Message from the President

I am pleased to extend heartiest congratulations to the University of Technology, Jamaica Graduating Class of 2021. It is a delight to celebrate this significant milestone with you, marking the successful completion of your well-earned academic certification. 

As the newest graduates of this noble institution, I specially acknowledge your determination and resilience which buoyed you to successful completion of your respective courses of study during these unprecedented times.  You should feel proud that you remained steadfast and have invested years of time, effort and hard work and have overcome challenges along the journey.   I invite you to celebrate and savor your achievements as you move forward to reap the returns on your investment.

At this time, I also offer special thanks and shared congratulations to lecturers, administrators, sponsors, parents, spouses, mentors, family and friends who have supported our graduates along their journey and contributed to their development and success. 

Regrettably, this milestone occasion is occurring at a challenging moment in global history as the world continues to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Consequently, the current restrictions on physical gatherings, for the second consecutive year, prohibit the University from hosting the traditional graduation ceremony.  I assure our graduates however, that the University is committed to appropriately honouring your significant achievement in a virtual celebration.  

As you, our graduates move on to the next chapter of life’s journey, you can do so with confidence that your UTech, Jamaica certification has prepared you well to serve as leaders with impeccable values and attitudes, ready to inspire change. I encourage our graduates to use your new found knowledge to empower others and to work hard towards contributing to a better society that is reflective of the UTech, Jamaica Core Values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, Excellence, Innovation and Team Spirit.

I also encourage our graduates to continue to pursue opportunities for lifelong learning and I invite you to take a continuing interest in your alma mater’s growth and development. In this regard I look forward to welcoming you back as vibrant alumni of the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Congratulations on your graduation!

Professor Colin Gyles, PhD
President (Acting)