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UWI Engineering Institute Public Awards

For Release Upon Receipt - November 16, 2007

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Engineering Institute has teamed up with the Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen (CATTAC) and Air Oil Systems Engineering (AOSE) Limited to create a Zero Downtime Job Enhancement Intervention programme, designed to move the local industry to the cutting edge of the regional marketplace.

The new programme was recently launched with the completion of a five-day Level One programme in “Fluid Power Maintenance”, intended to develop participants’ competence in implementing state of the art Fluid Contamination Control methods, and to broaden participants understanding of fluids in hydraulics and pneumatics systems.

The Fluid Power Maintenance programme, facilitated by Mr. Trevor Devonish, Chief Executive Officer and Technical Director of AOSE, took place from October 22nd  -26th, 2007. Nine programme participants who received Certificates of Competence at the conclusion of the programme were Koosie Ali, Neil Legendre, Prakash Lokhan, Julien Ramnarine, Barry Seeram, Balwan Singh, Glen Surujhbally and Cecil Wayne. The Programme was supported  by the National Training Board, The National Examination Council, The Fluid Power Society, The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT), and the Board of Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT).

Acting Manager of the UWI Engineering Institute, Professor Edwin Ekwue, was on hand to witness the presentation of certificates, along with Professor Brian Copeland, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering; Professor Clem Imbert, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering; Clyde Phillip, Chairman of CATTAC (Caribbean) in Room 101 Faculty of Engineering Building.


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