MARIGOT–Préfète Anne Laubies and President Daniel Gibbs on Monday, June 18, signed the agreement to launch the Skills Investment Plan (SIP) for St. Martin. This plan emanates from the Grand Investment Plan signed by the French Prime Minister on September 25, 2017, the objective of which is to accelerate France’s digital and ecological transformation.
Deployed over five years, this scheme will make it possible to finance training courses for the least qualified groups, in the service of competitiveness and employment. For the year 2018, the local government of St. Martin has undertaken to maintain 279 training courses for people seeking employment, for a total amount of 1.1 million euros, 85 per cent of which is financed by the European Social Fund (ESF).
Within these 279 training courses, the Collectivité will ensure a 50 per cent share for people with little or no qualifications, or for refresher training, mastery of basic knowledge, remobilisation or assistance in project development.
Through this agreement, the local authority undertakes to promote 300 additional training activities with Pôle Emploi for people with little or no qualifications, the financing of which is covered by the State to the tune of 1.7 million euros. Thus, this 279-seat training course at a total cost of 2.8 million euros is already open to St. Martin residents wishing to train.
The training plan is intended to be managed as closely as possible to the needs of companies and territories, and to promote experimentation, evaluation and capitalisation to measure the effectiveness of investments made. A partnership with Pôle Emploi makes it possible to establish the arrangements for consultation, implementation and monitoring of the system.
Very attached to the training of young people and the public seeking employment, President Gibbs said he was particularly satisfied with the signing of this agreement with the State.
Préfète Laubies, for her part, welcomed the commitment of the State and the Collectivité in the service of St. Martiners.