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The Jamaica Computer Society was established in 1975, with the principal aim of setting up and maintaining standards for professionals.
Accomplishments to date include :
- Establishment of the Jamaica Computer Society Education Foundation (JCSEF) whose major focus is the implementation of computer labs in all categories of schools across the island. The JCS is working with the Foundation and the relevant Government agencies to tailor a Computer Science curriculum for schools.
-Collaboration with Government in the formation of national policies.
-Collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTECH) formally CAST, in developing computer Science curriculum to design programs to train people in specific products.
- Sponsorship of two scholarships for gifted, underprivileged children, to study Computer Science at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTECH).
-Establishment of international chapters starting with the JCS Toronto Chapter in August 1993.
-Establishment of a bulletin board to give members and non-members information on job placement, product advertisement, news, research and development (R&D) tools, and international links to other associations.
An Annual Conference to provide a forum where industry specialists, decision makers, and end users can assemble to exchange ideas, share experiences, and demonstrate innovations in the application of information technology to meet contemporary and future information requirements.