The HMC is an independent postsecondary vocational college where pupils are trained for a profession in the woodworking, furniture or interior design sectors in the Netherlands. The HMC was set up in 1929 focusing on creativity, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship. The HMC has teaching locations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The HMC is a relatively small college (3000 students) and thanks to this, the college has a personal character and a safe atmosphere. The teachers at the HMC have often worked for years or still work themselves in the field.

Over the years, intensive contacts have been built up with the industry, so the education fits well with the working practice and our pupils have a wide choice of work placements. The HMC offers mainstream education (school-based and training on the job learning program), pursuant to the Act on education and vocational training (WEB Act). In addition, the HMC offers courses and training for employees in the sectors and a wide range of cursory educational routes for private parties.