Construction Apprenticeship Program
For the six construction / repair projects we completed in December 2017, local youth worked alongside American volunteer contractors, receiving training in a variety of construction skills. When the contractors left they donated their tools to these youths, who have since been able to get various construction jobs. We are in the process of setting up a 6 -18 month construction apprenticeship program that will cover key aspects of construction.
Upon successful completion, youths will have received an internationally recognized certification in this field, both enabling them to gain employment in what is currently the most prominent job market post-Irma, but also to specialize in this career both on St. Maarten and other parts of the world for many years to come.