APPRENTISSAGE / Muriel Pénicaud announces the creation of a CFA in Saint-Martin


“Qualification is the best protection against unemployment. There is a correlation between the unemployment rate and the skill level, ”considers the Minister of Labor. “The unemployment rate among young people is 50%. One in two young people do not see their future, ”she said. COM President Daniel Gibbs clarified that according to the latest official figures for 2014, the unemployment rate is 33,6%.

“It's ten points more than in Guadeloupe. It is three times the national average. It is the French territory where it is the strongest, the worst, ”he commented.

"It is absolutely necessary to raise the level of qualification," insists the Minister of Labor, who thus announced the creation in Saint-Martin of an apprenticeship training center (CFA).

However, there is already one. It is hosted by the Lycée des Îles du Nord and depends on the Academy of Guadeloupe. It offers two courses; one in the kitchen, the second in cooling and air conditioning. (More details on


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