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27 Jamaican engineers complete training in China

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Young engineers returning to Jamaica from China at the Norman Manley International Airport, with Geanarchie Wilson (fourth left), JISCO Alpart training manager.

Twenty-seven of the 52 young Jamaican engineers who were selected for further study and training in China last March by JISCO Alpart have successfully completed the segment of their course and returned to the island on December 24. The batch of 27 were trained in the Bayer process technology and refinery operations.

During their study and training in China, the young engineers completed three core areas of concentration. The first area of focus was in Chinese culture and language, which was facilitated at JISCO's head office; the second segment was in theoretical alumina process and equipment, which was done at North East University. The final module was an advanced course in process control and operations, which was done in the Henan Province.

The remaining 25 engineers, who are still in China, completing their segment in powerhouse technology and operations. They will complete their study and training by the end of the 2019 first quarter.

All 52 engineers will be the 2019 employed by JISCO Alpart Jamaica to work at the alumina refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth.