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The College opened for classes on January 5, 1992 but was officially opened on February 6, 1992 by then Prime Minister Michael Manley. The initial number of students was 38 an
d there were 7 members of staff. The college, however, had strong potential for growth and 9 years later a second campus was opened in Old Harbour in October 2001 on the former premises of the Old Harbour primary school. The growth has continued and today the college is one of the premier providers of education in the parish with over 2500 students and over 140 staff members between both campuses.
At its inception the college only offered an associate degree. Today the college is divided into six departments and offers several associate and bachelor degrees in addition to other certifications.
The first principal was Miss Shirley Whylie and the first Chairman of the Board was Mr. Fitz Jackson. Since then the college has had two other principals Mrs Karen Kennedy (Principal 2005 - 2014) and Mrs. Corri ne Richards (Principal 2015 - current). The current board chairman is Rev. Karl Henlein.
The energy and dynamism that are portrayed at the Portmore Community College come from the students and staff, who is guided by an experienced and innovative group of administrators.
Under the leadership of the principal, Mrs Corrine Richards, Portmore Community College’s senior administrators oversees the academic and administrative unit of the college. Mrs Richards and her senior administrators are under the stewardship of a government appointed board.
Student Life & Culture
At PCC students work hard and play hard. You will learn inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom. Outside the classroom is where you will learn most of life’s important lessons about collaboration, negotiation, leadership, empathy, joyful curiosity and how to have a good time while you excel academically. PCC’s students' union runs an incredible variety of student groups - more than 10 in total. Among PCC's many groups, you'll certainly find the group that fits you: track team, UCCF, a Circle K club, Choir, Dance and much more.
Computer facilities - PCC computing environment supports a rich array of technologies and information resources for academic and administrative use. Information technology services are provided by many different organisations working collaboratively with the College. The institution has its dedicated IT staff, email system, servers and campus networks. Helpdesk and ICT sub services are provided as a part of the Computer Department of the College. Other computer services include PCCNet (the campus wireless network), the computer labs, cyber centre, technology room and the on-campus telephone system, co-location services for high-performance research computers, and a variety of support services.
Libraries - The college has two libraries across both campuses. Its collections consist of over 3000 volumes of print m aterial for the fields of Engineering, Science, Business, Architecture and Computing. There are also the Institute Archives, which collects records, Gleaner publications, technical reports, and the personal papers of faculty members.
Online Course Delivery (OCD). - PCC Online Course Delivery makes courses, materials used by students available on the web, free of charge, to any student anywhere in the world. OCD is a large-scale, web-based publication, of course materials. Educators are encouraged to use materials for curriculum development, and student self-learners may draw on materials for supplementary use. OCD is online at http://pcc.edu.jm/programs.
Science Laboratories - Portmore Community College boasts two contemporary science lab facilities one on each campus. The science labs cater to all facets of the sciences and are used by CAPE, CSEC, Engineering Science, architectural students. The Science labs are outfitted with all the necessary equipment and resources th at enables science students to successfully carry out research and experiments as required by the programme. The Science lab technician is at hand at both campuses to provide technical assistance to both students and lecturers.
Food Preparation Lab - The College has its food preparation lab base in Old Harbour that serves the Hospitality, Entertainment and Tourism Management program offered only at the Old Harbour campus. The laboratory is equipped with industry standard equipment in addition to all safety requirement sanction by the parish council. Read more......Read less
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Angel's Book & Variety Store stocks a wide array of books from the pre-school to tertiary level. We also supply a selection of home accessories, gift and clothing items etc. For your convenience we offer timely photocopying and faxing services at affordable costs. Read more......Read less
The York Castle High School is one of Jamaica's Premier coeducational secondary school. This institution has educated some of the region's most outstanding leaders and it cont
inues to play a pivotal role in Jamaica's development.
Our mission is to create a community of empowered learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust where students will be inspired and challenged holistically to learn, grow and attain intellectual, social, personal, vocational, spiritual, moral and physical goals.
A wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities complement the curriculum. Our graduates are highly regarded both locally and internationally for their distinguished qualities and attributes honed by the student centered and empowering learning environment at the York Castle High School. Read more......Read less
St Mary High School offers subjects to students including Technical Drawing, Building Technology, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Physical Education, General Science, Soci al Studies, Home Economics, Biology, Geography, History, Physics, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Principles of Accounting, Office Administration, Principles of Business, English, Sociology, Music, Chemistry, Information Technology, Visual Art, Literature, Law, Spanish, Agricultural Science, and Religious Education and Extra-Curricular Activities. Read more......Read less
The Jamaica Teachers' Association came into being on April 2, 1964 when the instruments governing the membership and procedures of the body were examined and ratified at the i
naugural conference held on that date. The resolutions constituting the Association were passed at a special conference at Excelsior High School auditorium on December 14, 1963.
The Association was formed from the merger of the five teacher’s associations that existed at the time, namely:
Jamaica Union of Teachers (JUT)
Association of Headmasters and Headmistresses (H2 H2) Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions (ATII) the Association of Teacher Training Staffs (ATIS) the Association of Assistant Masters and Mistresses (A2 M2)
The Associations pursued parallel and separate objectives until the late 1950's when proposals to unify began to take shape. Jamaica's attainment of self-government in 1957 the introduction of the free place system and the draft bill to regulate the educ ation system provided greater impetus for unity. Consequently the executives of the five groups formed the Joint Executives of Teachers' Associations (JETA) in 1957. It was mandated to make representation on matters related to education and teachers. It was in pursuance of this mandate that the groups eventually decided to unify into a single teacher's organisation, the Jamaica Teachers' Association.
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