BLANKCON is a small consultancy company owned by Hans Blankestijn. BLANKCON develops as a network organisation. It has expertise in project management and consultancy in European projects, mainly for secondary vocational education in the “green” (agricultural) sector. The origin of BLANKCON can be found in AOC Raad, the Dutch Union of Agricultural Educational Centers (=AOC). As such Hans Blankestijn was responsible for many European projects. But he was also active in projects in India, China, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
BLANKCON’s expertise is in three directions:
– Technical aspects of VET, including quality affairs and marketing,
– Educational aspects related to qualification structures, EQF and ECVET
– Educational greening issues related to the new green economy with themes like biobased and circular economy, sustainability and urban greening.
These three directions find each other in the development of (digital) learning and training materials and web-based learning platforms. Hans Blankestijn is also member of the Dutch National ECVET expert group. BLANKCON also offers expertise in marketing and promotion of knowledge in the green educational sector.