"It has been a pleasure for me and a great experience to be involved in the Cat B course. Thank you to all the Skilltrade team for your proffesionality and kindness. I will recommend you to any colleague looking for a training"
25th CAT B Course September 2021 - Miguel Angel Cañestro (Port of Barcelona, Spain)
"Skilltrade helped me get my Level 1"
25th CAT B Course September 2021 – Ahmed Said Abdelhakim - Survey Party Chief (Australia)
I was struggling to get my Level 1 certificate from the Australasian Hydrographic Surveyors Certification Panel (AHSCP) as I did not have the mandatory theoretical study in the Hydrographic survey. Skilltrade was the perfect solution for this matter with the opportunity for far- distance learning, almost all courses are supported with a rich Self-Study and online classrooms. All the well-presented lectures were recorded and were available for us to watch and download later. I was able to study and follow up while still managing my busy work schedule and frequent offshore travelling.
"Along the way I met some incredibly skilled people within the realm of Hydrographics and the offshore environment whom taught me more that I could've hoped for"
26th CAT B Course April 2022 - Calvin Openshaw (South Africa)
This past month took me to the Netherlands where I had the pleasure of successfully completing the practical segment of Skilltrade's 26th Hydrographic Surveying Category B course. Along the way I met some incredibly skilled people within the realm of Hydrographics and the offshore environment whom taught me more than I could've hoped for. It has been a privilege to attend the course and connect with like minded people. To those who attended, I wish you fair seas and following winds and I hope to see you in the future.
"In my opinion, no matter what previous experience you have, the course helps you to take a step forward in your career"
25th CAT B Course September 2021 - Miguel Angel Cañestro
(Port of Barcelona, Spain)
The course has been very profitable for me due to the scope of the subjects taught as well as the knowledge of these subjects by the teachers. Even during the pandemic, the course was well organized and I received all the necessary resources for the completion of the course. Both the theoretical part online and the practices in the Netherlands helped me to expand my knowledge and skills in hydrography, and good professional contacts for the future. In addition, the IHO Cat B certificate accredits me as a professional hydrographer throughout the world. In my opinion, no matter what previous experience you have, the course helps you to take a step forward in your career.
"It has given me the confidence to expand on the services that I can offer to my clients"
25th CAT B Course September 2021 - Michael Brannigan (Survey Genix, NI)
I found the course to be a great investment into my future. Not only has the course expanded on the knowledge and experience that I had already acquired working in the industry, it has given me the confidence to expand on the services that I can offer to my clients.
The course was well presented during the pandemic and offered with self-study, online class room sessions and practical assignments. All of the lecturers are very knowledgeable and are well experienced in the field; and always ensured that all aspects where covered and understood before moving on.
"It has been an eye-opener."
Online Introduction to Hydrography Course January 2022 - Peter Paulsen (Denmark)
“It was a great course. I already understood the learning materials in the introduction course due to my knowledge from working offshore. I also studied the
reading Handbook materials which I purchased from you.
It has been an eye-opener, and I am looking forward to the next challenge in this industry as I would like to receive more information about the CAT B course, which I can combine during my working schedule.
"Skilltrade CAT B course really helped me understand the theoretical concepts behind geodesy, positioning, underwater acoustic and sensors."
25th CAT B Course September 2021 - Steven LE BARS (ID Ocean, France)
“Even though I already had some experience in bathymetric survey and an offshore engineering background, the Skilltrade cat B course really helped me understand the theoretical concepts behind geodesy, positioning, underwater acoustic and sensors. Not to mention the good practices I learnt for mobilization, calibration as well as Quality Assurance and Control with the Field Training Project. Thanks to the course I now feel comfortable with managing challenging multibeam surveys and I have realized my troubleshooting skills on the field are improved. Last but not least, the staff and teachers are excellent and the organization of the training, both online and on-site is beyond reproach. I will keep from this experience a lot of great memories.
"Perfect, given the current pandemic situation!"
Online Introduction to Hydrography Course - Anonymous
"I really like that there were videos to picture and describe the equipment, installation and process and it covered basics, but I feel there could be a little more detail in how the equipment relates to each other, different configurations or combinations of equipment, or more examples of acquiring data from the different instruments."
Online Introduction to Hydrography Course - Anonymous