Voices Magazine-Issue

Mr. Stephen Lawrence, Operations Officer (Civil Engineer), Social Sector Division, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in his greeting, said that “the Caribbean Development Bank in its commitment to Educational advancement within the Region, is pleased to have partnered with the Government of Jamaica in enhancing its capacity to provide quality tertiary education, through the expansion of facilities and upgrading of services, at the University of Technology, Jamaica, under the UTech Enhancement Project.” Dr Wayne Henry, Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica in his remarks asserted that the completion of the UTech Enhancement Project is “a tangible representation of the strength and value of partnerships.” He pointed to the objectives of the project for development of facilities and human resources as being “directly aligned with goals 1 and 3 of the Vision 2030 National Development Plan for Jamaica” which speak to Jamaicans being empowered to achieve their full potential and to economic development. Keynote speaker, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, CD, JP had high commendations for UTech, Jamaica in developing human resource potential and providing social equity and access for the people of Jamaica. In commending the infrastructural development on the campus and declaring the Shared Facilities Building opened, the Minister expressed confidence that it will be used “as a springboard to drive education, training and certification and to drive the empowerment of our workforce, increase productivity, growth and prosperity for Jamaica. Cont’d from page 1... New Shared Facilities Building Officially Opened Mrs. Genefa Hibbert (left),Chief Operations and Projects Officer (Acting), UTech, Ja. leads the tour along a block of classrooms at the new Shared Facilities Building. Among those on the tour are Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Professor Stephen Vasciannie(right), President, followed behind by Mr Stephen Lawrence, Operations Officer, CDB and Dr Wayne Henry, Director General, PIOJ. Computer Talk: Minister Ruel Reid (right), Dr Wayne Henry, Mrs Genefa Hibbert, Mr Wayne Lawrence and Prof. Stephen Vasciannie share ideas in the state-of-the- art computer labs. Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (right) points with approval at the signage for the wheel chair access lift at the Shared Facilities Building. Looking on from left are Mrs. Genefa Hibbert, Mr Stephen Lawrence, Dr. Wayne Henry and Prof. Stephen Vasciannie. Tour of Shared Facilities January - February 2018 | VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica 3