In 2004, the STC Group established a representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam – providing the latest modern hardware and simulation development software. These simulator platforms were unique in Vietnam. In the office of STC Vietnam, 2D and 3D databases of ports, rivers, all types of ship models and offshore super-infrastructures around the world were modelled. STC Vietnam has now developed thoroughly know-how and capacity in the specialized fields of:
- Visual Database Development for simulations: including ports, coastlines, rivers, ship models, in the Netherlands, and in other locations around the world. These databases are used for training purposes at STC Group, and its subsidiaries, or in consultancy projects, including technology transfer.
- Development for the Transport Chain Simulator (TCS ®): that has become one of the most advanced and full mission simulators for the logistic transport chain in the world. All the various functions in the complex transport chain are represented in this simulation system. The simulator platform is designed to replicate the information, communications, document and money flows and movement of goods which relate to the actual transportation system in order to train students in the total transport and logistics process. Students can fulfil up to 14 designated different professions in this simulator system, which is a cyber-world copy of the reality of transport and logistics.
- Animation video development: STC Vietnam produces 2D and 3D video clips that animate each role in the TCS scenarios, or visualize them, showing the assembly, operation and maintenance of some difficult parts of equipment or machinery, in order to help facilitate students learning. This also plays an important role in the STC Group’s consulting services.
The STC Vietnam Representative’s Office is the bridge between the STC Group and a number of local schools, universities, and enterprises in developing co-operation in training projects, scientific research and technology transfer in the field of logistics, shipping, inland waterways and transport. Specifically, this includes providing education and training for the transport chain and human resources, setting up a high-quality logistics training center, sharing experiences and modern education systems in Vietnam.
In order to meet the growing global demand for well-educated, skilled and trained seafarers, ship owners are looking for additional sources for crew supply.
The Maritime Education and Human Resource Centre (UT-STC) located in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam offers suitable solutions for this demand since 2006. UT-STC is a modern, well equipped training Centre. In order to certify seafarers (deck officers and engineers, UT-STC can rely on two STCW standard full mission bridge simulators, an engine room simulator a cargo simulator and computer based training facilities. Furthermore there are training facilities available for firefighting and lifesaving courses as required under STCW. UT-STC has DNV-GL certification and is fully accredited by the Vietnamese maritime authority to issue all STCW certificates.
Through practical training, skills development and improving competencies, the centre is a hot spot for crew manning, supply and export of seafarers to international shipowners.
The basic principle of the UT-STC is that personnel is only well-educated when it has the right combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and desired attitude. This applies to young employees who have just finished their professional education as well as to experienced personnel who either must keep up with the process of innovation and change or who have higher aspirations regarding their career.
UT-STC is a joint venture between the University of Transport (UT) in HCMC and STC International in Rotterdam.
In order to expand the workforce with well-trained and skilled personnel in the port, terminal, transport and logistics sector, companies are looking for these scarce resources and universities/TVET colleges aim to provide the labour market with well-educated youngsters.
Tancang-STC is located in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) since 2012 and offers a wide variety of training programmes meeting this demand. Tancang-STC is a modern and well facilitated training centre including a TCS® (Transport Chain Simulator) in which several processes in the transport chain can be simulated. Tancang-STC provides training directly to personnel of companies and cooperates with universities concerning their educational programmes.
Via practical and management training, development of knowledge and skills, the training centre is an important location for the port and logistics sector in Vietnam. Training is provided on both an operational and management level for the port & terminal and transport & logistics sector. This concerns for example equipment courses (e.g. forklift, reach stacker, RTG and STS cranes, dangerous goods and port safety), but also management courses focussing on the port (e.g. container management, port finance & economics, port development & logistics, warehouse management). In this way, a unique set of courses are offered to the industry in collaboration with universities to further strengthen the port and logistics educational and training offer.
Tancang-STC is a joint venture between the STC International and Saigon New Port (SNP), the largest container operator of Vietnam.