Career & Education

Credit rating 101

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Knowledge about the credit reporting system is essential, even for young people starting out in their careers, as it will eventually affect future employment and access to credit. Read More

Courts awards 44 scholarships

BY JODI-ANN PATRICK Career & Education writer | Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Forty-four students across the island have this year been awarded scholarships and grants valued over $8 million by Unicomer under its Courts Jamaica brand. Read More

Sagicor awards 75 scholarships

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

 Sagicor Foundation awarded 75 tertiary and secondary scholarships for tuition and fees, books and other related school supplies at a ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Thursday. Read More

Launching Leaders: How to spot the leader-in-hiding

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, August, 26 2018    

It's no mystery that among our nation's biggest challenges is the inability to produce and deploy a consistent cadre of leaders. Effective and inspirational leadership is in high demand for public and private vocations, in the social sphere, and even spiritual affairs. Read More

'I regret going to university'

BY RACQUEL PORTER Career & Education writer | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

The word 'university' traditionally holds more prestige than 'college' among many Caribbean parents. But as some Caribbean students currently studying in Canada recently told the Jamaica Observer, there is an increasing shift towards the latter category given their... Read More

'Call me ambassador'

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

She's not there yet, but Chavel Ford is doing everything in her power to ensure she secures a career as an ambassador of her beloved Jamaica. Read More

Observer reporter wins UK scholarship

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Health and women's issues reporter at Jamaica Observer Kimberley Hibbert has been named a Chevening scholar for 2018-2019 and will pursue a master of science degree in public health and health promotion at Swansea University in Wales starting late... Read More

Shelley Maxwell: A 'likkle Jamaican Girl' doing big things abroad

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

One could safely say her future in the performing arts was inevitable. As a child, she spent a lot of time singing and dancing in her grandmother's backyard and staging mini productions in her living room. Jamaican-born director, choreographer and performing artiste... Read More

Chevening scholarships for 2019/2020 now open

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

The UK Government has announced that applications for Chevening Scholarships for the 2019/2010 academic year opened last Monday, August 6 and will close on November 6, 2018.There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally. Read More

Summer reads

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

There's nothing like reading to ward off summer learning loss and keep children and young adults engaged during the long, lazy days of summer. Whether at the beach, poolside, or on the pillows before bedtime, these titles should keep them more than entertained. Here is... Read More

How do I compete with millennials?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

Fun activities and prizes do not the engaged employee make

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Despite many companies' efforts to create a so-called engaged workforce, surveys conducted in a variety of companies in Jamaica and overseas indicate that only 32 per cent of staff are actually actively engaged. But why is this the case? Read More

SVL to offer $50,000 scholarships at robotics camp

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Supreme Ventures will tomorrow, August 13, open the doors to the third iteration of its Junior Creators Camp, designed to introduce eight to 11-year-old primary school students from across the Corporate Area to robotic engineering. Read More

Aldane's a Maynard Fellow

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Former Wolmer's head boy and Jamaica Observer freelancer Aldane Walters is among the first cohort of media workers in the United States who have been accepted into the Maynard 200 Fellowship. Read More

Dunrobin Primary School teacher tops school savers programme

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

To the more than 600 students at Dunrobin Primary, particulalrly those in grade five, Sandra Graham-Mitchell is more than a teacher. A people person, she is always looking out for the best interest of her students, especially when it comes to money... Read More




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