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Electrical Certifications for St. Lucia

A PROGRAMME to provide certification to electricians and engineers will be offered in Saint Lucia starting this month.

Electrical Engineering Experts Inc. of St. Lucia, in partnership with Technical Training Solutions (TTS) of the United Kingdom and the Division of Technical Education and Management Studies (DTEMS) of the Sir Arthur Lewis Committee College, will offer the UK City and Guilds industry-standard training/qualification in the Requirements for Electrical Installations – IET Wiring Regulations.

This regulation governs electrical wiring in Saint Lucia and other countries making the certification an important achievement for electricians and engineers who previously received training for licensing for electrical installations.

What will be a series of four day training workshops will be offered at different periods throughout the year, the first of which will be held from February 13 to 16 at the LUCELEC’s Electronics Workshop at the Division of Technical Education and Management Studies (DTEMS) of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

The (UK) IET Wiring Regulations, BS 7671, is adopted as SLNS/BS 7671 in St. Lucia and it is the electrical standard by which all electrical installations are designed, installed, inspected, tested, and maintained on the island. It is also the standard by which it is powered by the electricity supplier, LUCELEC.

Chief Executive Officer of Electrical Engineering Experts Inc. Saint Lucia Mr. Clive Antoine says the training course will be of tremendous benefit to installation and maintenance electricians; refrigeration and AC technicians; electrical installers; electrical testers and inspectors, designers, engineers, drafters and architects. He says a core objective of the course is to promote the use of the standard itself to equip participants with the knowledge and the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations, Requirements for Electrical Installations.

The four day programme culminates with the online City and Guilds 2382 examination, Requirements for Electrical Installations, at the CAD lab of DTEMS, SALCC. The IET Wiring course is worth 4 UK Education Credits.

This training course is the prerequisite for the City and Guilds Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installation course which will be held later in the year 2017. This is a specialized training that provides core knowledge and skills that all electrical inspectors and testers, electricians, electrical designers, and engineers need to possess. The Inspection and Testing course is worth 5 UK Education Credits.

Those training courses will be facilitated by technical experts, and engineers from Technical Training Solutions, of England, United Kingdom. The TTS is at the forefront of UK institutions providing top quality engineering skills training courses in electrical, instrumentation and mechanical not just in the UK but in many parts of the world. It is a City and Guilds Approved Center (www.cityandguilds.com) and an

IET Endorsed Training provider. The Institute’s history and information can be found at www.technicaltrainingsolutions.co.uk

Please contact Clive Antoine, Director of the Electrical Engineering Experts Inc. at 5198122 & 7175356 or antoine_ele@yahoo.co.uk, for further details, clarification, and registration as the Electrical Engineering Experts Inc., seeks to improve the nation’s electrical safety, competence and workmanship through expert training and implementation of electrical standard.

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