Careers & Education

Natalie wins!

Critical Care nurse at Cornwall Regional Hospital Natalie Hylton Levy recovered from her third-place finish last year to cop the 2017 Nurse of the Year award at the Jamaica Pegasus on Friday. Read More

How to write an application letter that gets noticed — Pt 2

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Dear Tabia:As indicated last week, this second of our two-part response will look at the content of your letter as well as its layout and organisation. Read More

$20-m scholarship for culinary teachers

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Four hundred and fifty Jamaican culinary educators from secondary and tertiary institutions have been awarded scholarships for skills training totalling $20 million. Read More

The truth about international students and 'FULL' scholarships

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

“College admissions”. The big bad words that many students — and parents — face at the end of high school. With all the sources bombarding us when it comes to the college application process, finding the BEST sources can be tough. Obtaining full scholarships to colleges... Read More

Young people need to be taught to become leaders

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

It is commonly held that the youth are the leaders of tomorrow, but it is not an automatic qualification. Getting there requires training and being equipped with specific tools necessary to blossom into the role. Read More

UCJ accredits Midland Bible Institute theology, psychology degrees

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

People wanting to pursue higher studies in theology or psychology now have an additional option with the recent accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica of the first degree programmes offered by Midland Bible Institute (MBI). Read More

SPISE reaches 100

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organisation promoting science and technology in the Caribbean, has announced reaching the 100th student milestone for its prestigious Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). Read More

Mellisa's Ride

BY RUDDY ALLEN Career and Education writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Mellisa Ward's unique position in the male-dominated sport of horseracing as a female apprentice rider doesn't go unnoticed. The ability to position horses and judge pace is allowing her to make a name for herself as a tough and spirited... Read More

Good news for Jonathan Grant

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

From unsatisfactory to good; that's the progress Jonathan Grant High School has made in the five years since the National Education Inspectorate's (NEI) first report in 2012. Read More

The reading garden

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Nestlé Jamaica is hoping to inspire reading and improve literacy levels in select primary schools. Towards that end, the company and its partners recently created reading gardens at three primary schools — Ensom City in St Catherine, John Mills in St Andrew, and... Read More

Sanmerna awards $1 million in GSAT scholarships

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Career & Education writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

For the third-straight year this year, Sanmerna Paper Products Limited and the Sanmerna Foundation Ltd have awarded scholarships to students of Balmagie Primary School based on their Grade Six Achievement Test scores. Read More

How to write an application letter that gets noticed — Pt 1

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Kindly give me some pointers on how to put together an application letter that not only gets read, but which also results in a call to interview. Thanks.Tabia W. Dear Tabia: Read More



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