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Outstanding Alumni Awardees, UTech, Jamaica, 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 28-03-2019 March 30, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica is pleased to present Alumni of distinction who were successfully nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award 2019, in celebration of the University’s 60th Anniversary. The awards were presented to the 19 recipients on the occasion of the Presentation of the Chancellor’s Medal and the Outstanding Alumni Award, on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 at the Papine Campus.

Also worthy of note was Elaine Thompson, Olympic Medalist, and Double Olympic Champion, who received the most prestigious award of our University, the Chancellor’s Medal.

Chancellor’s Special Recognition Awards were given to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Award – The Chancellor’s Medal


Elaine Thompson, UTech Knight, Olympian, Winner of 100 metres and 200 metres, Rio Olympics 2016


Outstanding Alumni Awards
in Celebration of
UTech, Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary


Award Category – Service to the University

Ms. Karlene-Black

Ms. Karlene Black, Senior Lecturer, Former Vice Dean. Faculty of Engineering & Computing, UTech, Jamaica



UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s the Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica? March 1, 2019

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Alumni Have Your Say

We believe that your perspectives will help educate the public on the great value of UTech, Jamaica’s contribution to Jamaica. The question is as follows:

Q: What is the value of UTech, Jamaica’s
Contribution to Jamaica?


UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s The Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica | UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue

Dear UTech, Knights and Friends,

In a letter to the editor of the Jamaica Observer, dated Monday 25th February, 2019 one Lipton Matthews wrote “UTech protest unwise” and made this reference Taxpayers could easily ask UTech to quantify its contribution to Jamaica, and if results show that the value created by the university is less than the input of taxpayers, then they will argue that UTech must receive less funding” (more…)

UTech, Ja Alumni Ways To Give Back February 15, 2019

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Dear Alumni of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica).

Perhaps you have thought of giving back to your University, but didn’t know how to go about it? We have several monetary and non-monetary opportunities for you to provide tangible support for the benefit of your Alma Mater.

Please see below for some ideas on how you may give back to your University. It is not an exhaustive list and you are encouraged to discuss with us other ideas you may have to provide support to UTech, Jamaica.


UTech, Jamaica Newsletter: UTech Voices November 3, 2017

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The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) is pleased to share with our Alumni Community and friends, volumes of our new University Newsletter which is one of the initiatives of our new President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie since taking office, January 2017. Click the links and be-in-the-know about the achievements of UTech, Jamaica. (more…)

UTech, Jamaica: How to Order a Transcript October 20, 2017

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  • Visit your UTech, Jamaica Website: http://www.utechjamaica.edu.jm/
  • Scroll down to “Quick Links” and select “FORMS”
  • The listing of relevant UTech, Jamaica forms will appear. Scroll to the end of the list and Click on page 2 


Professional Development: Career Management & Job Hunting Support for UTech, Jamaica Alumni August 29, 2017

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Dear UTech Jamaica Alumni

  • Would it help to boost your confidence, if you were sure you had a well crafted, value adding resume and/or LinkedIn Profile, which clearly and impressively answers the No. 1 question in a recruiter’s mind “What value will this candidate add to my organization?”
  • Would you feel more hopeful if you had someone to help you develop a job search or career management strategy so you could get on with your life…with better fit between who you are and what you do, plus better compensation-focus-joy-peace?
  • Would it mean a lot to you to be able to handle this…wait…period [wait to find a job, or wait to find a better job] without feeling fearful, angry, anxious and uncertain?


A Petition And The Responsibilities Of The Citizen – Martin Henry April 14, 2019

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Martin Henry | Photo by Jamaica Gleaner.com


Published: Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM | jamaica-gleaner.com

“Congress shall make no law…abridging … the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

– First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America


While the 36,315 enumerated voters in Portland Eastern were enduring the campaigning for their votes and deciding who to vote for from two mostly indistinguishable political parties, as far as policies, plans and programmes are concerned, or not to vote at all, I signed a petition.

Voting is only one element of a citizen’s political engagement in a democracy. And it may not even be the most important one. The overwhelming majority of the 53.5 per cent who marked their X have gone back home to endure the non-fulfillment of campaign promises, to remain disengaged from their parliamentary representative, and to patiently wait for the next election, merely “voters”. (more…)

JOB ADVT: Accountant, Family Life Ministries April 9, 2019

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The Accountant performs a range of accounting and clerical functions, in support of the mission of Family Life Ministries.  The incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, monitoring and preparing financial reports, verifying the accuracy of accounting documents and records, updating and maintaining accounting schedules as assigned, and maintaining a proper filing system for accounting records.  The incumbent also provides support to the external Accountant to provide information or responses to queries in a timely manner and ensure that QuickBooks workflow is followed by the other users. (more…)

Overseas Scholarships through the Ministry of Finance & the Public Service April 9, 2019

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The Scholarships and Assistance Unit, Public Service Establishment Division, manages the GOJ Civil Service Training  Programme and acts as Point of Contact for the various donor Agencies and Countries offering technical assistance to the Government under bilateral and multilateral agreements. In this regard, this office is responsible for disseminating information on training and study opportunities as they become available. For all the courses, unless otherwise stated, application forms are available at this office.

Click Here To Review the Latest Scholarship Offers!


NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle – Prof. Vasciannie’s Update April 8, 2019

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Dear Colleagues,


Re:  Alumni Meeting

The UTech, Ja Alumni community held a lyme yesterday evening at the Jamaica National Building on Belmont Road.  Members of the Executive of the Alumni Association were present, including the President, Mr Ronnie Sutherland, as were two members of the UTech, Ja Foundation (chaired by Eric Crawford).

At the meeting, I took the opportunity to provide an update to the Alumni about various matters including: (more…)

Funding UTech, Cast Thy Bread April 7, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university and the unique and vital contribution it must make if Jamaicans from all walks of life are to be empowered with skills to excel in the 21st century and create the nation we all deserve and desire.


Much has been achieved in the past, but the university must be properly funded and resourced to continue to excel in teaching, service and research. A major issue which hampers the university’s ability to better serve the needs of its main stakeholders — students — is the annual per capita subvention from the Government of Jamaica.

Learn More at jamaicaobserver.com Monday August 20th, 2018


Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni – Arlando Dunkley, Recipient PCJ Renewable Energy Scholarship 2019 April 1, 2019

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go-jamaica.com/firstlook/April 1, 2019

Postgraduate student at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Arlando Dunkley has been awarded the 2019 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Renewable Energy Scholarship. (more…)

WANTED: Alumni to Volunteer for Mock Interviews, Account Seminar, UTech, Ja March 26, 2019

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Dear Prospective Interviewer:

 UTech, Ja. Accounting Seminar Mock Interview Series 2019

The University of Technology, Jamaica Accounting Seminar specially invites you to participate in our annual Mock Interview Series which will be held on Monday, April 1 to Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The two weeks of activities are designed to engage various Employers, Human Resource Personnel, Training Managers and those who are influential in the world of work.  Interviews will be conducted with our Accounting Seminar students to prepare them for job interviews. This mock interview forms part of the list of assessments for the students.  (more…)

Job Advt: Marketing & Sales Officer March 25, 2019

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Triple A Sports & Technology Limited wishes to hire a Marketing & Sales Officer. The successful candidate should have the following: (more…)

International Law & the Diplomat -Distinguished Public Lecture, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica, Thur March 21, 2019 March 20, 2019

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Distinguished Lecture Prof V


Distinguished Public Lecture by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD – March 21, 2019

What factors explain special treatment for diplomats, and is this special treatment justified?  Are diplomats above the law?  Do they pay taxes?  May they be arrested for wrongdoing?  May they be sued?  Are diplomatic premises foreign territory?  What general rules apply to diplomats, and to what extent does Jamaica follow these rules? (more…)

Ruel Reid Minister of Education, Youth & Information Has Resigned! March 20, 2019

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Here’s the latest on the resignation of Sen. the Hon Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information. We take particular note of these developments because the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) is the parent ministry of our national university–University of Technology, Jamaica.

In addition, we will watch this matter keenly because the University has once again been placed in *wait mode on the matter of whether the Government will act justly and increase the subvention to our national university, commensurate with need.


PM Statement Ruel Reid

PNP Statement on the Matter of Corruption at the Ministry of Education and Related Agencies





JOB ADVT: Corporate Service Director March 17, 2019

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A Company is in need of a Corporate Service Director with strong IT background, some HR, Admin and Marketing skills. (more…)

Martin Henry | UTech, Ja Research And Subvention March 17, 2019

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….It is a story I knew as a columnist in conversations with Dr Sangster long before going to UTech. And a story that continues to today.

UTech should not have expanded programmes, although the politicians want more young Jamaicans in tertiary education, and the Government has set up training schools like Nursing and Public Health to become units of the university. UTech should not have built out graduate education programmes requiring more staff not on the 1990s ‘establishment’. (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle, Thurs 4th April, 2019 March 14, 2019

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The Alumni Association, UTech, Jamaica
Invites you to come
as we celebrate Institutional Accreditation (more…)

I Am UTech, Jamaica March 12, 2019

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I Am UTech, Jamaica


I Am UTech, Jamaica

Calling Alumni, Staff-Alumni, and Staff who are graduates from other institutions. As members of our UTech Knights Community, you are all invited to join us in honouring the University of Technology, Jamaica by sharing with the public the University’s positive impact on your life and that of Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world.


Promotion of Your Testimonial

Each person who makes a submission, that is accepted, will get their own post. We ask that you use the link to your post and share it widely via email and social media as your way of honouring and promoting UTech, Jamaica. In addition, for the most effective publicity, ask your family, friends and colleagues to support you by sharing your testimonial to their online community. The Alumni Relations Office will also share your testimonial via social media. (more…)

Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni: Jik-Reuben: The Visual Advocate March 11, 2019

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From Jamaica-gleaner.com


THROUGH HIS lens, Jik-Reuben Pringle is able to capture the essence of Jamaica and the richness of its culture. His work conveys messages filled with purpose that has been acknowledged by local and international photography agencies across the globe. His passion for photography and videography, stemmed from his great appreciation of art, which, he admits, has been a part of his life from its inception. As a visual advocate, Pringle is determined to use his craft to bring awareness to various issues affecting the citizens of Jamaica. (more…)

JOB ADVT: Senior International Business Development Assistant Due Fri 8th Mar-19, Mid-night March 8, 2019

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Senior International Business Development Assistant

Organization: High Commission of Canada
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Position title: Senior International Business Development Assistant
Classification level: LE-06
Salary range: J$ 2,887,069.00- 3,743,932.00 per annum
Job Poster No: KNGTN-2019-1703
Closing date:
Friday, March 8, 2019

The Management Division of the High Commission of Canada (HCC) invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant full-time position of Senior International Business Development Assistant.

Summary of Duties

Under the supervision of the Senior Trade Commissioner (STC), the incumbent will:

  • be responsible for client-related support either under the guidance of STC/officers in priority or reactive sectors;
  • be responsible for assigned reactive sectors, not dealt with by any other member of the International Business Development (IBD) section at the mission;
  • respond to clients’/partner clients’ service requests on routine and/or urgent issues;
  • provide social media and event management support to section and officers
  • provide administrative services to the IBD section.


UTech, Ja: Help Us Dress 40 Male Students for Job Fair – Fit to Recruit 2019 March 5, 2019

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Fit to Recruit 2019


Dear UTech, Ja. Alumni:

Re: UTech, JA.  – “Fit” to Recruit Charity – Request for Donations

Imagine being the first in your family to go to college, being away from home and somewhat maturing in a strange environment.  Imagine being from a needy family, that has spent all they had to help you through your university days, and they have no more to give?  Where would you go for help?  What if you were from a family that “dressing up” was not a routine and you simply lack both the knowledge and the means to do so?  If after spending four years in college in a struggling economy a job opportunity presented itself, would you want to be dressed properly to make a strong first impression?  Our final year male students would.

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) host its annual Career & Job Placement Fair in the Alfred Sangster Auditorium on Friday March 15, 2019 under the theme “Advancing into the World of Work.”  As one of the leading institutions in the region, we believe it is our responsibility to provide avenues for our students to interact with recruiters locally, regionally and internationally. (more…)

UTech, Jamaica – President’s Statement- Institutional Accreditation, March 1, 2019 March 5, 2019

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President’s Statement – Institutional Accreditation

Dear Colleagues,

  • You may recall earlier discussions concerning the significance of institutional accreditation for persons who graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica prior to the effective date of institutional accreditation in February 2018.


UTech, Ja Distinguished Lecture – Dennis Johnson, UTech, Ja and the Jamaican Sprint Factory by Prof. Colin Gyles March 4, 2019

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Topic: Dennis Johnson, UTech, Ja and The Jamaica Sprint Factory

Date: This Thursday, March 7, 2019 (more…)

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