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GIS Spotlight on Cayman-inspired Artist

Cayman inspired artist Seth Chwast.

Join GIS Spotlight this week as we explore how Cayman has inspired an autistic artist to paint, then hear more about the Civil Service College's exciting new training programmes, and finally see how laboratory tests improve road construction.

In part one of a two-part series on autism, GIS Spotlight also visits the National Gallery for a closer look at artist Seth Chwast. He was diagnosed with autism at a very young age, but in his twenties, he discovered his artistic talent.

Tune in for a rare interview with Seth and his mother, as GIS Spotlight explores how the Islands inspired Seth to paint an entire collection entitled Icons of Cayman. His work includes turtles, lizards, marine life, and all things Caymanian.

The exhibit is on display at the National Gallery until the end of February. In addition the gallery offers a teacher resource package so students can learn more about autism and art.

Then hear how you can get in on the benefits of continued education. GIS Spotlight takes a look at the Civil Service College's brand new semester that goes beyond the traditional college courses to now offer workshops and training academies.

Join us as we reveal the new class schedule and explore the college's future goals. We also hear from students why they signed up for these innovative learning experiences.

Next, learn how rigorous analysis in the National Roads Authority's Materials Testing Laboratory enhances the performance of your car. Join GIS Spotlight as we explore aggregate testing by following the NRA lab technicians as they go through the steps, testing rock, tar and asphalt right through to the finished roads on which you drive every day.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

Due to CITN's 27 Days of Christmas the programme will air as follows: On Monday, 1 December on Cayman 27 at 6:45pm (right after the 27 Days of Christmas) with a repeat at 10:45pm; On Thursday, 4 December on Island 24 at 6:30pm.

All the stories seen on this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/user/CIGovtInfoServices. Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing Heather Hopson.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver