Director's Message

Providing access to traditional as well as non-traditional students to university education is one of the more flexible approaches to people development in any community. Meeting people where they are and providing them with the educational ladder to grow personally and professionally and in doing so, help the communities and industries in which they live and work to develop socially and economically is an important mandate of a national university. I am pleased to be associated with this thrust of the University of Technology.

I believe in creating opportunities for people to access the opportunities for learning whether this is for academic, professional, personal or recreational reasons. The UTech Academy is not a competitor to the established Schools and Units. It is an access point for future students to these specialized units. It supports the work of the Schools and other units in the University. The UTech Academy collaborates with all Colleges, Faculties, Schools and Departments within the university as well as with institutions and organisations outside of UTech in making significant alliances for creative programme development and delivery. It is our intention to build bridges to facilitate education and training for Jamaican, Caribbean and international clients, as well as to add value to new and existing educational programmes in respect of quality assurance, research and professional validation.

The small team of professionals currently engaged in helping to establish and maintain the agenda of the UTech Academy include fulltime and experienced part-time instructors and resource persons drawn from the communities we serve. We are committed to respond to requests and the needs of the community in ways that are convenient for them in terms of length of programmes, delivery methodology, and delivery site and assessment protocols.

Welcome to the UTech Academy. Let us know your training and education needs and we will help you confidently achieve your goals.

Geraldene B. Hodelin, Ph.D.; C.P.H.E
Associate Professor