Kenniscentrum Beroepsonderwijs Bedrijfsleven Curacao

With the KIP-KBB Korpodeko aims to:

  • Match knowledge and experience needs between local companies and local students;
  • Provide SBO, MBO, HBO and University level students with the opportunity to gain relevant work experience in actual business environments preparing to enter the job market and workplace after graduation;
  • Create more “leermeester” or teacher companies that can provide work learning environments for students;
  • Create a database of young professionals.

To qualify for participation in the program companies must meet the following conditions:

  • Participating companies must commit for a 2-year period;
  • Participating companies must become “leermeester”-companies and invest time and resources in the required training;
  • Participating businesses with up to 25 employees must hire at least 1 student per semester therefore 4 students over a 2-year period;
  • Participating businesses with 25 employees or more must hire at least 2 students per semester therefore 8 students over a 2-year period;
  • Participating businesses should allow for guidance and support of the student both within the company and from KBB;
  • Participating business should ensure that the student will be provided the opportunity to gain relevant working experience and knowledge;
  • Participating businesses must have a credit relationship with Korpodeko or be in the process of obtaining a credit facility with Korpodeko;
  • Participating businesses must have a good compliance track record in line with Korpodeko policies on all obligations including reporting requirements;
  • Participating businesses grant Korpodeko permission to provide a description of their business and needs to KBB in order to match these with a student;
  • Participating businesses grant Korpodeko permission to use their name on the Korpodeko website and in other Korpodeko communications when promoting and providing information on the KIP – KBB.

Korpodeko offers the following incentives under this program:

  • After successful completion of the 2-year period and compliance with the conditions set, the company qualifies for an interest discount of between 1% and 2% over the duration of the program.
  • During the program participating businesses will enjoy a preferential status to qualify for other KIP’s.


  Schottegatweg Oost 36
  Willemstad, Curaçao
    (+5999) 738 1799
  (+5999) 738 1766
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About us

Throughout the years Korpodeko has developed into an important link in the infrastructure of entrepreneurship in Curaçao.


In 1985 in the midst of an imminent and explosive economic and social crisis where thousands of jobs was set to be lost...