CIT provides training and certification in networking, software design and development, web design and development, multimedia technologies, database technology, geographical information systems and customized courses. The CIT has partnered with industry leaders like CISCO & Linux in offering training for their certification programmes. The CIT also operates a Development Centre with an objective of developing web sites, web applications, and customised software packages. Most of the employees are CIT graduates.
ongoing - active
ICT Focus Areas:
eLearning, ICT in Education
Technology, Research and Innovation
Related Member States:
The Caribbean Institute of Technology (CIT) is and educational institution specializing in Information Technology training. CIT was established as a collaborative venture spanning three countries and 6 organizations including Jamaica's Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology,and International Development Consortium UK. CIT was established to fuel the growth of Jamaica's Software industry by addressing the shortage of software developers and programmers. Since then, it has expanded and diversified its offering by providing training and certification in Networking, Geographical Information Systems, Web Development, Multimedia, Database Administration and Security.
The CIT's mission is to become a leading Information Technology (IT) training institution producing technically competent professionals, trained to international standards and contributing to the development of the global IT industry using current and emerging technologies. CIT's mission is the development of a professional corps of world class information technology specialists, facilitating Jamaica's thrust of job creation through an internationally competitive ICT industry.
The national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Household survey was launched in April of 2008 at a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on the Queen Elizabeth Highway in St. John’s Antigua. As stated then, the purpose of the household survey was to gather statistics on the use of ICTs in the national community. The survey follows upon two similar surveys which were conducted recently to gauge the extent of ICT usage with the public sector as well as within the business sector. In addition to finding out what is going on in the national community vis-à-vis ICTs, it is expected that the results of household ICT survey will provide concrete evidence and facts upon which national ICT policy and strategies can be engineered.