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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


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…)

UTech and economic growth – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President March 3, 2019

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President


What role does the University of Technology, Jamaica play in promoting economic growth in Jamaica? What is our mandate, and how do we go about delivering on that mandate? As the University approaches the end of its 60th year, it may be a good time to recall the University’s role in national life.

I am also prompted to offer the following observations because some commentators are apt to speak as if a University is a supermarket into which you may walk to purchase ready-made solutions for problems. They look at heavily-funded institutions with highly specialised facilities subsidised by industry in the metropole and assume that such institutions can be reproduced in Jamaica overnight, without a serious infusion of money. CLICK LINK FOR FULL STORY.

Jamaica Observer | Sunday, February 17th, 2019


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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…)

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