We focus on sustainable and innovative education that contributes to long-term impact and leads to operating autonomously.

Adson Hofman

Area Manager for Southeast Asia

In conversation with Adson Hofman who has been employed at STC International for eight years and is currently the Area Manager for Southeast Asia. He gives his insights on local collaborations in Indonesia, STC’s solutions, and the need to invest in your employees.

We’re not about quick wins

Instead, we focus on sustainable and innovative education, training and consultancy that contributes to long-term impact and leads to operating autonomously.

Our most important project country in Southeast Asia is Indonesia, followed by Vietnam and Thailand . Indonesia has historically the largest demand for project support and we have already built up a significant proven track record. I usually work from Rotterdam, but I visit the region about six times a year. I do this in order to manage the projects well: to maintain a personal connection with local parties but also to see how things are going for ourselves, and to make adjustments where necessary.’

Working with diverse cultures and contributing to local knowledge development is a privilege

Adson sees working with different cultures as a privilege. ‘It’s wonderful to see how we can contribute to knowledge and skills development in Southeast Asia through our training, education, and consultancy services. We’re in this for the long haul. We believe that, with our input, people can achieve the output they aim for – even after we’ve provided our services. That’s how we create long-term impact.’

STC International offers a wide range of training and consultancy. ‘We’re a one stop shop: we can meet all training, education, and consultancy needs for the Maritime & Offshore, Port & Terminals, and Transport & Logistics sectors. We offer this from operational to management level for training and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to university level for education. We fully adapt our services in order to meet local requirements. Our theoretical and practical training can be taken online, offline, or through a combination of both. Our wide range of offers at various educational levels makes us unique in our field.’

Due to our excellent connections in in the region, STC International is also asked for several consultancy assignments in the region. This is consultancy in the field of training centre establishment, simulators, but also market studies for the port, transport and logistics sector. Together with our local team of experts in Indonesia we contribute to recommendations and solutions of complex issues.

The need for investing in your own staff in order to have qualified personnel is becoming increasingly evident

Maritime and logistics are both important topics to the Indonesian government and STC International aims to contribute to this. An important initiative by the Indonesian Government is the Sea Highway (Tol Laut) programme, which has as aim to reduce price disparity between the main and small islands of Indonesia.

While this includes infrastructure and superstructure investments, STC International contributes to the development of Indonesia as a strong maritime nation by providing training and education initiatives in the maritime, port, transport and logistics sector. Having qualified personnel is an important prerequisite for success in the abovementioned sectors. ‘Investing in the education and training of one’s own employees is not a risk, but rather the opposite as doing so contributes to the organization’s success. People can perform their work with more confidence which in turn greatly enhances safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.’

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