Careers & Education

From the dance floor to the canvas

Scion Derby breaks out in a B-Boy
storm on the pool deck at Sandals
Montego Bay.

HAND stands, head stands, back flips, glides and hat tricks are what Scion Derby does best, ruling the dance floor at weekly talent shows. The 24-year-old guest activities agent at Sandals Montego Bay created quite a stir at Sandals Resorts International's 2014 ENCORE Talent and Model Search comp ... Read More

Verona Porteous Fletcher talks to a grade five class about their
music selection for an upcoming event. Pembroke Hall Primary's success experiment
IT has been 47 years since Pembroke Hall Primary School first opened its doors to students, and over ... Read More

HALSALL Daymond Halsall: The locksmith
DAYMOND Halsall entered the locksmith business in 1996 at age 24, and has stayed to this day, mainly ... Read More

Don’t be rude to people on
the phone What never to do at work
THE attitude you bring to your job can mean the company's success or failure; in fact, you may not r ... Read More

Got an idea? How to make the bosses hear you

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter | Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Got an idea?
How to make the
bosses hear you

IN any organisation, feeling as if you're counted is a gateway for motivation. But in many cases workers are presented with a hierarchical system, which means that many times their opinions don't get counted, even though they may have the solutions to the company's problems. Some even shy away from giving opinions when consulted because they feel intimidated. However, Dr Ainsley Deer, director and CEO of Training Dynamics and Consultants Limited, said to disregard suggestions from the man on ... Read More

Carreras awards over $3 million in scholarships

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Carreras 2014 scholarship awardees pose with Managing Director Marcus Steele (centre).

FOR the academic year 2014/2015, Carreras awarded a total of 30 scholarships valued at $3.7 million -- seven bursaries, seven teachers' college scholarships, seven community college scholarships, five national scholarships, and four visual and performing arts scholarships. The national scholarships were being awarded for the first time in the company's history, and are full undergraduate scholarships for the duration of the awardees' studies. The application pool was over 300. Marcus Steele, C ... Read More

CMI students to receive $5-million tuition grant

Monday, October 13, 2014    

Youth and Culture Minister Lisa hanna (seated
centre) signs a Memorandum of Understanding at
the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) to signal
the partnering of the National Youth Service (NYS)
and the CMI last Friday to offer the Access to
Higher Education Partnership (AHEP) Programme.  (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON

FIFTY students pursuing undergraduate studies at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will this academic year receive a total of $5 million in tuition grants from the National Youth Service (NYS) under its Access to Higher Education Partnership Programme (AHEP). The programme, which is open to students between the ages of 17 and 24 years, seeks to enhance the personal and professional development of participants. Each student will receive $100,000. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was sig ... Read More

Client financial education is Michelle Sinclair-Doyley’s business

BY AINSWORTH MORRIS Career & Education writer | Sunday, October 12, 2014    


MICHELLE Sinclair-Doyley was appointed manager of client financial education at JMMB in January. She has also served the group as a personal portfolio manager, marketing sales officer, senior administrative supporter and legal secretary. Her role was newly designed, based on the shift in the operations of the economy. This week, she shares with Career & Education an insight into her career. Who is a manager of client financial education? A manager of client financial education is responsi ... Read More

How to negotiate the right salary, before you take the job

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter | Sunday, October 12, 2014    

How to negotiate
the right salary,
before you take
the job

WITH a less than robust job market, finding employment isn't easy, and you may be tempted to take whatever you can get so you can pay your bills. But just because you may be desperate to find something so you can start paying back your student loans or finally move out of your parents' home, be careful not to show potential employers just how desperate you are. In fact, showing desperation may backfire, in that you may be offered a lower salary than you're worth, or you may be forced to sign a c ... Read More

Personalise your workspace... without getting too personal

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter | Sunday, October 12, 2014    

Personalise your workspace...
without getting too personal

THE appearance of your workspace can either inspire or discourage productivity, and many people use their cubicle walls to express their personality. For those without much of an attachment to the company the space is usually bare; for others, it's a second home. But like every other area of your professional life, there are certain things that are acceptable and others not acceptable when it comes to personalising your assigned space at work. One that comes to mind is moving in lock, stock an ... Read More

Starting over in mid-life

Sunday, October 12, 2014    

IN years gone by, it was normal for an employee to stay in one job from graduation to retirement, but this is no longer the case. In fact, it is becoming common practice for people to switch career gears after spending the majority of their lives in a particular industry. The reasons for making a mid-life career change can vary, as interests may change and some fear retiring without enough money to enjoy their later years. For others, it's about fulfilling their real-life dreams. Nathaniel Pea ... Read More

JMMB provides over $3m in scholarships

Sunday, October 12, 2014    

Kim Mair (right) congratulates scholarship recipient Loya Haughton (centre) during a handing
over held at the JMMB Group’s head office. Proud mother Carol Edwards-Haughton shares in the
moment. Twenty high school students were awarded scholarships by the Joan Duncan
Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, for the 2014/15 academic year.

OVER three million dollars has been donated by the Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, to provide financial support for 29 students attending secondary and tertiary institutions islandwide. The scholarship recipients were selected based on their involvement in their schools and communities and high academic achievement. Two new awards were made for the current academic year to Stacey-Ann Bailey, a first-year student at the University of Technology who is pursuing ... Read More

J Wray & Nephew awards scholarships

Sunday, October 12, 2014    

Clement ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence, (left) managing director, J Wray & Nephew Limited, Greta Bogues,
senior director, corporate affairs and external communications, and Dwight Balli, director,
production, pose with the community scholarship winners.

J Wray & Nephew Limited recently reaffirmed its commitment to education by awarding secondary and tertiary scholarships to 47 students. Among the grantees were students from Waterhouse and Seaview Gardens in St Andrew, and Siloah in St Elizabeth. The company also provided grants to children of employees. "We recognise the interconnectedness of business and education and in this regard we are pleased to once again award academic scholarships to the youth of our communities. We are making thi ... Read More

Sandals Foundation's Project Sprout working

Sunday, October 12, 2014    

Sydney Henry (centre) project manager for the Sandals Foundation
in a training session with teachers and social workers.

AT the start of the new school term, the Sandals Foundation initiative, Project Sprout, was further advanced with the hiring and training of eight early childhood education teachers and social workers to work at the foundation's adopted schools -- Culloden Early Childhood Institute (Westmoreland), Seville Golden Pre-school (St Ann) and Leanora Morris Basic School (St James). The second phase of the three-year pilot also includes the retrofitting of the schools to accommodate early intervention ... Read More



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