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UTech, Ja Alumni Social Media Usage Survey October 25, 2017

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Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni,

Please help us assess the social media habits of our UTech, Jamaica Alumni Community by completing the survey below. It will require you checking your profiles to see the total number of friends/followers/connections/contacts you have to date. We hope you will do us a big favor and take the time to check, but if that is not possible, please try to give us your BEST estimate. The information you share will guide us in selecting the best media through which to share relevant content as well as connect with you online.

Thanks for your participation.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY!

*The favour of your sharing this post with your other UTech,Jamaica Alumni colleagues and encouraging them to participate, will also be appreciated.


Cheryll Messam
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
cmessam@utech.edu.jm

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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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UTech, Ja Mentor Recruitment 2017/18 – Sign Up Today! August 30, 2017

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Professionals with at least 5 years working experience, with an interest in people development and  investing in the next generation of professionals and leaders of Jamaica and the Caribbean Region are invited to express interest in becoming a Mentor to final years students at UTech, Jamaica.  Alumni of UTech, Jamaica as well as graduates of other institutions are welcome as Mentors.  (more…)

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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PHOTOS UTech, Ja: President’s Alumni Reception, 2017 June 6, 2017

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On Thursday, June 1st, 2017, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) hosted its President’s Alumni Reception. Over 130 Alumni and staff attended to show #Goodwill to new President Prof. Stephen Vasciannie and their Alma Mater, UTech, Jamaica. The #UTechJamaicaPride of our Alumni is truly INSPIRING!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO ENJOY THE EVENT ALBUM!

President's Alumni Reception, June 2017

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

PHOTO ALBUM: Alumni Meet Up! Zumba |Dancehall Dancefitness, March 2017 April 7, 2017

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On Thursday, March 30th, 2017, the University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its first networking  Alumni Meet Up for 2017 with a Zumba | Dancehall Dance Fitness theme. Our instructor was Zumba Certified Instructor and UTech, Jamaica Alumna – Anica Wood. As you can imagine we had a GREEEEEAT TIME!!! We are sorry you couldn’t make it and are happy to share some of the Zumba | Dancehall vibes with you. Please click on the pics or links below to view the photos and videos.

We do hope you’ll be able to come to our next UTech, Jamaica  #AlumniMeetUp!

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ATTENTION CAST-UTech,Ja Alumni >>>Lets Stay in Touch! February 28, 2017

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Dear CAST – UTech, Ja Alumni,

If you don’t mind, please take a few quick minutes to share your latest contact details with us. Our current database is comprised of exports from our University’s student database, done annually in your graduation year. This means with our mobile and global lives, the information we have on you would have changed quite a bit since our University first captured it, in your first year with us.

Our current alumni email database is also very simple, yet functional, in enabling us to share updates with you. However, it does not give us a comprehensive view of you beyond your name and email.

While we hope one day to be able to afford to have a robust alumni database, as this would enable us to properly capture both your history with us, and also  who you have become today as professionals & retirees, we think this simple and ongoing Alumni Contact Update Exercise is a good middle ground. So we hope you will agree and choose to participate.

As you may know, since 2014, we have been gently reaching out and inviting alumni to share their contact details with us. Over 300 CAST-UTech, Ja Alumni located worldwide have happily responded since then. However, over 60,000 alumni have graduated from our noble institution to date. We don’t want to miss out on connecting with you as well.

So please CLICK the link below to share your most current information with us. Of course, if you would take a moment to also share this blog link with your Alumni colleagues, we’d greatly appreciate that as well. Always happy to connect with a graduate of CAST – UTech, Jamaica!

Yes, I Want to Stay in Touch With UTech, Jamaica!

 

Thanks for your continued support of UTech, Jamaica.

We Appreciate You!


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Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Life & Corporate Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468 | cmessam@utech.edu.jm

UTech, Ja: Septennial Review Focus Group for Alumni Class of 2007 – 2016 January 20, 2017

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Dear Alumni (Class of 2007 – 2016)

Our University is currently hosting its second Septennial Review (2007- current) to examine whether it is fulfilling its function. The views of our Alumni are important to accurately assessing the performance of the University. Consequently, the Septennial Review Consultants – FocalPoint Consulting Ltd will be hosting focus groups to gain the feedback of Alumni on their experiences at UTech, Jamaica.

As a graduate of UTech, Jamaica (2007 – 2016), whether you are based locally or internationally, if you wish to invest in the ongoing development of UTech, Jamaica through participating in an Alumni focus group, please express your interest by completing the form below.

If you are selected, you will receive a confirmation message from the Alumni Relations Office, and subsequently you will be contacted by the Septennial Review Office, and given instructions about the date/time and how to connect  to the focus group via Skype.

Thanks for considering this and for your ongoing support of UTech, Jamaica.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FOCUS GROUP
https://goo.gl/forms/AGWUK6WGsfnntaKi1

Cheryll,

Cheryll Messam
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-809-4274
cmessam@utech.edu.jm

UTech, Jamaica: 5th Annual Grace Allen Young Memorial Lecture a Success November 29, 2016

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Dr. Patrice Charles, Deputy Executive Director, National Integrity Action (NIA) making a point during her presentation at the 5th Annual Grace Allen Young Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Health, Sciences in collaboration with the UTech, Ja. Pharmacy Alumni Association (UPA) and the Caribbean Institute of Pharmacy Policy, Practice and Research (CIPPPAR) on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the UTech, Ja. Papine campus. 

On Sunday, November 20, 2016 the College of Health Sciences (COHS), University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) in collaboration with the UTech, Ja. Pharmacy Alumni Association (UPA) and the Caribbean Institute of Pharmacy Policy, Practice and Research (CIPPPAR) hosted the annual   Grace Allen Young Memorial Lecturer under the theme, “Ethics Confounded:  A Threat to Public Health and Safety” at the UTech, Ja. Papine campus.   The event also served as a fund raiser in aid of the School of Pharmacy’s Student Support Initiative. (more…)

PHOTOS: Alumni Assn, UTech 5 K 2016 November 20, 2016

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5K Participants Waiting for Start

 

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Priesnell Warren – Proud UTech Knight & Alumnus

 

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Actg. President Prof. Colin Gyles Presents to 1st Place Female Winner

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Actg. President Prof. Colin Gyles Presents to 1st Place Male Winner

 

The Alumni Association of the University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its Alumni 5 K on Sunday, November 20, 2016. You are invited to view the album and join in the fun and healthy vibes. A good time was had by all!

CLICK TO VIEW FULL ALUMNI 5K ALBUM!

CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO!


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

University of Technology, Jamaica Congratulates our Graduating Class of 2016 October 31, 2016

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Date of Graduation: November 3, 2016
Time: 10:00 am.
Venue: The National Arena

All registered Graduands are required to assemble at the National Arena at 8:00 am

All guests must be seated by 9:00 am.

Watch the livestream of the ceremony
http://www.utech.edu.jm/academics/graduation



Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

UTech Mentor Programme Recruitment 2016 August 30, 2016

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UTech Mentor Programme 2016-17

The University of Technology, Jamaica is currently recruiting professionals (Public, Private, Non-Governmental, Business, Religious Sector etc)  with 5 or more years work experience to serve as mentors to our students, especially final year students. Of course, we welcome all interested Alumni who wish to give-back and invest in youth development and our University, through our Mentorship programme. However our Mentors do not have to be past students of UTech, Jamaica. If you know of any professional who you think would provide excellent guidance to youth about to transition into the world of work, please share this link with them and encourage them to sign up to be a UTech, Jamaica Mentor 2016!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BE A UTech, Ja MENTOR!

 

As a Mentor at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) You Have the Wonderful Opportunity to Draw On your Life Experiences, Failures and Triumphs to Guide and Encourage Students …

Who feel lonely, confused, completely overwhelmed

Who are at a crossroads, needing to make a critical do-or-die decisions but don’t have the experience or information needed, or the confidence to just-make-the-decision and move on with life powerfully

Who need someone that they know for sure is in their corner. Someone who has time for them…to listen, to understand, to encourage…to give them room to explore and fail without judgment, as well as to celebrate with them when they get it right

Who need someone to provide a safe space to work through the challenging life experiences, and be better, stronger, and wiser for it.

And our students at UTech, especially our final year students, need someone wise to the world, and to the workplace, to listen, to understand, to gently guide and to celebrate with them, as they take their final steps as students and transition into the uncertainties of:  job search; the workplace; re-paying student loans; establishing a meaningful career and creating a future they can pursue with hope and passion.

The Career & Placement Unit  is seeking to recruit 150 new & returning mentors to UTech Jamaica’s  Annual Mentorship Programme.

Can You Invest in UTech, Jamaica and the Caribbean by Mentoring an Upcoming Professional for this Academic Year 2016/17?

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BE A UTech, Ja MENTOR!

For Further Information Contact:

Ms. Michae’ Cain

Administrative Support

Career and Placement Unit

University of Technology, Jamaica

Tel: (876) 970-5267; Ext: 2267

Email: michae.cain@utech.edu.jm


 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica

 

UTech, Ja Alumni Fundraiser – Luci Light Pre-Order! Be an Energy Saver! August 12, 2016

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Model Available in Jamaica

 

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No batteries. Solar powered! 

Great for use in rooms where lights are habitually left on!

Saves Energy!

“It’s durable. The energy level lasts long. It is convenient when you don’t want to use JPS light” – Rachana McPherson, FELS, Class of 20111

Dear UTech, Jamaica,  Alumni Communitiy & Friends,

With your help our recent LUCI LIGHT FUNDRAISER, JULY 2016 was a success! Thanks to you, 95+ persons offered support. TOGETHER we exceeded our minimum sales goal of 100 lights and sold 144 Luci Lights + attracted open donations from persons who didn’t want lights, but wished to support UTech, Jamaica! Contribution $1700.

Our purpose for our fundraiser is to support the University’s Student Welfare Fund, as well as Student Engagement & Alumni Engagement activities.

“It makes a good night light on the lower setting and it does give good illumination on the bright setting.” Jody-Ann Finakin, SCIT Alumna

In July, we partnered with a retailer of the lights, and we received a commission. For August, 2016 we hope to purchase lights and retail them ourselves as this would be more advantageous to our University.

“Quite bright, lightweight. I keep it in the car for emergencies. I love it!”Hermine Bascoe, FHAS, Class of 2006

We also hope to arrange for Salary Deductions for UTech, Jamaica Staff who may be interested in purchasing Luci Lights.

“We’ve been having power cuts and were very elated to have the use of Luci Lights. It has adequate illumination, allowing us to even read the newspaper.”Basil Clarke, Class of 2002

Kindly use the link below to pre-register for your Luci Light purchase!

PRE-ORDER YOUR Luci Light Here! Contribution $1700
https://goo.gl/forms/jLTN7MN2M5bFvxZL2

Feel free to encourage your family and friends to buy Luci Lights by sharing the link to this Luci Light Pre-Order Form with them!

“It is useful background lighting for me. I don’t watch TV without light, so having Luci somewhere in the room is good. And I like the hazard light feature.”Sherrene Bogle, SCIT, Class of 2001


PRE-ORDER YOUR Luci Light Here! Contribution $1700
https://goo.gl/forms/jLTN7MN2M5bFvxZL2

Thanks for supporting UTech, Jamaica!


What is Luci Light?

Luci Light is a miniature, inflatable, rechargeable, solar lantern, providing the same utility of a flashlight and which maintains charge for up to 12 hours. Luci was created by the MPowerd company. MPowerd is a USA company with the goal of creating an affordable, safe, clean energy light solution to enhance the quality of life of “1.5 billion people living without electricity in the developing world”. Learn more about the important work of MPowerd at https://mpowerd.com/pages/about .

How Does Luci Work?

Check out this video on how to assemble and power up Luci
[battery level indicator not available in the model sold in Ja]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZiwQuwecg

What are the benefits of having Luci with you?

  • Save energy. Turn off your JPS light and leave Luci on
  • Clean, safe energy from the sun
  • Lighting for power cuts and hurricane conditions
  • Additional lighting in your car, and outdoors when you need it
  • Improvement of decor for special events
  • Portability, lightweight and convenient storage, as it folds down to 1 inch
  • Safety from kerosene lamps and candles
  • Elimination of replacement battery costs

 

What are Luci’s features?

  • Lightweight at 4.4 oz
  • Waterproof
  • Solar
  • Charges in 8 hours via the sun
  • 6 -12 hours of light
  • No batteries required
  • Charge level indicator
  • 8 cm high (approx 5 inches)
  • 7 cm diameter (Approx 5+ inches)
  • 5 cm when collapsed

PRE-ORDER YOUR Luci Light Here! Contribution $1700
https://goo.gl/forms/jLTN7MN2M5bFvxZL2

 

CONTACT
Cheryll Messam
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
cmessam@utech.edu.jm | 876-970-5468 (w) | 876-809-4274 (c)

Order Your ‘Luci Light’ Today! Support UTech, Ja! July 8, 2016

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Luci Light Model Available from Alumni Relations Office, UTech, Jamaica

 

 

WHY ARE WE FUNDRAISING?

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) continues to facilitate national and regional development in the context of a weak Jamaican economy; the ongoing reduction in the government’s subvention to the tertiary sector; and the resulting reduction in student enrolment and income from tuition. Consequently, the Alumni Relations Office (ARO) is fundraising to support the ongoing development of our UTech, Jamaica by increasing our financial capacity to:

  • Support the Personal, Professional and Business Development of our alumni through the provision of relevant, good and services, inclusive of value adding content, through workshops, networking events, and social events
  • Support the Student Welfare Fund established to offset the tuition, meals, boarding, transportation, and book expenses of financially challenged students
  • Sponsor student events and promote a culture of investment in the University and its student body, within the mindset of our student population, prior to their graduation
  • Appropriately resource the ARO in order to improve its human resource and administrative capacity to provide excellent customer service to its Alumni and student customers. A major need is to know our Alumni well, in order to support them in their professional, business and community pursuits, with the support of an appropriate Alumni Database. An Alumni Database would host complete contact records of our Alumni, noting relevant details of their student life through to their employment status, current professional, business and community interests and achievements.

The Luci Light Fundraiser is one of several fundraising initiatives to be facilitated by the Alumni Relations Office over time in support of UTech, Jamaica

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Luci Light in Package (Not Inflated)

WHAT IS LUCI LIGHT (Donation $1700)?

Luci Light is a miniature, inflatable, rechargeable, solar lantern, providing the same utility of a flashlight and which maintains charge for up to 12 hours. Luci was created by the MPowerd company. MPowerd is a USA company with the goal of creating an affordable, safe, clean energy light solution to enhance the quality of life of “1.5 billion people living without electricity in the developing world”. Learn more about the important work of MPowerd at https://mpowerd.com/pages/about .

 

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CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING LUCI WITH YOU?

  • Clean, safe energy from the sun
  • Lighting for power cuts and hurricane conditions
  • Additional lighting in your car, and outdoors when you need it
  • Improvement of decor for special events
  • Portability, lightweight and convenient storage, as it folds down to 1 inch
  • Safety from kerosene lamps and candles
  • Elimination of replacement battery costs

 

WHAT ARE LUCI’S FEATURES?

  • Lightweight at 4.4 oz
  • Waterproof
  • Solar
  • Charges in 7 hours via the sun
  • No batteries required
  • Charge level indicator
  • 8 cm high
  • 7 cm diameter
  • 5 cm when collapsed

 

DONATION

Thanks to your feedback from the Market Research, the donation for  Luci Light is $1700.
The supplier will donate a percentage to UTech, Jamaica based on sales facilitated by the Alumni Relations Office.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!


OUR GOAL

With Your Support and that of Your Family, Co-Workers & Friends, We Aim To sell a Minimum of 100 Luci Lights!

 

SALE PERIOD

The Supplier will be on campus, and based in the ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE, 3rd FLOOR MAIN ADMIN BLDG, during the last week of July 25 – 29th, 2016. We will inform you of the specific dates.

[***** 27-07-2016 Update: The Official July Sale Days have passed. However if you are still interested in contributing to our Fundraiser through a purchase of Luci Light, do call our Alumni Relations Office at 876-809-4274 ]

 

PRE-ORDER [ NB: Stocks are limited. Regrettably, Prices and Commission are impacted by sliding dollar]

Please use this form to pre-order so we can know how many Luci Lights to reserve for YOU.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!

 

DELIVERY

If you are unable to visit our Papine Campus during the sale period, we regret that the Supplier can only facilitate delivery to donors based in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA). If you are based outside of Kingston, and can arrange with someone in the KMA to receive the Luci Light for you, the Supplier will be happy to deliver it to your bearer on your behalf.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!

 

PAYMENT

The Supplier is the seller (UTech Alumni Relations Office is the host/venue) and will accept CASH ONLY.


CONTACT

Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I.
Ph: 876-970-5468 ext. 2468 / 876-809-4274
email: cmessam@utech.edu.jm | website: http://www.utechjamaica.edu.jm

UTech, Ja Market Research – Luci Light Fundraiser May 19, 2016

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This Model Will Be Made Available to UTech, Ja

[All photos taken from MPowerd.com creators of Luci Light]

THE ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE

NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH MARKET RESEARCH FOR A PROPOSED FUNDRAISER


Why Are We Fundraising?

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) continues to facilitate national and regional development in the context of a weak Jamaican economy; the ongoing reduction in the government’s subvention to the tertiary education sector; and the resulting reduction in student enrolment and income from tuition. Consequently, the Alumni Relations Office (ARO) is fundraising to support the ongoing development of our UTech, Jamaica by increasing our financial capacity to:

  • Support the Personal, Professional and Business Development of our alumni through the provision of relevant, good and services, inclusive of value adding content, through workshops, networking events, and social events
  • Support the Student Welfare Fund established to offset the tuition, meals, boarding, transportation, and book expenses of our financially challenged students
  • Sponsor student events and promote a culture of ongoing investment in the University and its student body, within the mindset of our student population, prior to their graduation
  • Appropriately resource the ARO in order to improve its human resource and administrative capacity to provide excellent customer service to its Alumni and student customers. A major need is to know our Alumni well, in order to support them in their professional, business and community pursuits, with the support of an appropriate Alumni Database. An Alumni Database would host complete contact records of our Alumni, noting relevant details of their student life through to their employment status, current professional, business and community interests and achievements.

We hope to achieve our ongoing fundraising goals through several initiatives over time. Today with your help, we will assess the viability of the Luci Light as an appropriate fundraising product.

What is Luci Light?

Luci Light is a miniature, inflatable, rechargeable, solar lantern, providing the same utility of a flashlight and which maintains charge for up to 12 hours. Luci was created by the MPowerd company. MPowerd is a USA company with the goal of creating an affordable, safe, clean energy light solution to enhance the quality of life of “1.5 billion people living without electricity in the developing world”. Learn more about the important work of MPowerd at https://mpowerd.com/pages/about .

 

What are the benefits of having Luci with you?

  • Clean, safe energy from the sun
  • Lighting for power cuts and hurricane conditions
  • Additional lighting in your car, and outdoors when you need it
  • Improvement of decor for special events
  • Portability, lightweight and convenient storage, as it folds down to 1 inch
  • Safety from kerosene lamps and candles
  • Elimination of replacement battery costs

 

 

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE UTECH, JA ALUMNI RELATIONS
MARKET RESEARCH -LUCI LIGHT FUNDRAISER

 

What are Luci’s features?

  • 6-12 hours of light after charge
  • Charges in 8 hours via the sun
  • 15 square feet of lighting area
  • 10 LED lights
  • Lightweight at 4.4 oz
  • Waterproof
  • Solar
  • No batteries required
  • 8 cm high
  • 7 cm diameter
  • 5 cm when collapsed

 

How Can You Help?

We would truly appreciate it, if you would take the time to complete the following Market Research Survey, and help us assess the viability of using Luici as a fundraising product.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE UTECH, JA ALUMNI RELATIONS
MARKET RESEARCH -LUCI LIGHT FUNDRAISER

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Hopefully we will be in touch soon!


Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Email: cmessam@utech.edu.jm
Phone: 876-970-5468
Cell: 876-809-4274

Why You Should Be Active on LinkedIn March 23, 2016

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Dear Alumni,

In keeping with our commitment to sharing content that will support your Personal, Professional, Academic and Business Development Goals, we share 10 simple reasons why we believe you should be ACTIVE on LinkedIn.

  1. It is the premiere social media networking site for professionals, entrepreneurs and students who have personal, professional, academic and business development goals
  2. Your actions and engagement on LinkedIn have a potential reach of 400 + million users, located in 200+ countries, with 70 % of the users living outside of the USA. This is good for persons with international interests.
  3. It has a powerful search engine which enables you to be highly selective in generating search results for the unique set of characteristics of the professionals and organizations you most wish to connect with
  4. Its profile feature enables you to thoroughly research your target professional or organization, enabling you to be be fully prepared and confident when you make contact for academic, business or job hunting purposes
  5. Through the Group option, you can improve your networking results, keep abreast of cutting edge trends in your industry, and learn new information and skills about areas of interest well beyond your current professional role
  6. It provides you unfettered access to the intellectual capital of world leaders and industry leaders and influencers
  7. It provides you with a platform to showcase samples of your work, and share your intellectual capital, thereby allowing you to be seen as an expert in your profession. This in turn increases the likelihood of your success in job hunting, as well as being offered career, academic and business opportunities by other professionals located across the world
  8. It has dedicated online learning, sales, and recruitment options
  9. It provides highly useful and value -adding functionality with its free option, which you can further enhance with a paid subscription
  10. Based on current business and lifestyle trends, and the influence of the internet on daily life, increasingly, if you do not have a professional online presence, through which interested parties e.g. Prospective Employers, Scholarship Donors, Venture Capitalists, Prospective Business Partners can research you, this will be seen as a ‘red flag.‘  Not having a well crafted, professional, online presence will make you un-competitive as a professional and entrepreneur who needs a thriving network in order to accomplish significant goals. With the growing dominance of LinkedIn in the professional, business and academic space, it is the first online context that anyone wishing to research you will visit.

 

Have we convinced you that if you are a career conscious professional or serious entrepreneur that you need to be ACTIVE on LinkedIn?

 

Add Us in the Alumni Relations Office to Your LinkedIn Network Here!

Join Your LinkedIn Alumni Group Here!

Want to maximize the opportunities LinkedIn presents you to achieve your personal, professional, academic and business goals, but confused about how LinkedIn truly works?

 

The Alumni Relations Office Will Help You!

As you know we in the Alumni Relations Office at UTech, Jamaica offer a variety of  Professional Development Services. Among our services to you is the LinkedIn Profile Review and LinkedIn Networking Strategy Consultation. From these services you will learn how to optimize your LinkedIn Profile as well as what strategies to use to accomplish your networking goals on LinkedIn.

For each of our Professional Development services we request a donation of JAD$3000  to our University. Alumns who wish to purchase 3 or more services receive significant discounts. Part-proceeds will be given to the Student Welfare Fund.

Learn more about our Professional Development Services and your opportunity to donate to strengthen UTech, Jamaica’s capacity to serve you as Alumni and our students, by selecting the 2 links below. In addition, feel free to call us at 876-970-5468 or 876-809-4274 or email us at cmessam@utech.edu.jm,  if you have additional questions about our Professional Development Services.

*****Even if you are an Alumni currently based outside of Jamaica, and you wish to benefit from our services, we want to support your goals too. So contact us today.

Alumni Relations Office – Professional Development Services

UTech, Ja Alumni Donation for Professional Development

Alumni Relations Office – Professional Development Services Donation Form

UTech, Ja Alumni Donation for Professional Development Form

 

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Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I.
Ph: 876-970-5468 ext. 2468 / 876-809-4274
email: cmessam@utech.edu.jm |www.utechjamaica.edu.jm

UTech, Ja Alumni Professional Development Services! February 24, 2016

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR UTECH JAMAICA ALUMNI

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UTech Alumni, Can we help each other?


We’d like to think so.

 

But just to be sure, if you don’t mind us asking….

 

  • 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?

 

If You Answered “Yes!” to Any of the Questions

 

Then we can definitely help each other!


SO CLICK HERE FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFER!

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

HELP WANTED: 8 Alumni for Motivational Sessions with Youth February 11, 2016

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Updated: Friday, 12th February, 2016 / 2:53 pm

To date 6 of the 8 Alumni needed have volunteered and we wondered if you are available for one of the two remaining topics. The dates and topics are:

 

  • Saturday, March 19th, 2016 – Conflict Management

 

  • Saturday, April 9th, 2016 – Career

 

Dear UTech, Ja Alumni,

Our Community Service Dept has asked us to recruit 8 Alumni to give Motivational Talks to the participants in our University’s Saturday University. Please see request below and also details about participants

 

  • Overall Age Range: 8 – 31 years
  • Age of Most Participants : 13 -16 years
  • Duration of Talk: 15 – 30 mins. max
  • Topics (See below by date)
  • Number of Participants: 30 – 120 students (Attendance varies)
  • Event Day: Saturdays @ 1: 30 pm (See schedule below)
  • Venue: Papine Campus, School of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt – Room SHTM 18C2 (3rd Floor)

 

Saturdays @ 1: 30 pm

 

Topics

Venue: School of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt -SHTM 18C2 (3rd Floor)

 

February 13th Peer Pressure

 

February 20th Deportment

 

February 27th Ethics

 

March 5th Professionalism

 

March 12th Time Management/ Study Preparation

 

March 19th Conflict Management

 

April 2nd

 

Leadership

 

April 9th Career

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PHOTOS: UTech, Ja Alumni MEET Up! Jan 2016 January 29, 2016

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Colin Coley, Senior Business Development Advisor JBDC & UTech, Ja Alumnus Shares Business Start Up Tips with Fellow UTech, Ja Alumni at their MEET Up! 28-01-2016

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UTech, Ja Alumni paying close attention to Colin Coley, of JBDC and fellow Alumnus as he delivers his  presentation on “How to Start a Small Business in Jamaica”

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its first networking event for its Alumni Community for 2016 – UTech, Ja Alumni MEET Up! on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Topic: How to Start a Small Business in Jamaica

Presenter: Mr. Colin Coley, Senior Business Advisor, Jamaica Business Development Corporation & also an UTech, Ja. Alumnus

Over forty (40) Alumni were in attendance at the networking event and benefited from Mr. Coley’s presentation which highlighted various aspects of starting a small business including:

– JBDC services
– National, Cultural & Historical aspects of Entrepreneurship in Jamaica
– Entrepreneurial Mindset
– Business functions
– Loans & Finances
– Record keeping
– Self-confidence

If you have a business idea and you want clarity to establish your business, why not contact the JBDC? You may visit their website at  http://www.jbdc.net

CLICK TO VIEW UTech, Ja Alumni MEET UP! Jan 2016 ALBUM


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
Ph: 876-970-5468

 

 

 

UTech, JA Alumni MEET UP! Jan 28th, 2016 January 21, 2016

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Alumni Meet Up 28-01-2016

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER!

 


 

Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Email: cmessam@utech.edu.jm
Phone: 876-970-5468

 

 

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