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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. (more…)

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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
  • The remaining list of UTech, Jamaica forms will appear. Click on the form of interest to you to download it. You may select the regular or ‘Express’ option of the form. The 2 forms typically requested by Alumni are
    • Statement – The past-student’s personal copy of his/her transcript with information such as modules, grades, credits, final GPA and final award
    • Transcript – Information such as modules, grades, credits, final GPA and final award but addressed only to an Institution or Organization.

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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?

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CELEBRATING UTech, Jamaica Alumni – Norman Wright, MD, Perishables Jamaica Ltd. April 19, 2018

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All smiles, after the singing of the Jamaica Business Fund (JBF) Grant Agreement on February 15, 2017, with Perishables Jamaica Limited. From left to right are Norman Wright, Managing Director of Perishables Jamaica Limited; Yvonne Brown, Finance & Administration Manager (JBF); Kenneth Reid, SME Specialist (JBF) and Ronald Dubrisingh, Fund Manager (JBF). Photo credit: Latoya Williams

 

Perishables Jamaica Limited

Perishables Jamaica Ltd. (PJL) commenced operations in October 1980. The company manufacturestisanes, commonly known as herbal teas using authentic Jamaican raw material. The tea bags are currently available in 15 herbal flavours under the TOPS brand; some of which include ginger, ginger mint, ginger lemon grass, and sorrel with ginger.

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Mount Olivet Herb Garden

Photo: Jamaica Gleaner

Mount Olivet Boys’ Home Embarking On Herbal Teas Project

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Mount Olivet Boys’ Home is poised to establish a herb farm, following the donation of plants and a proposal for purchase of the harvest by local tea manufacturer, Perishables Jamaica Limited (PJL).

“We’re planting the seed and will watch it grow, and reap and create a good herb farm that we can build a long-term business relationship from. We do this on an ongoing basis across Jamaica,” PJL managing director, Norman Wright, said.

Wright, who handed over rosemary and peppermint plants to the Home recently, was upbeat about the prospects of the project and informed that the company buys herbs from farmers, and “based on our knowledge of the environment here at Mount Olivet, they will prosper here”.

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UTech, Jamaica: Distinguished Public Lecture by Mrs. Margarette Macaulay , April 25, 2018 April 17, 2018

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Celebrating UTech, Ja Alumni – Major Alicia Cooper April 16, 2018

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Major Alicia Cooper

 

Major Alicia Cooper – Challenge accepted

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT
Jamaica Observer, Monday, April 16, 2018

 

MAJOR Alicia Cooper is committed to positively shaping the lives of youngsters and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recruits through her role as the first female detachment commander in the history of the JDF.

But this God-centred, family-oriented and hard-working woman did not always have an interest in the army; in fact, she told All Woman that she aspired to be a chef and took to cooking [as much as she could] as she thought it would prepare her for a culinary career. (more…)

UTech, Jamaica Alumni Stakeholder Meeting – May 2, 2018 April 12, 2018

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Dear Member of the UTech, Jamaica, Alumni Community,

Re: Institutional Accreditation Assessment of UTech, Jamaica, Monday April 30 to Friday May 4, 2018

You may have heard the good news! Our University is up for Institutional Accreditation. The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has arranged for a Team of Assessors (Academics from Overseas Institutions) to assess us based on specific criteria. See below for greater details. The Accreditation Team needs to have a discussion with our Alumni, as part of its assessment protocol. (more…)

10th Annual UTech Classic Ticket Give-Aways!!! April 12, 2018

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The first 6 UTech, Jamaica Graduates to respond with the answer to the question
“How Old Is UTech, Jamaica This Year?”

Will win tickets-for-two to attend our 10th Annual UTech Classic 2018, scheduled for this Saturday, April 14, 2018.

We apologize as only winners will be contacted.

The competition closes at 12 Noon, Friday April 13, 2018

Click on the link to share your answer. 

CLICK HERE TO WIN TICKETS TO UTech CLASSIC 2018!

 


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JOB ADVT: Lecturers, College of Business – UTech, Jamaica April 9, 2018

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCIES

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

 

FULL TIME LECTURERS

 

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica, School of Business Administration in the College of Business and Management seeks to identify experienced professionals as full-time lecturers in:

 

    • Marketing
    • Accounting

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:                     

 

The successful candidates should ideally possess a doctorate in the area or at least a Masters Degree in the relevant disciplines.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Candidates must have at least five years’ experience in teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate/postgraduate levels in a tertiary educational institution. A minimum of three years’ industry experience would be an advantage.  The candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to combining research with teaching and show evidence of successful educational practice as well as sustained professional engagement in their disciplines. An interest in developing services to industry will also be an important advantage. The successful applicants will offer teaching through a variety of means including lectures, practicals, small group tutorials, problem-based learning, and ‘e-learning’ initiatives. (more…)

JOB ADVT: Admin Support 2 (Temp) UTech, Jamaica April 9, 2018

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCY

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership (JDSEEL)

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the following post in the JDSEEL Business Incubator Unit.

 

    • Administrative Support 2 (Level 5B) – Temporary

The temporary Administrative Support 2 will provide support services to the Incubator Manager.  He/she will be responsible for coordinating the administrative activities within the Unit, as required by the Supervisor/Manager. (more…)

JOB ADVT: Governance Assistant, UTech, Jamaica (Contract) April 6, 2018

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

 

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCY

Division of Student Services & Registry

University Secretariat

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the following post in the Division of Student Services & Registry – University Secretariat:

Governance Assistant  

(Contract for 2 years)

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

The Governance Assistant will provide confidential, effective and efficient secretariat/committee and associated support services for the Council and additional committees in keeping with the work of the Unit.  The individual will also be required to liaise with the respective members, to influence the successful organization and conduct of meetings, and to facilitate the effective dispatch of communication arising in accordance with the decisions and required actions of the Council and the respective Committees.

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

The successful candidate should possess a Degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized tertiary institution plus a Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Have at least two (2) years’ experience in committee administration; sound knowledge of agenda preparation, meeting procedures and the associated principles of recording meeting procedures; ability to prepare concise and accurate written material, including interpreting discussions which take place at meetings and record decisions reached; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Interested applicants seeking a career opportunity and who meet the specified requirements are invited to submit applications, with subject line Governance Assistant, University Secretariat  for consideration to hrm@utech.edu.jm by 3:45 p.m. Thursday, 12th April, 2018 or to:

 

 

The Chief Human Resource Officer

University of Technology, Jamaica

237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6


 

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UTech, Jamaica – 10th Annual UTech Track & Field Classic 2018, April 14, 2018 April 5, 2018

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UTech, Jamaica Visual Art Exhibition – Legacies, Opens April 5, 2018 April 5, 2018

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Support Our #UTechKnights – Intercollegiate Track & Field Champs, April 6 – 7. 2018 April 4, 2018

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ATTENTION #UTechJaAlumni & Friends
COME & SUPPORT OUR #UTechKnights This Weekend
***INTERCOLLEGIATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPS****
WHEN: This Friday, April 6th – Saturday, April 7th, 2018
TIME: 1pm – 8pm
Alumni bring your noisemakers and your great vibes and boost our UTech Knights to #Victory!!!

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UTech, Jamaica Student Team Awarded USF Funding to Complete Robot Prototype for International Engineering Competition March 29, 2018

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Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, MP, (right) Minister of Science, Energy and Technology presents a symbolic Universal Service Fund (USF) cheque valued at US$1,800 to Mr. Aygei Maters, (centre) 3rd year University of Technology, Jamaica School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) student who is also President, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch, Jamaica Chapter. The USF donation was presented in support of the University’s participation at the annual IEEE Southeast Regional 3 Conference to be held in April 2018.  Sharing in the presentation is Dr. Sean Thorpe, Head, SCIT.

 

The presentation was made on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the offices of the Ministry in Kingston.  The Universal Service Fund (USF) donation will support the UTech, Jamaica IEEE student hardware team to acquire electronic parts for their final designs of a new intelligent software controlled robot for the hardware competition.  The prototype will be entered in the Hardware Competition at the annual Institute of IEEE Southeast Regional 3 Conference scheduled for April 19 – 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida, USA where they will compete with other USA based universities.

 

Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, MP, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology in presenting the  donation to the UTech, Jamaica team, opined that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that need greater and deliberate emphasis within schools’ curriculum, given the ability of AI to be a game changer in our daily lives.  Dr. Wheatley said that he was encouraged by UTech, Jamaica’s participation in this type of transformational STEM initiative and was happy that the USF could provide support to the students.

 

Dr Sean Thorpe, Head, School of Computing and Information Technology who was instrumental in lobbying for funding support for the students to complete their prototype, said that “the University is grateful to the USF for their show of support for the students to attend this year’s IEEE competition.”    He noted that, “the financial aid is timely and will go a far way in assisting with the final incremental designs and programming of the live robot prototype.”  Dr. Thorpe expressed appreciation to members of staff in both the School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information Technology for their support in preparing the students for competition.

 

The 10 member UTech, Jamaica student delegation will be led by Mr. Aygei Masters who has been working assiduously to ready the hardware team for the upcoming IEEE competition.   In addition to the Hardware competition, the UTech, Jamaica student team is also expected to participate in the Software Programming, T-Shirt Design, Website Design and Engineering Ethics competitions.

 

The annual IEEE Region 3 brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits.  It is the most influential conference in Region 3 for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by the profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community.

 

 

Corporate Communications Unit

Advancement Division

University of Technology, Jamaica


 

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JOB ADVT: Junior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer, Long Pond Distillers Ltd March 27, 2018

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Long Pond Distiller Ltd wishes to recruit a Junior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer to join the team in Trelawny.

The position exists for an initial 4 month period starting April 2018. However, consideration will be given towards a longer term arrangement, should the candidate be successful in achieving the desired project objectives over the initial 4 month period.

Interested persons may submit their applications and resumes by April 15, 2018 via email to;

The Plant Manager.
Long Pond distillers Limited
Clark’s town P.O
Trelawny.
email :kbarnett@monymuskrums.com

Sincerely

Kevin N Barnett

Plant Manager

LONG POND DISTILLERS LIMITED

Clark’s Town P.O.,

Trelawny, Jamaica, W.I


 

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.

 

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UTech, Jamaica: Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Horace Campbell, April 4, 2018 March 27, 2018

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Lifelong Learning Needs Survey March 22, 2018

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As a Lifelong Learner, whether you are based in Jamaica or overseas, please share with us the areas you wish to know more about to achieve your Personal and Professional Development Goals. This information will help to guide our selection of content, programmes and services to serve you better.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR QUICK SURVEY!


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Faculty of Engineering & Computing 60th Anniversary Celebrations, March 18th – April 6, 2018, UTech, Jamaica March 19, 2018

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College of Business & Management – Celebration of Excellence, March 18-28th, 2018, UTech, Jamaica March 19, 2018

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Calendar of Events final

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Ms. Bennie Watson – 876-970-5890 / 927-1680 to 8 ext. 2890 / c: 876-899-0685
Ms. Claudia Nelson – 876-927-1680 – 8 ext. 2468 / c: 876-575-1703


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Alumni Association, UTech Donates $50K to Fit to Recruit Campaign – Job Fair 2018, UTech, Jamaica March 16, 2018

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L-R Mrs. Dorrset Gabbidon-Pottinger, Asst Registrar, Student Services receives the donation to the Fit To Recruit Campaign from Mr. Anthony Davis, Member of the Alumni Association, Executive, and Director of Sport at UTech Jamaica.   (more…)

UTech Foundation Presents $3.3M in Scholarships to 15 Students at UTech, Jamaica March 13, 2018

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L – R:   Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD (4th right) President, UTech, Jamaica  accepts a scholarship cheque of $3,326,700 from  Mr. Eric Crawford (4th left)  Chairman, UTech Foundation at a breakfast meeting held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew. Participating in the presentation from left are   Mrs. Pauline Taylor-Madourie, Scholarship Officer, UTech, Jamaica, Mr Noel Smith, Treasurer, UTech Foundation, Mr. Sameer Younis, Director, UTech Foundation, , Mrs. Mercedes Deane, University Registrar, UTech, Jamaica, Mr. Hector Wheeler, Associate Vice President, Advancement, UTech, Jamaica and Mr. Barrington Robinson, Director, UTech Foundation. Missing are Rev. Jim Parkes, Director, UTech Foundation and Miss Cheryll Messam, Alumni Relations Manager, UTech, Jamaica 

UTech, Jamaica Alumni

Mr. Eric Crawford, Mr. Noel Smith, Mr. Barrington Robinson and Rev. Jim Parkes as Directors of UTech Foundation and Mrs. Mercedes Deane and Mrs. Pauline Taylor-Madourie as staff of UTech, Jamaica are also privileged to be Alumni of UTech, Jamaica. 


 

Fifteen University of Technology, Jamaica students have received scholarships  and bursaries valued at $3.3M from the UTech Foundation to assist with tuition and other related school expenses for the academic year 2017/18. The scholarship funds were formally presented to President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie by Foundation  Chairman Mr. Eric Crawford at a breakfast meeting held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Terra Nova Hotel. (more…)

Celebrating UTech Jamaica Alumni – Eric Crawford, Appointed to New Integrity Commission March 11, 2018

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Eric Crawford

 

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica extends sincere CONGRATULATIONS to alumnus Eric Crawford on his appointment as 1 of 5 Commissioners to Jamaica’s newly established Integrity Commission.

Mr. Crawford has over 40 years experience in Accountacy. He is a Partner in Retirement of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. At the time of his retirement in 2015 he was the Managing Director, Taxation Services. CLICK HERE FOR CAREER DETAILS!

See below for the announcement of the appointment of the Commissioners made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on his facebook page today.

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Yesterday I met with the five Commissioners of the new single anti-corruption agency – Integrity Commission.

 

I wanted to thank them for accepting the appointments and for serving Jamaica.

My administration is committed to charting a new course for Jamaica.

The new Integrity Commission, which is a merger of the Contractor General’s Department, the Integrity Commission and the Corruption Prevention Commission, must act as an example of the efficiency in stamping out corruption to make Jamaica the least corrupt place in the world.

The Commission must be a model agency for efficiency as wherever there is inefficiency there is corruption. The Commissioners must therefore ensure efficiency in their operations as it will be a catalyst to remove corruption.

The members of the Commission are:

Hon. Mr. Justice Karl Harrison (retired) – Chairman
Hon. Mr. Justice Seymore Panton (Retired)
Mrs. Pamela Munroe-Ellis, Auditor General
Eric Crawford, Tax Expert
Derrick McKoy, Attorney-at-law and former Contractor General

PM Andrew Holness Facebook Page 10th March, 2018

 


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