Construction of LTI Dorm in second phase

─ to be completed in 2021

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A state-of-the-art dormitory is being constructed next to the Linden Technical Institute (LTI) in Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10.

This facility will house those students residing in the hinterland communities of Region 10, such as Ituni, Kwakwani, Rockstone, Rivers View and other communities along the Demerara and Berbice River.

Construction of the multi-million-dollar facility was awarded to Compustruct Engineering. The project falls under the purview of the Ministry of Education. The complex will consist of four dormitories, a study hall and an administrative building. The first phase of the project, which entailed much sand-filling because the site was previously a swamp, has been completed. Construction is now in the second phase and Principal, Ector Anthony said that works are on schedule. “With my recent visit to the fields, they [contractors], indicated that they are making progress and they are moving at a faster rate. So, the completion time is around April/May 2021, and they are on par as it relates to that,” he said.

The Linden Technical Institute (LTI) has been in existence for over 60 years, and has been providing technical and vocational education and training programmes such as: Diploma in Computer Science, Diploma in Administrative Principles and Practices, Ordinary Diploma in Commerce, Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery, Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation, Craft Certificate in Radio Electronic Servicing, Technical Certificate in Mechanical Fitting, Craft Certificate in Metal Machining. LTI also offers part-time courses in Effective Management Skills and Occupational Health and Safety.

In 2018, the institution commenced the delivery of Competency-Based Education and Training, which is the new model of the assessment process that is monitored by the Council for Technical Vocational, Education and Training (TVET).

On completion of their studies, the LTI graduates can return to their communities and engage in beneficial employment, utilising their newly acquired skills.


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