The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Monday hosted several students from various technical and vocational institutes in Guyana for an essay competition, in observance of World Standards Day, 20161011

Executive Director of GNBS, Candelle Walcott Bostwick explained that over the years, GNBS would involve students at various levels to participate in the essay competition, however, this year the organisation decided to focus on technical and vocational institutes.

“We wanted to see how the students at the technical institutes would view the theme this year; and those essays were well done; at least we have an idea as to what the students, at that level are thinking about standards.”

Bostwick stated that GNBS is using the competition as a form of communicating standards and the benefits of standards to society.

Eight technical and vocational institutes were invited to come on board for the competition, however, only six responded and participated.

The top three awardees are: the Georgetown Technical Institute (GTI), Esther Fraser who won first place; New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), Jonathon Cyril who copped second place; and Leonora Technical and Training Centre, Suvendra Nauth who placed third.

National Quality Week/World Standards Day is being observed by GNBS during the October 10-14 period, under the theme “Standards build trust”.