SINT MAARTEN TRAINING FOUNDATION
The Sint Maarten Training Foundation (SMTF) was established in December 2017 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to assist hospitality workers who had lost their jobs due to the closure of most hotel properties on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten...
SMTF's mission is to create an academy where professionals of Sint Maarten’s main industries can acquire internationally recognized certifications and improve service standards through theoretical and practical hands-on experience while providing enrolled students with the basic financial means to support themselves and their families.
HOW TO ENROLL
To participate in the EISTP, you need to sign up at the Labor Department.
Eligibility criteria to participate are:
You must be a legal resident (or married to a legal resident) of Sint Maarten
You must be unemployed or under employed (working less than 20 hours/week)
You must be older than 18 years
Once eligibility has been established by the Labor Department, the applicant is sent to SMTF to complete the enrollment process and start classes.