IST stands for International Service Technician. There is a great demand for international service technicians in the business community. ROC Midden Nederland coordinated the project for developing a specialised training module for international service technicians in partnership with internationally operating companies and partner countries Italy and Norway. The module should form an element of courses in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and mechatronics. A pilot module was initiated at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. The VQTS Competence Matrix Mechatronics was used as basis for the identification of relevant competences.