WELCOME

TO THE

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... 

MISSION STATEMENT
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.
COURSES

This course covers each department within standard Hotel Operations and each subject is followed up with a written or practical exam.

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HOSPITALITY 360  

This course caters to non-native English speakers who struggle with the language. The course is a collaborative effort between SMTF and the University of Sint Maarten (USM).

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(ESL-BASIC) 

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE BASIC: 

This course covers all aspects of kitchen operation and each subject is followed up with a written or practical exam.

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CULINARY ARTS

The construction courses are given at the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) in collaboration with Trinidad based MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT).

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CONSTRUCTION

HOW TO ENROLL

To participate in the EISTP, you need to sign up at the Labor Department.

 

Eligibility criteria to participate are:

 

  1. You must be a legal resident (or married to a legal resident) of Sint Maarten

  2. You must be unemployed or under employed (working less than 20 hours/week)

  3. 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.

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