Discover your future in IT

Pathways is a unique online
IT orientation program for career switchers.

During Pathways you’ll match your skills, talents, and past experiences to either upskill, or start a succesful career in IT.

Why you should do IT orientation Pathways

Retraining is complicated, especially when you don’t really know all the possibilities. With IT orientation program Pathways you’ll discover if IT makes you happy and what career matches your skills and ambitions. You’ll also find out which educational institution suits you best and how to fund your education.

What you'll achieve with Pathways

Hands-on experience

Get to know IT through workshops and masterclasses. Learn the basics from HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python. But IT is so much more than just writing code or designing websites. Additionally you’ll also learn about topics such as data analytics, cloud, CRM, cyber security, online marketing, UX design and much more.

Discover which technologies suit you best, and which of your talents and skills you can utilize.  Also determine which parts of IT you don’t want to pursue. 

Guest lectures are also provided by various IT trainers, so you can come into contact with different training programs and teaching methods.

Get to know the Dutch IT job market

We listed all the IT domains and jobs in detail. This way you can find out which knowledge and skills are needed for which job. We’ll show you what the entry level jobs are, how you can upskill and help you map out your future career path.

After Pathways you’ll know which three IT jobs suit you best and how you want to pursue them.

Learn to learn

The most important skill in IT is learning. Because of that, you need learning skills and a “growth mindset”. We’ll help you adopt this mindset, and after Pathways you’ll tackle each new topic with confidence and enthusiasm.

Create your future

Match your talents with an IT job and determine the study path of your career switch. 

When you’ve finished the Pathways IT orientation program, you’ll have a career plan including your optimal study path. You’ll know where to go, your new job is within reach, and the first steps have been taken.

Weekly schedule of the Pathways IT orientation

Week 1

Module 1: Learn to learn & computational thinking
Module 2: Introduction to Programming: HTML & CSS
Module 3: Navigate IT careers & jobs: IT paths, T-shape
Module 4: Introduction to programming: JavaScript
Module 5: Introduction to CRM (and Salesforce IT)

Week 2

Module 6: Webinar UX design
Module 7: Introduction to data analytics & Python
Module 8: Introduction to QA & testing
Module 9: WordPress webinar
Module 10: Introduction to Cloud (Cloud in practice and Cloud IT jobs)

Week 3

Module 11: Navigate through IT careers, training and jobs: LinkedIn, Certificates, TechMeUp
Module 12: Introduction to cyber ​security
Bonus module: Create your training plan and final presentation


1. Webinar: Online Marketing (in collaboration with Meta)
2. Webinar + Q&A: Lean Startup & IT jobs at startups
3. Webinar + Q&A: Blockchain & Web3
4. Webinar alumni participants: IT training plan presentations

Will Pathways suit you?

Pathways English

Suitable for
Anyone who considers starting a new career in IT.

Lesson time
12 days online with 40 fellow students.

From 9:00-13:00: intensive workshops and hands-on learning experiences.
Afternoon/evening: homework assignments.

*Daily guidance from an IT-Orientation Coach.
*Webinars from experienced Learning Coaches.
*Access to the Techgrounds Spaces tutorial community.
*Q&A’s with Techgrounds Learning Coaches.
*Slack Channel for (alumni) participants Techgrounds.
*Peer-group support through online video channels.
*Create your unique and personal training plan and also get connected to your desired educational institution.
*Competency assessment (Very useful to determine at which Dutch proficiency level a foreign education corresponds.)

*Orientation consultation with an orientation coach and your career professional, in which a career and education plan are consolidated.

Live lessons through Zoom. You and your fellow students can ask questions during the lesson (You’ll learn from each others questions and you get a head start in building your IT network).

If you’ve been in between jobs for a while, you’ll be pushed into an excellent work rhythm straightaway.

Thanks to the workshops in combination with the orientation consultation including a competency assessment, the participant will have at the end:

  • A realistic and sustainable career plan.
  • Practical insight into their work and thinking level.
  • An understanding of which education the participant wants to pursue, including the associated costs, financing options, and end result.

The complete program costs €1250, but in most cases we can offer it for free*! Want to know how?
Click the button and start your future in IT: 

*We can offer Pathways free of charge in almost all cases. We have special agreements with the UWV and work centers.  Pathways can also be funded with the STAP budget.
Don’t worry, contact us and we’ll sort it out together.

1017 participants preceded you in IT orientation


Deelnemers zonder IT-achtergrond​


Deelnemers die na Pathways kozen voor IT​


Vrouwelijke deelnemers​


Deelnemers van 40 jaar of ouder​

How to start your IT orientation:

Stap 1

Sign up for the information session.

Stap 2

Sign up for Pathways.

Stap 3

Start your IT orientation.

How can we help you?

Mail us

Info session

During a group video call you can ask all your questions and we can help you with financing. Click here, sign up and you will receive an invitation.
Sessions are every Tuesday at 5:00 PM and Thursday at 12:00 PM.

Walk-in hours

Come and visit us at one of our walk-in consultation. Our advisers will answer all your questions and help you with all your options! Click here for the schedule.

Unique through collaboration with other IT educators

The program is delivered by Techgrounds’ learning coaches, several IT educators and tech companies. They contribute to Pathways with guest lectures and workshops. The participants are under the guidance of an orientation coach. Since 2020, Pathways has been an independent pivot to all possible IT training providers. 

Tech partners who make their technology available

Training partners providing guest lectures

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