Quality: A Matter of Trust ECC celebrates World Quality Day

Excelsior Community College (ECC) celebrates World Quality Day on Thursday November 8, 2018 as a part of its College Month activities under the theme, Quality – A Matter of Trust.

World Quality Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of quality assurance. This year’s event promotes quality assurance as a tool to drive confidence and trust in educational and business outcomes. It is also about sharing knowledge about accreditation, certification and the importance of quality in work and educational processes.

According to the Internal Quality Assurance Unit at the St. Andrew-based institution, “Delivering quality involves a strong commitment to providing value. Accreditation is a stamp of approval that our programmes and systems of delivery conform to current national and international standards; thereby engendering public confidence and trust”. The College offers several accredited Associate and Bachelor’s degree programmes and is also on the pathway to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification by 2019 and institutional accreditation by 2020.

The day will feature displays, demonstrations and interactive models. Exhibitors will include: the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET), National Certification Body of Jamaica, NEPA, Berger Paints (Ja.) Ltd and several local quality award winners.  Students will also mount displays that showcase quality criteria and awards relevant to their industries.

ECC offers the following accredited programmes: Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies; Associate of Science Degree in Business Studies; Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems; Associate of Science Degree in Management Information Systems; Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Entertainment and Tourism; Associate of Science Degree in Hospitality Entertainment and Tourism; Associate Degree in Library Technical Studies.

Activities on the day will run from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the main campus and is open to the public.