PRESS RELEASE – Hundreds of students from across the island will this week visit the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Cul-de-Sac Power Station.
First, an Open House in observance of LUCELEC’s 50th Anniversary will be held from Tuesday November 18 to Thursday November 20, 2014. Over three hundred (300) primary and secondary school students are expected to attend the activity.
Students will be taken through the various parts of the Power Station gaining first-hand knowledge of how LUCELEC produces and transmits electricity to homes and businesses.
Among the schools expected to attend is the Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre, Anse-la-Raye Primary School, Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, St Joseph’s Convent and the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School.
In addition, on Wednesday November 19, 2014, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Section of the LUCELEC System Control Department will host a GIS Day Exhibition for Form Five students from the St Joseph’s Convent and Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School.
GIS is a computer system that allows you to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data within a single database according to their location. The exhibition is part of world-wide observances of GIS Day and is an opportunity for students to discover how the technology is used at LUCELEC for Asset Management, System Analysis and Map Production
Students will also learn the possible GIS career opportunities available within the field.
The theme for GIS Day 2014 is “Involve, inspire, Ignite”.