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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 Novem­ber 18 to Thurs­day Novem­ber 20, 2014. Over three hun­dred pri­mary and sec­ondary school stu­dents were ex­pected to at­tend 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.

In ad­di­tion, on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 19, 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 the user 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 also learned the pos­si­ble GIS ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able within the field.

The theme for GIS Day 2014 is “In­volve, In­spire, Ig­nite”.

Stu­dents at­tend­ing this week’s LUCELEC open house.

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