GIS - 12 September, 2014: Around 180 Cadet Technicians from the Central Electricity Board (CEB) who have successfully completed a two-year in-house Technician Training Programme received their certificates yesterday at the Octave Wiehe auditorium, University of Mauritius in Réduit.
The Cadet Technicians joined the CEB in different batches as from February 2012. The Cadet Trainees had been enlisted in the Production and Transmission & Distribution Departments.
The 1 850 hours training course in line works has provided the newly recruited young persons the necessary technical knowledge and ability to facilitate their integration in the teams involved in the construction and maintenance of the low and high voltage networks. After successful completion of the course, they have been appointed as cadet technicians.
Out of the 1 850 hrs, around 50 % of the training was done on the job and the rest was carried out at the CEB Training School, namely the Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement Professionnels (CFPP). The training is delivered by an experienced instructor in classroom, laboratory, workshop and focused on different training networks related to several topics.
These include: basic knowledge related to electric quantities and circuits including practical demonstrations; practical use of testing and measuring instruments; knowledge related to the construction and maintenance of low and high voltage networks; knowledge of materials and equipment used in line works; practical use of tools and equipment to erect and climb poles, fix stays and cables; install meters and transformers; safety rules; and perform live line works.
Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement Professionnels
The CFPP was set up by the CEB with the help of the French Government and it was inaugurated in February 1975. It is attached to the Human Resource Department. In November 1978, the Centre was transferred from Plaine Lauzun to Terre Rouge.
The Centre is administered as a live model and is composed of fully equipped classrooms, electrical and mechanical workshops and low and high voltage networks as well as a recently installed wind turbine. The courses are provided by well trained and experienced instructors, who are conversant with the use of pedagogical equipment and CEB safety regulations.
The main objectives of the Centre are to provide training in line works and electro-mechanics to new recruits; conduct induction and refresher training for in-service technicians and supervisory staff in order to upgrade their skills, update their technical knowledge and develop safe working procedures; organise tailored course for CEB contractors regularly and other external organizations; and carry out trade tests for the award of competency.
The CFPP has registered around 26 courses with the MQA. The Centre and its Instructors are also registered with the MQA. Since its creation the CFPP has trained more than 5 500 persons.
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