Career & Education

Jamaican youth to be awarded Queen's Young Leader this week

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Jamaica's Abrahim Simmonds, co-founder of the Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN), will be received by Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Read More

Jamaican heads to Denmark on Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Yohan Lee, a recent graduate of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, has also been selected for one of only 15 Erasmus Mundus scholarships from an applicant pool of nearly 500 students across the globe. Read More

Bethlehem Moravian grad tops JN WAY Ambassador programme

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Ava-Gay Lindo, a graduate of Bethlehem Moravian College in St Elizabeth, was named the 2017 recipient of the Managing Director's Award — Exceptional JN Youth Ambassador — during the JN Wise Aspiring Youth (JN WAY) Awards Banquet 2017, held at the Mona Visitors' Lodge in Kingston last... Read More

PHOTO: 40 years of service

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Long service award trophy in hand, Millicent Campbell, shares the spotlight with Karl Williams, Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource & Corporate Services, at the Sagicor Group Jamaica Long Service award ceremony last week. Campbell is the longest serving team member, with 40 years of... Read More

College admissions success: Lessons from 2017 results

Nicole McLaren- Campbell | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

While I'm not sure I can call them “trends” until more data is analysed and released globally, I will share our team's initial insights from the results of our most recent class of 2017. 1) More scholarships, if you start early Read More

What difference does my email address make?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Are employers that picky that they might refuse our application because they don't like our email address? My mother feels the reason I have not yet received an invitation for an interview is because of my e-mail address. Read More

Seabed authority to award young researchers

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has announced the launch of the Secretary General Award for Deep Sea Research Excellence. Read More

A celebration of GSAT fathers

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Dads don't get nearly as much recognition as they deserve for the role they play in parenting. True, they are not all worthy, but there is an increasing number who are and they should be saluted. On this Father's Day, Career & Education pays tribute to fathers across the island who helped,... Read More

Stella's stars

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.vom | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Stella Maris Prep has a track record of performing well at Grade Six Assessment Test (GSAT). This year, however, the Shortwood Road school has outdone itself; the entire GSAT cohort of 72 students were placed in the traditional high schools of their first or second... Read More

Don't make summer a free-for-all

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

It's almost that time of year when parents, educators and students breathe a sigh of relief as they anticipate the freedom associated with the summer break. Read More

Emotions and art

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Lighting just right, camera ready, mood set. Then, like a million shutterbugs, he shoots. His aim? Seven frames per pose at different angles. When he finally stops to inspect what he has captured only those that meet his impeccably high standards will... Read More

GSAT and tertiary scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

BGR/ISA At-sea training programme Read More

Battle of two cities looms

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

Corinaldi Avenue and George Headley will contest the final of the Western Union Primary Schools Debating Competition this Tuesday. Read More

All-age, shift schools to be phased out

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

THE Ministry of Education says it is on track to phase out the remaining all-age and junior high schools in the Jamaican education system, as well as those operated on a shift system, over the next three years. Read More

Boys outshine girls in language arts

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

For the first time in five years, boys outperformed girls in the language arts component of this year's Grade Six Achievement Test, according to data from the Ministry of Education. Read More



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