About the School

The School of Technical and Vocational Education (SOTAVE) trains teachers of technical subjects for the secondary and lower tertiary education systems in its undergraduate programmes. At the graduate level, its programmes prepare leaders for the education sector as well as industry. SOTAVE aims to prepare (a) highly skilled teachers and trainers in TVET who are equipped to meet the demands of education and training in the 21st century, (b) educational leaders who will make significant positive impact within their spheres of influence, and (c) personnel with technical competencies who can serve effectively in TVET related industries.  Further, SOTAVE strives to be a leader in TVET research and discourse that will play a significant role in shaping education and training in practice and policy in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

The School offers four-year, full-time bachelor's programmes (B.Ed. and/or B.Ed. Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in the following specializations (clicking on the links will provide you with more information):

Business Studies

This includes modules such as Introduction to Financial Accounting, Cost and Management, Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Electronic Accounting and so much more.

Computer Technology

This includes modules such as Introduction to Financial Accounting, Computing, Essentials for Educators, Database Management System, Computer Animation, among others.

Administrative Management & Technology

This includes modules such as Introduction to Financial Accounting, Legal Environment of Business, Document Processing, Records & Information, Office Administration, among others.
  1. Electrical Technology
  2.  Construction Technology
  3. Mechanical with Electrical Technology

The School offers post-graduate studies in the following areas:

  1. Post-Graduate Diploma in Education
  2. MSc in Career and Technical Education
  3. MPhil/PhD in Career and Technical Education
  4. M. Ed. Educational Leadership and Management
  5. MPhil/PhD in Educational Leadership and Management
  6. MSc Workforce Training and Education

newLearn more about the FELS Graduate Studies programme HERE.

The School also offers short courses which are usually done in the summer.  These are:

  1. Small Appliance Repairs
  2. Introduction to Blue Print Reading
  3. Basic Sewing
  4. Soft Furnishings

 newStarting 2018/19, the School is offering an Associate of Arts Degree in Image Consulting and Fashion Styling.  Click HERE to learn more.

New Starting January 2020, the School of Technical and Vocational Education (SoTaVE) in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), will be offering an Associate of Science Degree in Entertainment Design, Production and Technology (EDPT). Click HERE to learn more. 

Junior Martin, Ed.D.
Head of School
Tel: 927-1680-8 Ext. 3730