Career & Education

Ja urged to adopt Singapore math model

PR1ME mathematics specialist from Singapore Kelly Lim Kai Ling says that Jamaica could become a world leader in mathematics by adopting the teaching methods of the south-eastern Asian country. Read More

164 families join Marley for Education family
It's back-to-school time again and the Marley for Education 2017 Programme is helping to ease the pressure for 164 families from Kingston, St Andrew and St Ann.... Read More

Core skills training opens to secondary
The British Council announced on Friday that it is opening its Core Skills for Teachers Workshops to secondary schools. ... Read More

5 tips to get the best recommendations for college
If you're in upper six, then you should be putting the finishing touches on your college applications. These applications are the culmination of years of hard work, and they need to highlight all your strengths. One of the ways to play up your talents is to submit...... Read More

I was fired unfairly. What can I do?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I have a situation I would like some advice on. I was hired on a year's contract by a local financial entity as a relief loans officer. The contract commenced on November 4, 2016 and was scheduled to end November 7, 2017. Read More

One in every four Jamaican employees disengaged — survey

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Following on its National Employee Engagement Report which found that only 41.5 per cent of Jamaican workers are actively engaged while on the job, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will be staging the inaugural Employee Engagement Conference with a view to increasing the... Read More

Wolmer's Boys' formalises mentorship programme

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Relating to other males without resorting to verbal or physical violence; treating others with respect; and withstanding great — even brutal — levels of peer pressure. These are the most urgent reasons today's teenaged boys are in need of strong, positive... Read More

Local refrigeration technicians gain international qualification

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

SIX employees of local firm Geddes Refrigeration Limited have been awarded the City and Guilds of London Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, following a three-month supervisory level course. Read More

When do I qualify for overtime pay?

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Dear Career Advisor,I have a question. What is the stipulated number of hours that an employer can legally require an employee to work before they are entitled to overtime?Kind regards,Sasha  Read More

Good time management important for academic success

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

It has been my experience that students with days that are less full have better learning outcomes. They are also remarkably happier. Read More

Taking notes:

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Taking notes well helps us to be successful learners. But does it make a difference if we type those notes on a computer keyboard or write them out by hand?Both skills are important, according to Ester Cole, a child psychologist in Toronto, Canada. Read More

Customer service proposal wins JN Project NEXT

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

The 39 interns who completed an eight-week summer internship with The Jamaica National Group this summer have been recognised for what the bank describes as outstanding contribution during their participation in the JN Project NEXT Mentorship Programme. Read More

12-year-old US golfer fulfills promise, finances building of St Ann school

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

When the students of Chester Infant School in St Ann returned to begin the new school year last Monday, they found an entirely new school building. Read More

Deaf student, doctor headline Governor-General's IBI summer scholarship awards

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

A member of the deaf community and a medical doctor were the highlight of this year's Governor-General's I Believe Initiative (IBI) Summer of Service Awards presentation at King's House. Read More

56 students get scholarships

Monday, September, 4 2017    

A total of 56 students were last week presented with scholarships and bursaries valued at just over $1 million from St Andrew North Western Member of Parliament Derrick Smith's Constituency Development Fund. The students will use the funds to prepare them for the new school year. Here are photo... Read More


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