The Caribbean Polytechnic Institute (CAPTECH) was established in 2003 by its parent company and consulting arm, Sustainable Alternatives Limited (SAL). SAL has been existence for over eight years and its quiet success in teaching and training led the organization to expand its potential by establishing CAPTECH. CAPTECH is registered by the Ministry of education as a post-secondary institution of continuing education. The method of delivering learning is not limited to traditional face-to-face format but include both blended and online learning.


To provide quality technical, vocational and higher education opportunities that meet the dynamic needs of the 21st century workforce. It accomplishes this by emphasising:
  • Communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Opportunities for experiential, cooperative, and internships experiences
  • Information technologies, new media and virtual networks
  • Blended learning opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary programs
  • A student-centered learning environment
  • Partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders
  • A strong sense of commitment to diversity and public service


This institution seeks to be recognized as a leader with authority, flexibility and vision necessary to fulfill the following strategic goals:
  • Prepare students to graduate and competitively enter the 21st century workforce
  • Prepare students for citizenship and leadership in Jamaica and the global community
  • Expand our partnerships through collaborative scholarship regionally and globally
  • Enhance and preserve the distinctive quality of teaching and learning experience
  • Enable a culture of innovation, collaborative engagement, adaptability and flexibility
  • Recruit and retain a diversity of students from within the region and globally


Caribbean Polytechnic Institute has proven excellence its ability to create strategic alliances with local and international educational organizations and affiliates. The institute has gained international recognition from leading qualifications bodies located in the United Kingdom, namely, the University of Cambridge International Examinations, City and Guilds, Edexcel, and the Institution of Legal Executives (ILEX). The institution has also brokered successful partnerships with leading e-learning solutions providers such as Skillsoft, JER-Online and Gatlin International. At the local level Caribbean Polytechnic Institute has inherited the goodwill of its parent company’s collaborations with the following government agencies and educational institutions: The Jamaica Bureau of Standards, The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division, the College of Agriculture Science and Education (Faculty of Science) and the National Council for Technical Vocational and Educational Training. (More...)


Caribbean Polytechnic Institute offers students a holistic learning experience which emphasises broad based vocational, educational and technical training equipping them with life skills and relevant knowledge that can keep them in good stead as they join the workforce. CAPTECH offers the traditional face-to-face delivery of classroom instructions which lead to the award of certificates, diplomas and post graduate diplomas. Also in the offering is over 3000 instructor led and self-directed automated and turnkey online courses that can be activated with a single line of HTML on a website. Most of the courses within the library of online courseware clearly map to popular certifications, therefore, allowing individuals to prepare for the skills necessary to pass certification exams and effectively utilize the skills learned. Some of the online are used to enhance the face to face programmes thus serving as a value added to learning process as a whole. Many of the programmes on offer may be customized to meet the needs of organisations and educational institutions.

Blended Learning

Blended learning is a mixture of the various learning strategies and delivery methods that will optimize the learning experience of the user. Classroom training sessions, Computer-Based Training (CBT) via a CD-ROM, Web-Based Training (WBT) can be combined to enhance the effectiveness of the training. WBT can be on demand or at a specific time with an instructor and other students involved. At Caribbean Polytechnic Institute we offer face-to-face tutorials utilising e-books and other courseware designed specifically for the particular course or programme.

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