Group of Students Receive Computer Certificates

St. Maarten Youth Development Program is a second chance educational program that aims to train youngsters between the ages of 16 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 DERPI and fully funded by Usona.


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The youngsters that received their computer training certificates on Saturday February 11th, are currently enrolled in the preparatory phase of YDP Hospitality program. In the prepratory phase of the program (which lasted 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 or Restaurant Servers.

The Computer Training was facilitated by Joan Adult Advancement Program and classes were taught by Mrs. Joan Hanson. The students excelled in the computer training course and achieved final grades that ranged from 88 percentile to 100 percentile. For further information about the Youth Development Program, please feel free to contact us at either 543-0497 or email us at sx*****@ho*****.com. You can also visit us at the SBO Service Center upstairs Carl and Sons on the Pondfill.