Since entering the Jamaican market in 2016 with the build of our first LNG facility in Montego Bay, our New Fortress Energy Foundation has extended more than 100 engineering scholarships, for a total of nearly $30 million (JA), to the most vulnerable high-performing students at these three universities. We also established the island’s first cryogenics engineering course in partnership with the UWI and launched a summer engineering internship program with 18 interns at LNG plants across the island.
“We’re very excited about this partnership… which will help to further elevate the engineering programmes at our respective institutions,” said Dr. Adrian Lawrence, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the UWI Mona campus. “Several of our engineering students are already Student Chapter members of the JIE, and some are even being mentored by professionals within the sector, so to be recognized for their hard work by two of the most respected bodies in the sector means a lot, and we want to thank NFE and the JIE for their vision and ongoing support.”
We are energized by the commitment these students and their universities have made to STEM education, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help these students and the entire energy sector grow and develop in Jamaica.