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President's Message

UTech has come a far way since it opened its doors in 1958 with 50 students and 4 programmes. Today the University boasts a student population of over 10,000 and over 100 programmes in a wide variety of disciplines, offered through two colleges and five faculties. Over 45,000 alumni of this noble institution are making a contribution to development in Jamaica and across the globe. At the same time our students and graduates continue to make tremendous contributions to excellence in sports, community service, culture and the arts.

I encourage all our alumni at home and abroad to take a continuing interest in your alma mater. Without supportive alumni, no University can go far into the future. As the demand for training evolves, the University seeks to continuously expand and upgrade our academic offerings and services to meet relevant workforce and development needs.

Despite declining government funding, we have a vision to develop our institutional capacity to support the social and economic development of Jamaica. If we are to be sustainable on this endeavor, then we must, through our own efforts, earn our way by increasing income from non-government sources. The support of our alumni is crucial in this regard. In particular, we want to enlist your support in bolstering the University’s Endowment Fund which has been established to raise both monetary and non-monetary resources in support of the University’s broad development objectives in such areas as sports, scholarships and capital development projects.

There are many opportunities for our alumni and friends to partner with the University in fulfillment of our mandate to stimulate positive change in the Caribbean, the Diaspora and beyond through provision of world-class education and training. We welcome your support and invite you to explore our University through the pages of our website and to join us on the journey to provide world-class education and training.

Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ
President



Message from the Director of Advancement (with responsibility for Alumni Relations)

This is the corporate page of the University of Technology, Jamaica Alumni Association (UTech Alumni) formerly, the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) Past Students' Association). As Director of Advancement (with responsibility for Alumni Relations), I am happy to welcome you to our newly revised site. We promise to use this medium to improve communication to and among UTech alumni and friends across the globe – an activity I am sure will foster greater unity among the groups and facilitate growth and development individually and collectively.

UTech Alumni Association consists of various Chapters and related Executive Committees elected from and by the alumni body. All committee members are volunteers. The Alumni Relations Office on the Papine campus provides support to the Alumni Chapters and is also the official link between the University and alumni.

Stick to the UTech Family

With your support, we can expand the services of the Association to facilitate among other things, opportunities for personal development, networking and real fun. We want you to take advantage of the resources available to help you succeed in life not just in Jamaica but on the world stage as well. In this regard, we are expanding/strengthening your University’s alumni relations activities. We are about to establish more chapters in other parts of the world and improve communication/links with our graduates. We not only want you to leave with a UTech certificate, we want to help you make it work for you to become more fulfilled individuals as we help to open doors/opportunities for you which would otherwise be inaccessible. Kindly review the exciting activities by your peers in various chapters and the many opportunities afforded you as an alumnus, then sign up immediately to access them. Be an active member of the UTech Family.

An opportunity to give back

Like most universities worldwide, UTech needs your support to improve and expand its services to the community. We encourage you to embrace the opportunity to participate in national development by educating our people and equipping them with the requisite skills and training facilitated by UTech. Please watch this site and other media for more information about the University’s Endowment Fund and the means of supporting the fund in cash and kind.

I know most of our graduates have great ideas about building this noble institution. I am available and only too happy to discuss your ideas and feedback. Please stay in touch!

Hector Wheeler
Associate Vice President, Advancement
Development Division
Phone: 876-970-5074
Email: hwheeler@utech.edu.jm