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REPSOL SPONSORS TRAINING AT THE NESC MAYARO CAMPUS
The NESC Mayaro Campus is conducting a part-time Building Construction Technology
Programme for 20 persons from Mayaro and environs. This is being done through a
partnership between the NESC and REPSOL, with the latter sponsoring all the participants.
Repsol's relationship with NESC began in 2007 with 125 persons being trained through the
sponsorship arrangement over the peroid.
Keeping in-step with the demands of Industry
to build the nation's human capital.
NESC SIGNS MOU WITH KENSON
The National Energy Skills Center (NESC) and Kenson School of Production Technology
Limited entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for customized training and
certification at the NESC Drilling Academy, Ste. Madeleine. Both parties will be working
together to ensure that the design and delivery of customized energy-related training courses
meet the needs of local, regional and international clients.
Seated from left: Kenson Executive Director, Mr. Blair Ferguson; NESC Pesident, Mr. Kern Dass.
Standing from left: Kenson Principal & C.E.O, Mr. Lance Dowrich; NESC Dean, Mr. Bhadase
Seetahal-Maraj; and NESC Registrar, Mr Rafael Mohammed.
Residents of Mayaro and environs, along with NESC Mayaro Campus Manager, Mr. Deoraj
Loutan, ( third, first row) and Repsol' s External Relations and Communications Manager, Mrs.
Heidi Diquez ( fifth, third row) pose for a photo at the orientation ceremony of REPSOL and
NESC's Building Construction Technology Programme.
NESC AND NU-IRON ENTER INTO A NEW PARTNERSHIP
The National Energy Skills Center (NESC) and NU-IRON Trinidad and Tobago Unlimited
recently entered into discussions on the establishment of a partnership arrangement for
Industry training. NU-IRON Unlimited specializes in the manufacturing of iron and steel
products and is a subsidiary of Nucor, America's largest recycler. The company has expressed
great interest in becoming a member of the Point Lisas Industrial Apprenticeship Programme
(PLIAP) which seeks to produce competent and skilled persons to work in the Energy
Industries. NU-IRON is also seeking customized training from NESC in a number of areas
including Welding and Industrial Mechanical Maintenance. NU-IRON has also indicated
their intention to provide training equipment to the NESC for use in its training workshops.
From left: NESC Point Lisas Campus Manager, Mr. Zaid Mohammed; NESC Registrar, Mr. Rafael
Mohammed; NU-IRON General Manager, Mr. Mike Hess; NU-IRON Engineering and Maintenance
Manager, Mr. Jim Lynch; NESC President, Mr. Kern Dass; NESC Dean, Mr. Bhadase Seetahal-Maharaj;
and NU-IRON Shipping and Logistics Manager, Mr. Nigel Noel.
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shortly before leaving for a new
posting in Pakistan. "What we
and let them do that."
While some see encouraging
signs in Canaan s self-reliance,
others see ills familiar to the hemi-
sphere s poorest nation: non-exis-
tent public services, lack of decent
jobs, unsanitary conditions.
"On the one hand, it s amazing
that people have managed to sur-
vive there and build houses. But
on the other hand, it s clearly not
an ideal situation because it really
is a new slum now even if you put
some money into it," said Robert
Fatton Jr, a Haitian-born professor
at the University of Virginia and
author of the 2014 book Haiti:
Trapped in the Outer Periphery.
The biggest fear is that Canaan
might become another Cite Soleil,
a gang-heavy maze of shacks orig-
inally planned as a community for
In the case of Canaan, the
homesteaders putting their own
money and sweat into the settle-
ment makes them "very open" to
urban planning and upgrades
because they want to protect their
investments, said Clement
Belizaire, executive director of the
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Canaan situation not ideal
In this June 23 photo, people wait in line to fill buckets with water at a
pump in Canaan, Haiti. Residents say this pump, like most of those in
Canaan, produces water that is too salty to drink. Residents use the
water for washing and cleaning. AP PHOTO
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