Electrical students get powered
up with NFE plant tour


Visit boosts confidence for upcoming exams

When our combined heat and power facility in Clarendon, Jamaica, hosted 28 eleventh and twelfth grade students in June 2022, it wasn’t your average field trip. These teens are studying electrical engineering at Old Harbor High School, where we’ve partnered for several years to provide high-performing students with funding for tuition, school supplies, and the annual Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) exams.

Jamaica CHP Tour

The visit gave these future engineers a major confidence boost as they prepared for those CSEC/CAPE industrial electrical and electronics exams. Through presentations and a bus tour, they got a first-hand look at how electricity is produced using natural gas, and the role of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider in powering the national grid.

“It was fascinating to learn how the steam produced from the exhaust of the gas turbine is used to power the steam turbines for one of NFE's off-takers to produce electricity,” said Kaycia Caballero, a grade 12 student getting ready to sit for her CAPE exams. “I learned a lot that I can apply to my exam.”

Jamaica CHP Tour

We’re proud to partner with Old Harbour schools and community centers to bring the local youth education and skills development programs, particularly supporting STEM learning.

“We cannot thank NFE enough for quickly accepting our request for our students to tour their plant,” said Lynton Weir, Principal at Old Harbour High School. “LNG is a new sector and a new energy source in Jamaica, and for our students to get an upfront view of the operations of such a facility is priceless.  I’m sure that after the tour, many of them feel more inspired to pursue engineering. We are thankful for corporate partners like NFE that can help us deliver excellence to our students and our school.”