Careers & Education

Sandals Group's corporate financial controller enjoys success after derailment of medical career dreams

They say some people are born for certain jobs, and for group corporate financial controller and treasurer at Sandals Resorts International (SRI) Deveret Malcolm, this may well be true. Read More

Youth Ministry celebrates J'cans elected to Commonwealth Youth Council
Jamaican Tijani Christian has been elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) for the 2018 - 2020 period, while his compatriot, Michelle Thomas, has been elected to the executive as Representative - Special Interest Groups, the Ministry of Education, Youth...... Read More

'Dweet fi di love!'
Some 300 students and teachers left The Worthington at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on a high early last week, following an interactive, career-oriented presentation by well known educational leadership professional Dr Renee Rattray. ... Read More

Boys in Education Week set for April 30
The British Council announced on Friday that the second iteration of its Boys In Education Week will be staged April 30 - May 3, 2018, under the theme: 'Supporting a nation of champions'. ... Read More

OEC names building for Prof Neville Ying

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has recognised its longest-serving chairman Professor Neville Ying by naming a building in his honour. Read More

5 financial habits to develop in your 20s

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Your 20s are the ideal time to set yourself up for a solid financial future, and young people should not underestimate the importance of establishing good financial habits during this period. Read More

Mathematics policy bearing fruit, says Reid

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

When the National Mathematics Policy Guidelines were introduced in 2013, the Ministry of Education said it was in response to “the unsatisfactory performance of students in mathematics and the low levels of numeracy exhibited by students and graduates of the... Read More

PHOTO: Masters of maths

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

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CAPE students to earn credits

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Students pursuing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will have an opportunity to earn credits that will be tenable at certain universities on the island, says Education, Youth and Information Minister Ruel Reid. Read More

Talk to your teens about sex

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

The subject of sex has become so widespread that most kids from the age of four or five have already heard the word and many already have an idea of what it means. The purpose of educating your teen on this subject is so that your... Read More

We Love Robotics Too!

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

In a move that school administr ators say will debunk the perception that it can only excel at track and field, Calabar High School is taking steps to have its robotics programme extended into a year-long undertaking. Read More

Rotary champions innovative, inventive careers

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Some 300 third formers from non-traditional high schools in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine will soak up career education tomorrow, as Rotary clubs in the three parishes unite to host Rotary Careers Day 2018 at the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Read More

BPO attracting top professionals — Malahoo Forte

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — St James MP Marlene Malahoo Forte has said that outside of tourism, BPO is the fastest-growing sector in the west and that it is attracting some of the top professionals in the country. Read More

Microsoft gifts Sutherland employees

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Four Sutherland employees received a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they were each presented with a US$1,500 scholarship, courtesy of Microsoft to assist with their university tuition. Read More

Flour Mills introduces two new scholarships

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation has expanded its scholarships to target students who reside in the Kingston 2 communities surrounding its plant in eastern Kingston, and those pursuing studies in the field of baking. Read More



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