2022 Best Learning Companies and Practical Educators nominees announced

Practical learning is an integral part of the training of the 500,000 MBO students in our country. To underscore the importance of this, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has instituted a selection of best training companies and best practice trainers.

For the transportation and logistics sector, this election was organized by the Transport and Logistics Sector Institute (STL). The implementation of the electoral organization was commissioned by the social partners TLN, VVT, FNV Transport en Logistiek and CNV Vakmensen and has been made possible thanks to SOOB.

Best training company

This selection is important to provide a platform for training companies and practical trainers who are committed to supporting young talent in the sector in a positive way. We are proud to announce the top 3 nominees.

Best Training Company Nominations:
• Combex Construction Logistics
• Duijghuijzen International Forwarders BV
• Grando Logistics BV

The best training companies are determined by a jury of experts who visit the companies. The jury included Gabby Delhaas, chairman, Irene Rensink, FNV, Caroline Blom, TLN and Bart Donders from Cevotrans, part of Unilin, last year’s winner.

The best practical trainer

Nominated for Best Practice Educator:
• Anita de Groot – Special Transport Driessen
• John van Akkeren – Mepavex
• Patrick Redmeijer – Fresh Food

Best practice trainers are determined by a public jury via a voting website.

You can watch the video of the nominations at www.stl.nl/elections. From now on you can also choose your favorite practical trainer on this website. You can do it from today until June 7th.


All winners will be announced externally on June 22, 2022 and will be surprised with a visit to the company. This also applies to the STL Transport Talent and STL Logistics Talent categories for promising BBL employees. Registration for this is closed. The winner of this category is determined based on a checklist filled out by practical trainers, mentors and BBL mentors.