Press Release

15 Technicians successfully complete GPL’s Technician Programme

4th July 2019


15 Technicians successfully complete GPL’s Technicians Programme in Berbice 

Nigel Fredericks- Best Graduating Technician









L-R: Nigel Fredericks, Best Graduating Technician receiving his award from Orin Gordon-Training & Development Manager (ag)

 July 4, 2019, Georgetown, Guyana: Fifteen (15) technicians from East and West Berbice graduated from the Guyana Power and Light Inc.’s (GPL Inc.) first ever Technicians’ Programme in the county of Berbice during the period 2017/2018.

The fifteen graduates are: Nigel Fredericks (Best Graduating Technician), Elvis Thompson, Osayande Roberts, Lawrenzo James, Toshana Emanuel, Bryan Richmond, Jarrod Usher, Rinson Rose, Kareem Wayne, Nickel Cameron, Christopher Jaundoo, Samuel Isaacs, Nicosie Griffith, Donnell Lewis and Shawn Smith.










GPL’s 15 new Technicians

A graduation ceremony was held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Little Rock Conference Room, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

The one year Technicians’ Programme conforms to the Industrial Training Act in the Laws of Guyana and was administered by GPL’s Training and Development Department through Mr. Kowalski Etwah, with support from the following technical staff: Mr Ike Crawford-Maintenance Superintendent and Mr. Rawle James- Maintenance Superintendent at the Onverwagt and Canefield Power Stations.

The programme offers a combination of theoretical and practical training geared towards developing and upgrading the prerequisite skill sets of Trainee Technicians for gainful employment across the technical areas of our Berbice Operations. Among the fifteen graduates, there are thirteen (13) Mechanical Operations Technicians and two (2) Electrical Operations Technicians; all currently employed at our Canefield and Onverwagt Power Stations.

The Graduation ceremony was attended by Mr. Orin Gordon Training & Development Manager (ag),  Mrs. Nichette Williams Human Resources Officer  Ms. Maxene Thompson Principal of  the New Amsterdam Technical Institute,  Mr. Lindsey Shepherd Senior Diesel Generation Engineer (ag), Mr. Kadalie Rose Senior Transmission and Distribution Engineer, Mr. Oswald Benn Engineer, Mr. Rawle James Maintenance Supervisor, Mr. Dennis Swan Training & Development Manager, Special Invitees and  Parents/Guardians of  the Technicians.