The province of Limburg accounts for almost a quarter of all employment in the plastic-converting industry in Flanders. To strengthen its key position still further, a sector-specific ‘New Materials’ training centre was inaugurated in 2016. This state-of-the-art training centre is the result of a unique partnership between PlastIQ, VDAB , RTC Limburg and essenscia vlaanderen. It is not only open to employees of the plastic-converting industry, but also reaches out to students in technical and vocational education as well as job seekers, offering them an opportunity to develop and improve their technical competences under the supervision of a dedicated trainer. This training centre is a real investment in the future of the plastic-converting industry in Belgium.