19. April 2021
A student's experience
25. March 2021
Upcoming training opportunity! 19 April we will start another online Introduction to Hydrography. Five instructor-led lessons including an video in which students will be introduced to survey equipment and experience survey vessel installation and data collecting. Contact us if you have any questions or wish to register.
04. February 2021
07. January 2021
Skilltrade wishes you a better New Year! 2020 was full of challenges, also for Skilltrade and our students. As the development of the pandemic is still unpredictable, we see no realistic possibility to deliver traditional on-site teaching. For the upcoming class, all lessons that can be delivered on-line will therefore be taught using digital formats. Our Sr. Lecturer Hydrography, Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk wrote this article for Hydro International. If you are interested in becoming a Cat B...
21. December 2020
In 2016 we welcomed 2 Cat B students from the Port of Rotterdam. Recently they completed their field experience phase. It is an honor to present them with their -well deserved- Certificate of Field Proficiency. It was a long way, but we are proud of their efforts and perseverance. A great achievement by both gentlemen!
01. December 2020
02. November 2020
Upcoming Introduction to Hydrography
14. September 2020
5 October 2020 Unfortunately we have to cancel this training due to stricter corona measures. --- 27 October we intend to welcome our first students in Voorschoten for a 3 day course Drone Survey Fundamentals. This course is intended for those people that want to understand the fundamental principles behind surveying with a drone to allow you to be able to carry out accurate drone surveys consistently. Drone Survey Fundamentals is a short but intense training to ensure that you have all the...
07. July 2020
As the development of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unpredictable, we see no realistic possibility to deliver traditional on-site teaching. For the upcoming 25th Cat B class, all lessons that can be delivered on-line will therefore be taught using digital formats. Workshops, practical assignments and exams will be held in The Netherlands (in line with IBSC/IHO regulations) in March 2021. We can offer you this modified program at a substantial lower rate than our regular on-site program....
16. June 2020
In line with the advice from the Dutch Government on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 we unfortunately had to interupt our 24th Cat B class mid-March. Most students returned back to Nigeria, Oman and Bahrain. However, three international students could not return home. Last week these students and two Dutch students finished 13-week theoretical course in IJmuiden. The remaining lectures were given online. The final exams were made in class with a safe distance from each other. The...

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