Evolution Of Vector Technology Institute
Vector Technology Institute was first registered by the University Council of Jamaica in June 1997. The Institute was the pioneer in delivering training to Computer Technicians in Jamaica when it introduced its Certificate Courses in 1992.
Vector Technology Institute had its genesis as the Training Department of the Systems House, Vector Design Limited (VDAS) which was incorporated in 1983 as a computer service, sales and consulting company. During the 1980''s VDAS, in responding to the demands of its corporate clients, offered training in Office Automation Software applications.
With the expansion of the Personal Computer market, the demand for technical services in the industry grew, creating a corresponding need for trained individuals in these areas. VDAS began training Computer Technicians through short certificate courses, however, by 1993 the curriculum had expanded to a six-month diploma in Computer Maintenance and Trouble Shooting.
With the growth of the programme, a decision was taken to separate the training component from the general operations of computer service, sales and consulting. A new entity was created to which all functions of the Training Department were transferred. Vector Technology Institute (VTI) was registered in 1997 as a tertiary institution with the University Council of Jamaica. VTI continues to benefit from VDAS's real-world experiences and technical resources.
The vision of the Institute is to play a pivotal role in improving the skills base of Jamaica in the field of Information Technology through the production of highly skilled technicians and engineers.
To produce specialists in the field of Computer Systems Design, Maintenance and Administration; to serve the needs of Industry, and to provide the basis for further academic pursuits in this field of study.
Vector Technology is a registered tertiary institution certified by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). The College is also a member of the Jamaica Committee on Tertiary Education (JCTE).
University Council of Jamaica
Academic Programmes are accredited through the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the External Quality Assurance (EQA) body for tertiary education in Jamaica. The UCJ is a statutory body currently under the portfolio of the Ministry of Education Youth and Information. The UCJ quality assurance processes include: the registration of institutions, programme readiness assessment, the accreditation of programmes/institutions, recognition of programmes and monitoring.
Industry Certifications and Accreditation
Courses offered at Vector may also include industry certifications that are accredited by other recognized accrediting agencies and standards bodies.
CompTIA certifications are accredited by the International Organization for Standardization and the American National Standards Institute (ISO/ANSI) which means that they meet or exceed the global benchmarks set forth by these two governing bodies. ISO is a worldwide organization that sets the standard for certifications, processes, products and more, and ANSI is the U.S. representative to ISO.
All certifications offered by the Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA) are accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and align with the International Organization for Standardization ( ISO-17024 ) standards.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system and a global leader in conformity assessment, accredits several Cisco Career Certifications under ANSI’s Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies. Cisco specializes in networking devices and products that make it easier to effectively distribute and route data, voice, and video feeds to corporate and organizational clients, as well as other products and services. The ANSI accreditation has been granted to the following Cisco certifications: Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) for Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) for Routing and Switching, CCNA Security and CCNP Security.