HUNDREDS of students from across the island this week visited the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Cul-de-Sac power station.
First, an Open House in observance of LUCELEC’s 50th Anniversary was held from Tuesday to Thursday. Over 300 primary and secondary school students attended the activity.
Students were 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 attending were 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, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Section of the LUCELEC System Control Department hosted 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 one to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data within a single database according to their location. The exhibition was part of world-wide observances of GIS Day and was an opportunity for students to discover how the technology is used at LUCELEC for asset management, system analysis and map production
Students also learned the possible GIS career opportunities available within the field.
The theme for GIS Day 2014 was “Involve, inspire, Ignite”.