Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands
200 courses, 20 online supports,
60 moocs, 10 work to work trajectories,
Geo-ICT Trainees, young school-leavers deserve a good start in the geo sector
- Do you want to work as trainee in the fast-growing geo-sector?
- Do you have a secondary education or an (unfinished) BSc education?
- Do you want to start soon with your (first) paid job?
- And drive your first lease car?
- Do you want to study one day a week and work four days a week on various GIS and Geo-ICT projects of various clients?
- Do you want free access to our more than 200 courses and moocs?
- All trainees can also study completely online in one of our programs. They are linked to one of our teachers and follow a series of our courses, moocs, and online supports, while gaining practical experience.
- Trainees can participate (paid by us) in the BSc ICT specialisation Geo-ICT at the university of applied sciences.
- Trainees who have already obtained a BSc degree can participate (paid by us) in the part-time MSc GIMA (a joint master’s program of 4 Dutch universities: UTwente Enschede, Utrecht University, Wageningen University and Delft University) or in the MSc UniGIS (a master’s degree from VU Amsterdam)
- If you are interested, please also browse through our course catalog and our function catalog. And check out our blogs and our videos.
Interested? Mail your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Annika Lemmen and I live in Apeldoorn. During my BSc Geography and Planning studies, I gained experience with GIS. It was very interesting to me and I graduated on the subject of Land Registration in Rwanda. After that, I finished the MSc International Development.
After my studies I had some jobs and side jobs, but I was looking for a job that had to do with public space and geo-information. That’s what I found in the Geo-ICT Trainee program of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. I followed some GIS courses there, and also the BGT course and I was seconded to the municipality of Apeldoorn as a BAG and BGT employee. After a secondment of 5 months, I was taken over by the municipality of Apeldoorn and I am very happy with this position.
- My name is Tom Groot Zevert and I live in Beltrum. I was one of the older Geo-ICT Trainees. After I was trained at Geo-ICT Training Center, I was seconded to various municipalities as a BAG Administrator. At my previous employer, I was a data manager and did the maintenance of the master data of items, customers and suppliers, among other things, using SAP business software. The combination of route planning within SAP and the possibilities of GIS had aroused my interest in Geo-ICT. At the time, I started the part-time MBO Geo-ICT course in addition to my work.
- At Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands I also followed a solid BAG training. In 2014 I obtained the MBO (4) diploma and subsequently entered the HBO Geo-ICT of Hogeschool NOVI. I hope to graduate in 2020. Since 2014 I have been deployed as a BAG Manager at the municipalities of Zutphen, Groningen, West Betuwe and Arnhem. As a person I am collegial, calm, orderly, customer-friendly and result-oriented and I bring a solid knowledge of BAG, BGT, Key2 licenses, CAD, GIS and SAP.
- It makes me proud and gives me great satisfaction to have made this career switch six years ago and to soon finish my higher vocational education. As of January 1, 2019 I became a permanent employee of the Connection / Municipality of Arnhem. If you would like to be trained as a trainee to become a BAG Administrator at Geo-ICT Training Center, a platform for starters in the geo sector, feel free to contact me via LinkedIn.
My name is Patrick Kusters and I am from Zaltbommel. I was the first one of all the Geo-ICT Trainees who became a hydrographic surveyor. During my HAVO period I laid the foundation for my passion for geography and ICT. After that I went to study Geo, Media and Design at the HAS in Den Bosch. I found this study interesting and I particularly liked the internship in New Zealand, because I was able to get started with obtaining geo-information, ICT and GIS.
Because I have always wanted to do this and because the combination of working and learning suits me well, I started working for Geo-ICT Training Center in May 2018 and I changed studies to the part-time HBO Geo-ICT of NOVI Hogeschool. At Hogeschool NOVI I got an exemption for a number of courses, because I had already followed them at the HAS. I am currently in my second year of the HBO Geo-ICT.
I have been working at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands for almost 2 years now and was seconded to Dover in Geldermalsen. There I was involved in projects related to traffic measures.
As of January 2020 I will participate in the CAT B certified hydrography training. This training lasts 3 months. I work at the company Periplus as a hydrographer.
My time at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands has been very beneficial to me. I was able to make a good start in the geo sector, and I have also built a nice network. Because I know exactly what I want now, I feel that I am on the right track and I will focus on that in the coming years.
If you are also interested in becoming a Geo-ICT Trainee, feel free to email me via LinkedIn.
My name is Laurens. In 2014 I obtained my HAVO diploma. It was difficult for me to find a suitable field of study. I started with Industrial Engineering at a univeristy of applied sciences. Initially it went well and I obtained a number of credits, but later it turned out that it was not quite my cup of tea. In one of the courses I came into contact with solidworks, a CAD package, and I really enjoyed doing that.
A job as a trainee at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands really appealed to me, because I can work there and, at the same time, follow a higher professional education. At Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands I followed various practical courses in CAD and GIS and in September 2019 I started with the university of applied sciences bachelor Geo-ICT at the Hogeschool NOVI in Utrecht.
Contributing to the acquisition and application of 2D and 3D geo-information really appeals to me. Since October 2019 I have been seconded 4 days a week as a CAD operator to contractor Schuuring in Harderwijk. In the long term, I want to develop into an all-round Geo-ICT professional with a university of applied sciences diploma. I want to further expand the geo-sector with various other young people.
My name is Sytze Jagersma and I live in Oldekerk near Groningen. After my MBO Architecture studies, I started working in geo-technology. At school and in my work I had already built up knowledge of AutoCAD. Because I could also follow the HBO ICT – Geo-ICT at Geo-ICT Training Center in addition to my work, I chose this. My first secondment project was at Allinq Insite in Zwolle as a Revit drafter. With Revit, I made 3D models of various buildings with antennas and signs of cell towers. After this job I was seconded to MUG Ingenieursbureau, a surveying agency, as an AutoCAD drafter. I am now in my second year of the HBO Geo-ICT and as of January 1, 2019 I was hired by Ingenieursbureau MUG in Leek.
If you also want to become a trainee at Geo-ICT Training Center, a platform for starters in the geo sector, feel free to contact me via LinkedIn.
My name is Gwenda and I live in Deventer. In 2012 I graduated in Tourism and Management at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. However, this field’s labour market was weak during that period, so I tackled all kinds of other positions. During my studies I first heard about GIS and the application of maps. I found this very interesting. At Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands I took courses in surveying, QGIS and ArcGIS. I was then seconded as a work planner to contractor Visser en Smit. Part-time I also followed a number of courses in the university of applied sciences bachelor Geo-ICT.
After more than 1.5 years of secondment, I have now been hired by Visser en Smit. I have now arrived there as a graduate with several years of work experience and I am having a great time.
In short: I can recommend working as a trainee at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
My name is Simon and I live in Apeldoorn. I already found out at a young age that I liked computers and software development. Still, it was difficult to find a suitable field of study after high school. After one year of studying Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and one year of Computer Science – Game Design at the University of Utrecht, I eventually ended up at the HBO study Communication & Multimedia Design at the Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen (HAN). I enjoyed this study a lot, but unfortunately I failed to graduate. With that problem I came to Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands.
As of January 1, 2019, I started working at Geo-ICT Training Center as a front-end developer. For half a year I worked on the website and I made new brochure material. Thanks to the mediation of Geo-ICT Training Center, I was able to register again at HAN University of Applied Sciences and, partly thanks to the guidance of the director of Geo-ICT Training Center, I graduated.
Now I am a graduate with several years of experience and the labor market offers me various opportunities. As of March 1, 2020, I will be employed by the Tax Authorities as a front end developer.
My name is Harun and I am 21 years old and I live in Utrecht. As a person I am practical and technical. After HAVO I went to study ICT. I did obtain a number of credits in higher professional education, but I was not completely happy in this large, massive organization of the university of applied sciences.
At Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands I had the opportunity to work practically with CAD and GIS and to develop myself further into CAD / GIS Operator with good guidance. As of September 2019, I started the part-time education HBO ICT – Geo-ICT. I study one day a week and I am seconded to Dover in Geldermalsen for 4 days a week. Dover provides a total package of traffic management, barriers and signage services. It’s my first job in the geo-sector and I really enjoy it.
In time, I want to become an all-round Geo-ICT professional with a higher professional education diploma. I want to further expand the geo-sector with various other young people.
My name is Karl van Beek and I live in Beneden-Leeuwen. I was originally trained as a biotechnology analyst and I also gained some experience in that field.
The topics of GIS and ICT have always appealed to me. At Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, I had the opportunity to step into the geo-sector and simultaneously study HBO Geo-ICT part time. By Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, I was seconded to contractor Quint en Van Ginkel. I was involved in drawing pipes there: low voltage, medium voltage, CAI, optical fiber, low pressure gas, high pressure gas, and water. Thanks to this job, I became very proficient with AutoCAD and the NLCS standard.
I have now almost completed the propaedeutic year of the hbo Geo-ICT and I am also familiar with geo key registrations, QGIS and surveying. My supervisor at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, tipped me off for a position Employee Geo-Information, in the municipality where I live. The town hall of the municipality of West Maas en Waal is within cycling distance for me. I can start there on 1st of May 2020.
In this way I have found my way into the geo sector. I succeeded because I enjoyed and successfully completed the Geo-ICT Trainee program of Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands.
My name is Kaj Verswijver, a flexible employee with knowledge of Geo-ICT and Environmental Science. After I completed the MBO ICT (4) I started working at call center Online Bosch. After a while I wanted to continue studying, so I started studying environmental science. During my environmental science education I came into contact with geography and the digital processing of information. With my ICT knowledge, it was a logical step for me to specialize in digitally solving geographical issues.
To deepen my knowledge of Geo-ICT, I followed the minor geo-informatics at the Van Hall Larenstein College in Velp. Through Geo-ICT Training Center in Apeldoorn I worked on projects in the geo sector. The first six months I was seconded as a GIS specialist to the Water Board Hollandse Delta.
This was in Ridderkerk, which is not exactly near my hometown Raalte, but I wanted to gain experience as a GIS specialist. At the water board, I did a number of complex GIS analyses with ArcGIS Desktop and FME Desktop.
After that, I was deployed for over 1.5 years as a GIS Specialist at Mateboer Groep BV, a family business in Zwolle and Kampen, which consists of the three operating companies Construction, Project Development and Environmental Technology. I really enjoy it there and after the secondment I was hired by Mateboer.
During my secondments I also gained experience with QGIS, PostGIS / PostGreSQL and Python programming. Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands is constantly looking for new Geo-ICT Trainees. Are you also interested in a job or course at Geo-ICT Training Center? Feel free to approach me via LinkedIn.
- Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands is a platform for Geo-ICT Trainees in the geo sector.
- A lot of new personnel will be required in this sector in the coming years.
- We train Geo-ICT Trainees in a targeted manner (see our job catalog) and help them get started in our fascinating field.
- Our clients constantly ask us for new employees.