• Massy Technologies InfoCom Ltd and UTECH Collaboration

    Apr 09 2018

    In 2007 Massy Technologies InfoCom Ltd was approached by the University of Technology Jamaica (UTECH) who expressed a desire to expose their students to the technology industry, and acquire industry experience. Professor Gordon marshalled that initiative and it has proven to be very successful as Massy Technologies InfoCom Ltd (MTIC) has been quite happy with the students received from the School of Computing and Information Technology, (SCIT). Subsequently this collaboration has evolved into a vibrant internship program, with UTECH providing two interns per year resulting in fifteen to date.  Ten years later on December 15, 2017, at a special ceremony at UTECH, MTIC donated 3 Multifunction Printers and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the terms of the MOU, Utech and MTIC collaboration include student internship, research projects and technology initiatives.  

    As collaboration encompasses one of their core values, (The others being Honesty and Integrity, Love and Care, Growth and Continuous Improvement and Responsibility) MTIC was pleased to strengthen ties with UTECH as it fits into the mission, vision and core values of the entire Massy Group. At the official handing over ceremony, Mr. Wade Marsh, Director and Head of Technical Support Services, MTIC , gave greetings on behalf of Mr. Anthony Smith, CEO, MTIC . He said that the continued collaboration with Utech will benefit both entities “to furthur develop and expand opportunities for synergies between the business and academia ecosystem which is so vital in the technological space,”. He also added that the signing of the MOU marked only the beginning of a much wider collaboration between Massy Technologies and UTECH.

    President of Utech, Jamaica Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD thanked MTIC for the donation of Printers, and noted that the partnership with MTIC will “enhance the University’s capacity to provide students with every opportunity for knowledge sharing, development of technical competencies and experience in applying knowledge to problem-solving” Professor Vasciannie  spoke of the on-going internship program at MTIC, which resulted in the employment of 15 SCIT graduates, two of whom were present at the ceremony – Mr. Shane Barnes, Manager Professional Services and Mr. Duane Williams, Team Leader, Software Services.  He furthur commended Dr. Sean Thorpe, Head, School of Computing and Information Technology at UTECH, and his team for supporting this thrust.

    Dr. Sean Thorpe also expressed his appreciation to MTIC, noting that the internship program over the past ten years has been very beneficial to the SCIT students. He also welcomed the furthur collaboration between MTIC and UTECH, and expressed confidence that there will be more opportunities within the near future.

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    Official handing over ceremony of Sharp MFP’s, from left are Dr. Sean Thorpe, Head, School of Computing and Information Technology, Dr. Claire Sutherland, Senior Director, International and Institutional Linkages, Utech, Ja., Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, Utech Ja., Mr. Wade Marsh, Director and Head, Technical Support Services, MTIC, Miss Carol WongSam, Director and Head, Project Management Office, MTIC, and Professor Nilza Aples, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing Utech Ja.


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    Signing of MOU for Collaboration, from left are Dr. Claire Sutherland, Senior Director, International and Institutional Linkages, Utech Ja., Miss Carol WongSam, Director and Head Project Management Office, MTIC, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, Utech, Jamaica and Mr. Wade Marsh Director and Head, Technical Support Services MTIC.