday morning during the Jordanian King and Queen’s two-day official trip to the Netherlands. The Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Saskia Bruines accompanied the consorts on their visit.

While there, they met the ROC’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pierre Heijen and Director, Wilma Verhoeks, as well as students, teachers and business figures. Their Majesties attended a meeting which discussed “the integration of traditional and vocational education at Mondriaan, and its role in enhancing student employability post-graduation,” according to Her Majesty Queen Rania’s Press Office.

Their Majesties Queen Rania and Queen Máxima also visited the School of Building and Infrastructure, and the School of Automotive Engineering and Mobility’s workshops, one of which “Sand Sailor” was regarding reconstructing an old ship. Other seminars included Brainbox Energy, Ekolectric, WorldSkills Megatronics, and Car Mechanical and Body Workshop.

With multiple offices across the Netherlands, the ROC 200 vocational training courses ranging 13 different professional fields. These fields include logistics, culinary arts, tourism and retail. It offers a variety of secondary vocational education, adult education, company training, and function-oriented training courses. It aims to contribute to economic and social development; additionally, the ROC aims to promote social participation.

Queen Rania and Queen Máxima then met back up with their husbands, King Abdullah and King Willem-Alexander, respectively, and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands for lunch alongside members of the Jordanian delegation.

The King and Queen of Jordan’s visit ended yesterday afternoon, and they returned home to Jordan later that day. His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein served as regent while the King was out of the country.

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