Process Technology Talent Program (PTTP)
PTTP stands for Process Technology Talent Program. It is the talent program for HBO students that focuses on process technology.
Our aim is to provide students with in-depth knowledge about process technology and the latest innovations. PTTP is part of the “Topsector Energie & Topsector Chemie”.
The program comes on top of the HBO studies and consists of technical excellence courses, Industry visits, industrial assignments and an ambassador program.. Lectures are provided by leading experts from institutes, universities and companies all over the Netherlands.
Lectures and presentations are in English .
The participating students will be part of the industrial network of the institute for Sustainable Process Technology consisting of 100+ industries stretching from Food to Bulk Chemistry , Energy Technology towards paper industry sector.
The program covers the latest progress in the fields like: Biorefinery, Advanced Separation technology, Sustainability and Energy Transition, Process intensification, Digitization, Process system engineering, process Safety and health, Sensoring and Internet of Things,
21st century skills including creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation,
The program involves course days, industry visits , industrial challenges , visits to congresses, trade shows and summer courses, The talents are active ambassadors at secondary schools
Employers are very interested in students who participated in the program, since you gain a great deal of extra know-how, have build on an excellent network and become acquainted with the latest technologies and applications. Participation in the Program therefore provides students with outstanding career prospects and the majority of our students have their internship at one of the program partners.
Fabrice Fraiture explains why she is enormously enthusiast about the Proces technology Talent program PTTP
‘The PTTP talent program is a great addition to my HBO study chemical technology. I choose a study which I am very passionate about and the program helped me plan the next steps." It gives you a broader horizon of perspectives. Both in terms of methods and content, as well as the mindset of looking at problems. Besides that, ISPT carries sustainability in the heart. It stands not just for process technology, but doing everything in reaching sustainable breakthroughs in this field. Way different than you are used to in your HBO study.’"
The people of ISPT have endless passion and ideas and the program brings you a lot of unexpected things. The investment in hours is well worth it., for me it was switching priorities in my schedule that was busy anyhow and our institute cooperated very well to enable us to follow the program, my student tutor was very active and stimulated me to be active in the talent pogram.’ In highschool after a succesfull the first year she decided to apply for a position in the talent program and was admitted. A decision she never regrets.
"Every part of PTTP is an enrichment to my personal and professional development. For example the technical excellence challenges. I learned a lot from working in group projects. You decide yourself if you want to practice your managing skills, co-working skills or presentation skills for example. You can determine your own focus." ‘We were trained in telling a story. This gave me a lot more self-confidence. Being an ambassador of ISPT and presenting on fairs and schools brought a lot to many of us. When we enter a company, we know how to behave professionally. This gives us a big advantage over other students.’
‘In every job application I tell about PTTP. I know a lot better where to pay attention during company visits. Do I see young people around? How is the management involved? What is the atmosphere? Where do I feel comfortable? These questions I ask myself nowadays. You don’t learn this in college or in books.’
‘My message for new students is: enjoy and have fun! Don’t take it to seriously despite the fact it is demanding or difficult. See the PTTP as a big chance and enrichment of your career. I make my choices for a master study or job more considered after graduating from PTTP. I am also proud on being part of such a socially engaged group of people. We are not the average ‘nerdy’ students you might expect. I made valuable friendships and widening my horizon.’