YDP Students complete computer course

Certificate ceremony held to commemorate achievement


Twenty three youngsters received their computer training certificates in MS XP 2007 and MS Word Beginner/Intermediate level on Saturday February 23rd 2013 at the certificate ceremony held at the Harborview Restaurant in Philipsburg. The students excelled in the computer training course and achieved final grades that ranged from 75 percentile to 100 percentile. Shaquille Boddie, Claudine Touissaint, Sanjae Stephenson and Shawn Forrest were honored for doing exceptionally well in their final exams. The Computer Training was facilitated by Joan Adult Advancement Program and classes were taught by Mrs. Joan Hanson.

The students are currently enrolled in the preparatory phase of the YDP Hospitality program. In the preparatory phase of the program (which lasts for 18 weeks); the students follow courses such as the AHLEI START (General introduction to Hospitality), Career preparation, Social Skills, English Business writing and computer training in MS XP 2007 and MS Word Beginner/intermediate level. After completion of the preparatory program, these students will follow training to become Front Desk Agents, Bartenders, Restaurant Servers or Maintenance employees.
St. Maarten Youth Development Program is a second chance educational program that aims to train youngsters between the ages of 18 and 24 years who were unable to complete secondary education. The goal of the program is to provide these youngsters with start qualifications so that they can enter the labor market or further their education at the SBO/ASVE. The program is executed by the Division of Educational Innovations (DEI) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs and fully funded by Usona.

For further information about the Youth Development Program, please feel free to contact us at either 543-0497 or email us at sxm_ydp@hotmail.com. You can also visit us at the SBO Service Center upstairs Carl and Sons on the Pondfill.