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Suriname: SAO must operate self-sufficient

The Labor Mobility and Development Foundation (SAO) must respond more to the needs of the labor market. The training institute must also operate self-sufficient. This is what Minister Rishma Kuldipsingh of Labor, Employment and Youth Affairs (AW and J) said during a working visit to the SAO.

The training institute will commemorate its 40th anniversary next year. This is a moment, according to Kuldipsingh, to check whether the tasks of the SAO and the curricula of the training courses offered still meet current developments and challenges in the labor market.

Subsidy
According to her, the foundation receives millions of Surinamese dollars annually in subsidies and employs more than a hundred people, while the annual output shows that an average of 500 skilled workers are delivered nationwide. For the time being, reliable data is lacking to know how many of these employees actually find a job for which they have been trained.

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