1237 Old Hope Rd Kingston 6 JamaicaGet directions
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) dates its beginning from 1958, originally as the Jamaica Institute of Technology. In 1959 the name of the institution was changed
to the College of Arts, Science and Technology and it became incorporated in the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) Scheme of 1959. This was validated by an Act of Parliament in 1964. In 1986, the CAST Scheme was revised in order to make the College a degree-granting institution, and the College became legally empowered to conduct its affairs under a governing Council and Academic Board.
The institution was formally accorded University status on September 1, 1995 as the University of Technology, Jamaica. The University of Technology, Jamaica Act 27 - 1999, which makes permanent provisions for the establishment of the University of Technology, Jamaica, was approved by Parliament on June 8, 1999 and signed into law by the Governor General on June 29, 1999.
UTECH has academic offerings, wit h emphasis on flexibility of approach, work-based learning and professional linkages. The Flexibility in UTECH academic offerings is reflected in the various modes of programme delivery, which include full-time and part-time and cooperative work based programmes.
In addition, several programmes are franchised in a number of Community Colleges and most programmes are linked to national and international professional organisations. UTECH has brought hope and a sense of pride to the citizens of Western Jamaica with the advent of the UTECH Western Campus, which has opened its doors at the Trelawny Multipurpose stadium.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, UTECH hosted an Opening Ceremony and Information Session at the stadium, which was attended by a large gathering of members of government, civic leaders, educators, students and citizens who came to witness the historic event. Read more......Read less
2231 Old Hope Rd Kingston 6 JamaicaGet directions
The McCam Centre was opened in 1986 to respond to the need for educational programming for children with a range of special needs. The composition of the student population is
targeted for mainstreaming or integrating children so that they have the benefit of each other's skills. As the children work and play together they become aware of and sensitive to each other's needs.
When established McCam provided a nursery and preschool programme to serve the needs of all children, including those with special needs between the ages of six months to six years, in an integrated environment. Its services have grown over the years to include educational assessment, therapeutic intervention, parent group counselling and professional training. In September 1987, the Unit for the Total Development of Special Needs Children (UTDSC) was opened under the umbrella of the McCam Centre as a non- profit organization with a focus on those children with special needs in the programme. The UTDSC is go verned by a Board of Directors whose policies are directed towards offering this programme to a wide cross section of children.
The McCam Centre is guided by its commitment to excellence.
To provide an integrated environment based on development levels for the entire range of children whether they are developmentally gifted or delayed.
To provide a community that promotes the recognition and acceptance of the similarities and the differences among us.
To changing attitudes and social structures which serve as barriers to children that are viewed as different in the wider community. To the growth and development of its staff who sees the centre's philosophy as part of themselves.
To gaining of ourselves the little extra needed to help each child reach their maximum potential.
To provide individualistic educational programmes in small groups within an integrated setting.
To provide therapeutic int ervention directly and indirectly.
To develop a curriculum of systematic instruction based on normal development patterns for children in Jamaica.
To increase the knowledge of teachers and caregivers of children with special needs annually through workshops and seminars.
To encourage the implementation of mainstreaming strategies into the regular school system so that integration can continue for these children beyond six years.
To promote consultation for those schools which have implemented some degree of integration. Read more......Read less
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a private, liberal-arts institution, located in Jamaica, that is owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic, Ca
ribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (comprising the territories the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands). With its main campus only 2 miles south of the town of Mandeville, in Manchester, and three regional campuses situated in Kingston, Montego Bay and St. Ann, this university offers a number of professional, pre-professional and vocational programmes in a spiritually wholesome and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
NCU operates in harmony with the beliefs, practices and educational philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As such, it encourages students to relate their academic pursuits to their understanding of the Christian faith. It emphasizes the development of a sound Christian character and seeks to maintain an atmosphere, which fosters in its students, commit ment and growth in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Thus, faith and learning combine to prepare students for practical Christian usefulness.
In their conduct and dealings, faculty, staff and students alike must comply with the standards set by the institution in keeping with our Seventh-day Adventist beliefs.
For more information about Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, visit http://www.adventist.org. Read more......Read less
Catholic Churches, Diocese of Mandeville, located on the south-central parts of Jamaica caters to Clarendon, Mandeville and St. Elizabeth. Becoming a diocese in 1997, we cater to a catholic community that consists of an estimated 7,000 persons. The diocese consists of numerous organizations, both religious and secular, as well as Clinics, homes and a retreat house. Read more......Read less
Our Vision is to build relationships to enhance our position as a foremost professional service provider. The changes in the global marketplace have posed unprecedented challe
nges for Jamaican entrepreneurs to gear their operations in a manner to ensure viability through prudent and maximum use of resources. BDO in Jamaica is a member of one of the world’s largest and foremost providers of assurance, accounting, taxation and business advisory services can help you to stay ahead of the game and grow.
Our success is born from our ability to exceed the expectations of our clients. We are a solutions oriented and we understand the business of our clients. We share their passion for the success of their business.
Our clients benefit from our leadership in Tax planning, consulting and compliance, our Assurance service provides constructive suggestions for improving our clients’ business strategies and our business advisory and corporate services arms are designed to accelerate business performance and deliver sustainable business.
Today, BDO’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on, and the firm continues its history of growth as it expands across the country. Yet, no matter how large we become, we will continue to remain united under a common purpose: helping people thrive, every day. Read more......Read less