Since the beginning, SOL International Foundation has been working with local business owners to provide a path to professional success for students between the ages of 14-18, an age when the future of these individuals is heavily reliant uponon the decisions that they make.
There are currently few options for these individuals to choose from. Our work in this area is crucial to these individuals’ ability to become positive community members.
Our work has paid off; we have several local businesses who have offered to train selected students in their line of work.
We currently have students enrolled in an internship program that will provide participants with an opportunity to work in the scuba diving industry, one of the leading job markets on the island. This training will include all certifications necessary for students to become certified as PADI Dive Instructors, a cost of over $2000 and countless man hours donated by the dive shop owners and employees.