Careers & Education

Science meets dancehall

Professor Christopher Emdin speaking at JN Foundation’s ILead Summit last year

The JN Foundation is collaborating with Professor Christopher Emdin to launch Science Genius Jamaica, a new education project that will fuse dancehall music with science. The project, which mirrors Professor Emdin’s Science Genius programme that blends hip hop music with science, is part of ... Read More

REID... summoned Principal Heather Murray to a meeting.;.(Bryan Cummings) School-based enterprises could fix bad economy — educators
Minister of Education Ruel Reid, having acknowledged the importance of social enterprises, has sugge ... Read More

Children of employees of the National Irrigation Commission who received sholarships from the commission on Wednesday are (from left): Kenyata Thomas, Abigail Pollack, Marshalee Cain, Claudia Jones, Allesandro Anderson, Debra-Ann Gordon, Ackeem Austin, Josan Munroe, Jamier Ferguson, Gersandre Thompson, Jhaneel Burrell, Shadane Jonas, Shanice Brown and Olivia Kennedy. 
Irrigation commission awards 14 scholarships to employees’ children
Fourteen children of employees of the National Irrigation Commission Limited (NIC) walked away from ... Read More

Chairperson of the Caribbean Regional Youth Council Tijani Christian (centre) and chairperson of the National Youth Council of Russia Grigory Petushkov shake on the partnership agreement they signed at the recently concluded 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  
Caribbean, Russian youth sign pact
Young people in the Caribbean have signed an agreement with their peers in Russia with a view to fos ... Read More

Want to master CXC maths? There’s an app for that!

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

A screen shot of Surenda Dhanpaul’s app for teaching mathematics.

A group of Caribbean professionals last week rolled out an application to help students master mathematics at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) level. Founder of AcuExam (www.cxc-exam.com), Surendra Dhanpaul said though the app is in no way affiliated to the Barbados-headquartered CXC, it allows students to answer multiple-choice questions in preparation for a CXC exam, and will soon offer problem questions, with answers, in keeping with the maths syllabus. The app is available on Goog ... Read More

More males entering nursing

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

UTech, Jamaica President Professor Stephen Vasciannie (centre) posed with male nursing and midwifery students (from left) Noel Wright, Gillon Lindo, Romoy Richards, Javel McGowan, Odean Forbes, Jason Grandison and Eric Armstrong after the striping ceremony on the university’s Papine campus, two Thursdays ago. (Photo: UTech)

Male nurses are a rarity anywhere in the world, but if the enrolment figures at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica’s Caribbean School of Nursing are anything to go by, things appear to be changing. The university reported on Friday that the number of males enrolled in its nursing and midwifery degree programme this year is up 94 per cent from when the school first opened its doors six years ago. Counted among the numbers are Gillon Lindo and Romoy Richards, both 21. Lindo, who ... Read More

Pump it up!

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

From left: Ian Forbes, chairman of the 5K committee; Michael Collins, representative of JN Bank; Owen Flowers, marketing manager of Mikiayana Company Limited; Jermaine Harris, former PUMP student; and Dr Asburn Pinnock, president of the Mico University College, share a picture at the cheque handing-over held February 7, 2017.

The Pre University Men’s Programme (PUMP) last week received a significant investment to help at-risk and unattached men enrolled in the programme complete their studies at the university college. The sum — $600,000 — represents proceeds from the college’s 180th anniversary Pump It Up 5K Run/Walk. “We want to congratulate you [Mico University College] on a very successful event and we’re actually proud that being realised today is someone who can literally become a leader in our so ... Read More

PHOTO — Soldier boys

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Army careers were a popular pick for students of Glowell Preparatory in Cedar Grove, Portmore, which observed Career Day on Friday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Army careers were a popular pick for students of Glowell Preparatory in Cedar Grove, Portmore, which observed Career Day on Friday. Read More

PHOTO — Shadie’s achievement

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Judges at Thursday’s young entrepreneurs pitch put on by Junior Achievement Jamaica (from second left) Francine Richards, Andre Mangue and Kevin White, all from Jamaica Public Service, seem pleased with the entry from Shadie Parchement  — a canvas painting of an Air Jamaica aircraft. Parchment, who is epileptic, also makes costume jewellery and wicker baskets, which she entered in the competition as well. The pitch was part of National Careers Week observed February, 11-17. (Photo: Aston Spaulding)

Judges at Thursday’s young entrepreneurs pitch put on by Junior Achievement Jamaica (from second left) Francine Richards, Andre Mangue and Kevin White, all from Jamaica Public Service, seem pleased with the entry from Shadie Parchement — a canvas painting of an Air Jamaica aircraft. Parchment, who is epileptic, also makes costume jewellery and wicker baskets, which she entered in the competition as well. The pitch was part of National Careers Week observed February, 11-17. Read More

Paediatric nursing students advance

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Nurse educator Christina Emanuele from the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (right) engages some of the regional nurses during a practical session.

The first cohort of Caribbean nurses undergoing specialist training to care for children with cancer and blood disorders have successfully completed the first semester, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced. Thirteen nurses from Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and St Vincent and the Grenadines enrolled in a specialised one-year nursing programme at the university’s West Indies School of Nursing in El Dorado, Trinidad and Tobago last September. They spen ... Read More

Black River Primary math wave gets thumbs up

Saturday, February 18, 2017    

Acting principal of the Black River Primary and Infant School Sharon Whyte (second right) and guidance counsellor, Michelle Spence-Kelly (second left), are all smiles as they showcase their innovative math dollars utilised as part of the school’s Mathematics Wave Initiative. Joining them are Sandals Foundation ambassadors from Sandals South Coast Melissa Gordon (left) and Rochelle Forbes, who were visiting the school to present school supplies, backpacks and books for the school’s library.

Acting principal of the Black River Primary and Infant School Sharon Whyte (second right) and guidance counsellor, Michelle Spence-Kelly (second left), are all smiles as they showcase their innovative math dollars utilised as part of the school’s Mathematics Wave Initiative. Joining them are Sandals Foundation ambassadors from Sandals South Coast Melissa Gordon (left) and Rochelle Forbes, who were visiting the school to present school supplies, backpacks and books for the school’s li ... Read More

Photo: Safer Internet Day

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Photo : Trescott Myers

Joy Clark, Digicel Head of Sales – West (front), raps with students of Green Pond High School in St James, during the first of two interactive sessions held at the institution to mark Safer Internet Day last week. (Photo : Trescott Myers) Read More

Olive Davis heads University of California programme

Sunday, February 12, 2017    

Director of Berkeley Business Academy for Youth Olive Davis (second left) and last year’s scholarship recipients from Jamaica (from left) Aldane Walters, Temoyah Cherrington, and Delmar Francis..

OLIVE Davis is flying the Jamaican flag high in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, having dedicated her life to teaching entrepreneurship to young people in the highly successful “innovation hub of the world”, home to the world’s top tech firms such as Google, Apple and Microsoft. This year, she celebrates 10 years of employment to the University of California, Berkeley, where she founded and directs Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY), a summer business program ... Read More

Lunch and learn

Sunday, February 12, 2017    

Grade 11 student at Papine High School Monique Robinson engages Atasha Bernard, Financial Controller at LASCO Financial Services Limited in conversation ahead of the inaugural Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday, February 8 at LASCO’s offices on Red Hills Road in Kingston. (Leo Hudson)

Ten high school students preparing to sit Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams in May/June this year got a different kind of schooling on Wednesday when they sat at the feet of LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL) executives. In a brand new initiative the company has branded Lunch and Learn, the execs drew parallels from business to teach the students about brand development, budgeting, and entrepreneurship over lunch at the company’s Red Hills Road offices in Kingst ... Read More



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