empower TEC

(technology + entrepreneurship + creativity)

Choosing a right major can be tricky. Sometimes, you find that the study you’ve chosen does not fit well with you. There’s a feeling, you’ve made a wrong move and are unsure about the next step. That’s why we created Fontys Empower TEC.

EMPOWER is a first full-time educational program (30 ECTS) for students who have dropped out and are looking for a fresh start. During the program students stay socially connected in a dynamic learning environment and discover their real talents and interests to make a well-informed choice for a major that truly fits their identity.

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empower TEC


Marjoleine Boersma explaining Fontys Pulsed Embrace challenges to a student

program details

The core focus of the program is on professionalising Identity Development. You will develop your (future) professional skills, learn hot creative tools, unpack your personal identity and will be supported by individual coaching to transform into a Self-Directed Professional.

During the 21 Empower-packed weeks, you experience varied activities and challenges that you take individually or in a group.

open-ended challenges

hack your identity

Get inspired by others - what would you do, if you were a particular person or organisation?

dreams are not cheats

Get acquainted with design based working and visualize your dreams to realization.

domain combing

Uncover your personal core values and vision, by combing the context of Fontys domains.

discover your fascination

Bring your own start-up and business idea to life. Realise Fontys entrepreneurs regulation to graduate in your own business.

domain challenge

Challenge yourself in 1 of the 4 different Fontys domains. Discover a specific context that fits your interests.

my future solution

Use all the learnings gained during the program to design a solution that creates real impact.

we believe
your identity

is the first step to
make a well-founded
career choice

A Fontys Pulsed student working with the Groow toolkit from Studio Tast

how to apply

Empower is a flexible modular program, which means that students can enrol-in every two weeks. Even if you currently study outside of Fontys, you can apply for Empower program. To register, make an appointment for an introductory meeting by writing to us at empower@fontys.nl

Got a question? Connect directly with the Program Lead.

Erik Frey
+31 653934384

EMBRACE/EMPOWER programs, can now also be followed fully online for 30 ECTS.