Knox Community College Making an Impact in Central Jamaica – Ontario News

Knox Community College Making an Impact in Central Jamaica – Ontario News


Knox Community College in Manchester, with its four campuses, is impacting the lives of young people, especially from central Jamaica.

Principal, Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowans, tells JIS News that the community college is a premier tertiary institution, serving Jamaicans for more than 40 years.

“I think community colleges are among the misunderstood institutions in the country. So, here we have an institution that offers a range of accredited programmes all the way up to bachelor’s degrees. We also offer certificates and associate programmes, and these are accredited programmes through the University Council of Jamaica,” he notes.

He says programmes are offered through different modalities, such as day and evening classes, along with online options.

The institution recently hosted its annual College Day at its Cobbla Campus, where students benefited from a day of skills-learning, displays, presentations, simulations and entertainment.

“We feel the need to have a day like this when we expose it (the school), as best we can, to our potential students who we invite – the secondary schools. We are particularly happy to see nearly 40 different schools being represented. We are very pleased about that and we are exposing them to our range of offerings,” Dr. Cowans says.

The College Day event is not new, and has been ongoing for the last 20 years.

Grade 11 student at the Christiana High School, Derron Jackson, mentions that the Open day activities have motivated him to be more determined about his career choice.

“I want to be a gynaecologist, but first I want to study nursing. Coming to Knox wasn’t on my mind, but now after coming here today and hearing (what was…



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