WYCCF ready to kick off training courses

ST. JOHNS–Twenty-five persons have been selected and will be starting the Care Assistant level one course being spearheaded by White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) at the WYCCF classroom in St. Johns at 2:30pm Thursday, February 1.

A total of 20 candidates were also selected for the construction course. WYCCF said in a press release issued late Sunday that it had been decided to allow “a few extra spots” to bring the group for the construction course to 25 trainees. Interested persons can contact WYCCF Project Leader Jose Sommers at tel. 581-5050 if they want to pursue training and work in construction and have the Dutch nationality or permanent residence for Dutch St. Maarten. The construction course will start at the Government Administration Building at 9:00am today, Monday, January 29.

The training courses are part of the early recovery projects financed from the Dutch Recovery Fund for St Maarten under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. A total of seven million euros has been made available during the early recovery phase for projects that will have a direct positive impact on the population of St Maarten.

A total of 130 candidates attended a recruitment drive for the training courses on January 11. A total of 67 future trainees were shortlisted and were invited to an information session last week.

During the information session, the training partners in the two projects – the Department of Labour Affairs and Social Services, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Education Department, National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) and Milton Peters College (MPC) – shared information on the content of the courses.

The partners also explained what will be expected in terms of attitude and commitment related to theory and job placement. At the end of the session attendees were requested to indicate their interest in the courses and from there interviews were scheduled.
The training partners “were very impressed” with the large turnout and the candidates’ commitment, open-mindedness and motivation, the release said. “They want to express their sincere gratitude and wish all non-selected candidates much success with their future endeavours, encouraging them to continue pursuing their goals.”

WYCCF received generous funding for three projects as part of the Dutch early recovery projects. The construction and care training are two of the three projects.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73166-wyccf-ready-to-kick-off-training-courses