LEC Hires Eight Tubman University Graduates

5
2013
LEC officials and Tubman University grads

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has hired eight graduates from the William V. S. Tubman University in Harper, Maryland County. The graduates were hired under the LEC Internship program, which provides employment opportunities to deserving students and graduates. The newly hired interns will serve as Engineers-In Training for a period of three years before integration into the LEC system.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Liberia Electricity Corporation Mr. John Ashley disclosed that the LEC is an essential part of Liberia’s economic engine and the staff of LEC are the most important part of the corporation. For LEC to be successful in distributing electricity to households and commercial/industrial entities and to keep electricity stable at a reasonable price, he said it will require a trained and competent workforce.

“People may look at Mt. Coffee, the transmission system and substations, and they are all important. But the single most important part of any company and in particular LEC, is its Human Capital, the workforce, and in that respect, hiring new engineers is very important to the future of the corporation as our network expands.” Mr. Ashley said.7

He said hiring new engineers is very essential to the forward movement of the corporation. He urged them to learn and absorb all they can and never be afraid to ask questions. It is by asking questions that you will learn, he said.

“As engineers you are going to be very important to the future of the LEC and you are very welcome to LEC”. Mr. Ashley Intoned

”The LEC is promoting a gender and social inclusion project and I am glad to see a female taking part in the internship program. I am however a bit disappointed to see a single female to seven males,” Mr. Ashley said.

He admonished the young graduates of the Tubman University to remain focused in pursuit of their careers and to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

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  1. Liberia needs more engineers!!!!

    Liberia can learn from China’ success:
    China was economically backwards as late as the early 80s but today; it is the world second largest economy.

    Credit goes to the late Chinese leader, Deng Xiaoping farsightedness. He was the architect behind China’s famous “Four Modernization Policies” that is today propelling China’s economic success.
    China’s four modernization policies are Agriculture, industry, national defense, science and technology.

    How does it relate to Liberia and LEC hiring these engineering graduates from William V.S. Tubman University? Similar to China, Liberia’s needs a modernization policy that focuses on industry. We will need more technical schools to rapidly produce more engineers. Also, Liberia needs to put more emphasis on post-secondary agriculture training colleges around the country to produce more agriculture technicians if we really want to be self-sufficient in food production.

    Similar to China, we need to send more students abroad to study military science to help modernize our Armed Forces. Similar to China, we need to give more scholarships to students to study in the much needed field of science and technology (including medicine) to make Liberia competitive in the 21st century and beyond.

    Last but not least, China does not include a 5th Modernization Policy due to its communist/socialist ideology. However, Liberia’s 5th Modernization policy is Democracy: which includes a government elected by the people; in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.

    In conclusion: Liberia can come out of its economic darkness just as China did in the last thirty years; but Liberia has to set priorities and contingency plans: to invest in its human capital through massive quality education: give priority to technical education, agriculture, industrial education, and lastly to science and technology that includes medicine.

    The late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping once said, “It does not matter the color of the cat, as long as it can catch a mice.” Today, his vision is propelling China to rapid economic development. Liberia needs visionaries to move Liberia forward! Liberia needs investors…it does not matter their skin color, as long as they too can help develop Liberia by employing more Liberian engineers, agriculturists, science and technology experts.

    Congratulations recent Tubman University engineering graduates!!!

  2. This is a very good initiative. Liberians need to be trained in all the technical sectors like LEC, Public works, Agriculture through vocational training and Colleges across Liberia.

    The government needs to see reason to focus on traning Liberians for her first 2-3 years in office and than the government can use those human resources in her pro-poor development agenda. I think this is a very good news for Liberia, it a very small number, but the rest of the government and private entities need to do the same to empoer Liberians.

    Let not fool ourselves, that making Non-Negro: Whites, Lebanese, Indians, Chinese and other citizens of Liberia will bring development and investment. This is a complete fallacy. But I think by us using our little resources that we have to equiped our vocational training centers and Colleges should be the best way forward.
    The development will come gradually and be done by Liberians themselves and not people with white skins as other people trying to portary development and investment.

    • This is a very good initiative. Liberians need to be trained in all the technical sectors like LEC, Public works, Agriculture through vocational training and Colleges across Liberia.

      The government needs to see reason to focus on traning Liberians for her first 2-3 years in office and than the government can use those human resources in her pro-poor development agenda. I think this is a very good news for Liberia, it`s a very small number, but the rest of the government and private entities need to do the same to empoer Liberians.

      Let not fool ourselves, that making Non-Negro: Whites, Lebanese, Indians, Chinese and other citizens of Liberia will bring development and investment. This is a complete fallacy. But I think by us using our little resources that we have to equiped our vocational training centers and Colleges should be the best way forward.
      The development will come gradually and be done by Liberians themselves and not people with white skins as other people trying to portrary development and investment.

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