Few open spots left in K1 Britannia Second Chance Carpentry Apprenticeship Program.



PHILIPSBURG – The K1 Britannia Foundation’s Second Chance program has collaborated with the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) to provide the fully sponsored MIC Institution of Technology certified Construction course. The course is specially held for young people and citizens of St. Maarten between the ages of 17 and 40. The aim is to provide young people with new skills in the area of Carpentry and persons looking to complete their Level 1 and 2 Carpentry competencies, post Irma.

Coming from Trinidad, the MIC Institution of Technology instructors will be in St. Maarten to provide the 6-month course that will begin on January 15th, 2019.  The course will be 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday – 8am to 12pm at NIPA. The fully sponsored program has a few spaces left and is open for those who are need for an opportunity to excel and develop in carpentry.

Upon successful completion of the course, the program will provide the opportunity for certification that can translate in employability or entrepreneurship possibilities for the participants. The emphasis of the program is on useful and practical skills in their application in the context of common industrial situations. Much of the course is given over to ‘hands on’ experience and the skills required in carpentry. There is also an addition of non-technical components into the technical training. The non-technical segments, such as Financial Management Life Skills and Entrepreneurship Health and Safety, are to provide the participants craftsmanship with a personal and entrepreneurial edge.

There will be interviews held prior to the intake and final selection. Committed and enthusiastic participants that are interested in learning new proficiencies are encouraged to participate. Enrollment requirements are basic knowledge of English and numeracy. Before the start of the program each candidate is required to fill out an intake form and the deadline to fill it in is December 15th, 2018.

K1’s Second-chance program gives young people the foundation for positive growth through volunteer opportunities, apprenticeship programs, courses, studies, job training, employment opportunities and social development. With awarding youths a second chance, the long-term goal is not just to positively impact their lives, but also to contribute to the development of young role models making them young people who will positively impact the island.

Please contact the K1 Britannia Foundation by this Wednesday 12th December 2018 if you are interested in joining the program. Call the K1 office at 543-3332, second chance program managers at 553-4727 or 554-1972 or via email to malaika@k1britanniafoundation.org or send a message to the Facebook Page of K1 Britannia Foundation.