UCC Academy - Developing the Kingdom of the Mind

The UCC Academy (UCCA) is the Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) arm of the UCC Group of Companies.

Students may choose from a range of SHORT COURSES: Essentials of Accounts and Customer Service, Certificate programme in Marketing and Promotions, a Diploma in Business Administration, or an Occupational Associate Degree (OAD) in the revised Sixth Form Integration Pathway Programme.

The goal of the UCCA is to assist in the development of the kingdom of the mind and the relevant professional and technical skills- set needed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global economic landscape in the twenty-first century.

The faculty and staff of the UCC Academy, which is responsible for developing professionally the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) division of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), regard the academic success and personal and professional development of students as their foremost priorities.

Everton Pryce, JP, Principal-Director (Actg.) of the UCCA noted that “the UCCA is committed to its five core values that drive the internal decision making of the institution on a daily basis, especially in light of the dramatic changes to our daily lives brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic namely, Education, Students, Faculty & Staff, Community Development and Environmental Sustainability. We are inspired to make a difference, and are committed to delivering excellence in teaching, learning, development of grants, scholarships and service opportunities that are all designed to meet the needs of our students and their communities.”

Mr. Pryce said that “the UCCA has a cadre of highly skilled professionals including our Vice Principal, Dr. Leleith Tomlinson and Mrs. Patricia Perry, Programmes Manager, who ensure that innovative programmes are relevant to today’s modern, highly skilled and mobile economy and job market, and are taught and delivered by an immensely motivated and dedicated group of instructors in a dynamic, safe and supportive virtual and blended learning environment that guarantees equality of rights and access.”

“Skills training degrees will be the hallmark for success in the digital economy necessitated by the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution, and up to 2015 the certified citizens in the Jamaica labour force stood at 30%.  UCCA is working to play our part in shifting this needle to at least 90% by 2030’’, he declared. To provide impactful scholarships to needy young people and to assist them in transforming their lives, while cumulatively beginning to contribute, over time, to Jamaica's economic development and has made it possible for such students to build bridges to a much brighter future.

The UCCF is registered in the United States of America as a 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation and is also registered as a Jamaican charitable organization under the Charities Act of Parliament.

Date Published: 
Monday, May 17, 2021