Five young Saint-Martinois will be trained by the Barrière group in Normandy

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"We are all very motivated by the hotel trades because we want to become excellent in our field" advance Kenrick Francillette, the cook of the band. He will leave with four other young Saint-Martin residents * on November 22 in Normandy to follow a free sandwich course in the hotel / restaurant industry. They will upgrade for three months and then move on to a one-year professionalization contract with the Barrière group, located in Normandy and owner of a hotel establishment in Saint-Barthélemy.

A project born on the initiative of the prefect Sylvie Feucher: "I received an email on September 13 from the manager of LADOM in Normandy who wanted to set up this exchange with Saint-Martin as part of the State mobility system of which it is partner, as we had already worked together on a similar project with Guyana ”explained the prefect during a press conference on Tuesday 6 November at the premises of Pôle Emploi. Aged between 18 and 24, they almost all hold a CAP obtained at the LPO and most of them already have experience in catering. Pôle Emploi, to whom the prefect had entrusted the project, organized three meetings of twenty people and selected ten. After having been coached by their Pôle Emploi advisers, the ten finalists then had a videoconference interview with the Human Resources Director of the Barrière group and five were selected: four waiters and one cook. "I would like to become a chef de rang and come back after working in Saint-Martin in a luxury establishment" confides Honoré André. But they are also already thinking of coming back to set up their own restaurant. Meanwhile, and once trained, young people also hope to have the opportunity to travel and rub shoulders with high-end establishments in the world: “Canada, Dubai, Monaco…” they list stars in their eyes.

* Laborde Dieunuka, James Cassandra, Honoré André, Lake Trini, Francillette Kenrick

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