The training provider in and around the port
From shipping, transport, logistics and offshore to hazardous materials. Providing courses at our national and affiliated international training locations, in-company and online. Because in a constantly changing world, it is important, as a professional, to be prepared for what the sectors require of you.
You can still find our offer in the old familiar place.
The quality and professionalism you are used to receive from us, with a new identity. STC Training & Consultancy, STC International, and STC KNRM have become one: STC Next. Our courses can still be found on the existing websites. Interested in one of our courses? Book easily at STC Next via the links below.
Director Albert Bos: “STC Next will be the absolute standard when it comes to training in and around the port”.
As of 29 March, several STC companies have joined forces to continue as STC Next: the training provider of choice within the maritime and logistics sectors for tomorrow’s professionals, both in, and around the ports. What course will STC Next take, and what does that mean for the future of learning in the port? Director Albert Bos explains.
Wednesday, 29 March, STC Training & Consultancy and STC International announced the merging of their expertise under the new name, STC Next. This new entity will become the training provider for professionals in and around the port, offering a wide range of training and courses in the fields of shipping, transport, offshore and hazardous materials. STC KNRM will join STC Next in May this year.
Preparing for the ports of today and tomorrow
“A port is a dynamic environment,” Bos explains. “Think of it as a chain in which everything comes together: from inland shipping and port operations, to rail and safety. But also training and education. If you work in and around a port, you need loads of knowledge to do your job efficiently and safely. The world is constantly changing, so, as a professional, it is essential that you are prepared for what is yet to come, and ready for the unexpected.
yet to come, and ready for the unexpected. That is STC Next: ensuring continuous improvement and development of persons working in and around ports to ensure that world-class standards are not only met, but exceeded, today, tomorrow, next week and for a lifetime.”
Always looking ahead and being innovative
“STC Next always aims for the very best: the best education, the best courses and training, the best consultancy and advice, and the smartest innovations and trends. This ambition requires a different viewpoint on training and development of human capital.” Bos says. “We look ahead and constantly ask ourselves: what’s next? In doing that we have one foot in the port and one foot in front of the classroom. This is the ultimate combination, in my personal opinion. Having a thorough knowledge and understanding of maritime and port operations, training as well as for the development of personnel, STC Next is perfectly positioned to ensure highly trained professionals are available to meet the capacity demands of the ports and surrounding service providers . STC Next therefore offers a unique range of world-class training and consultancy services specifically for those working in and outside ports.
The perfect blend of passion and professionalism
“At STC Next, the teams passion and professionalism comes together: we innovate every day, we share our passions and experiences, and together we take the organization to a Next level. By working with an open and enquiring mind, we dare to investigate and keep experimenting. This keeps us innovative, curious and creative. That is incredibly important in this world full of movement,” Bos said.
“In a few years, you won’t be able to imagine a port without STC Next.”
To Bos, it is clear: in a few years, there will be no port without STC Next. Bos: “As a partner to the ports with respect to training, education, and consultancy, we keep focusing into the future to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in our sectors. Innovations in these sectors usually follow each other in rapid succession. And therefore, in an ever-changing world, it is important that professionals, young and old, are ready for what the sectors requires and demands of them. STC Next aims to become the absolute standard when it comes to training and consultancy. STC Next will continue to develop professionals in and around the port. For today, for tomorrow and for a lifetime.