LTKOLMARNS Art of Beekhuizen, Commander Marine Barracks, and KAPTMARNSAR Richard Kelly, Head of ARUMIL, received the Governor. The purpose of the Governor’ visit was to get a picture of the work method of the SVT at the time of the current COVID-19 period.
The Social Formation Trajectory (SVT) is a project that came about based on the tasks of CZMCARIB (Command of the Navy in the Caribbean) and the agreements made with the government of the country Aruba. The Aruban Marines of the Aruban Militia (ARUMIL) gave the training. The goal is to prepare young people between the ages of 18 and 24 for a job. During four months, they learn (military) norms and values, where the emphasis is on the usefulness and importance of discipline, structure, teamwork, and mutual respect.
The Governor attended a presentation about the SVT course during the working visit. Through a short film, he also showed how the amphibious SVT course works. In this course, collaboration, communication, and mental resilience, in combination with a physical stimulus were put to the test.
Initially, the SVT 13 course would have started on March 9, but after the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, they postpone it. On August 24, the trainees will resume the training, and those who have completed their training will receive a diploma.