Career & Education

George Headley grab second consecutive hold of Western Union Primary Schools' Debate title

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

“ As we said in the semi-finals, we were going to take home the trophy. And so we did. So said, so done.” Read More

Celebrating success

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

As happens each year when the results are announced, prep and primary schools across the island are swept up in a wave of emotions, ranging from joy and relief to disappointment. This year was no different, except that it represents the last time Jamaican students will... Read More

Apply for EU-funded scholarships, delegation urges

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The European Union delegation in Jamaica is drumming up interest in the range of tertiary scholarships available under the Erasmus Mundus programme. Read More

Courts Jamaica scholarships open

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Furniture and applicance retailer Courts Jamaica on Friday announced the opening of the 2018 application season for its annual customer scholarship programme branded 'Dare to Dream'. Read More

How to keep your child actively learning in summer

Karla Hylton | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The summer break is almost here, where teachers will bid farewell to their charges and nervous parents take over the challenge of keeping them physically and cognitively engaged. Read More

Students credit JN programme with setting them on career path

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Some tertiary students are reporting that they only fine-tuned their career goals after being immersed in a marketing programme led by one of the island's leading commercial banks. Read More

The UWI hosts Chancellor's Week

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

For one week in July, thousands of alumni, students, staff and guests from across the Caribbean and the wider globe are expected to converge at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus for a week of activities hosted by Chancellor Robert Bermudez. Read More

Newstead Primary harvests victory at 2018 LASCO REAP Awards

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Newstead Primary School has bagged the 2017-2018 LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) competition, taking home 10 brand-new computers and a $100,000 cash prize for its effort. Read More

Committed to the best care

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Since its transition to a full-time school in 2016, Best Care Special Education School has been working assiduously to ensure its students are adequately prepared for the world. Read More

British Council teams up with Women's Centre Foundation

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

In a stated intention to advance the issue of gender equity in education with a view to demonstrating how engaging youths contributes to a more egalitarian education system for the advancement of both boys and girls, the British Council took on supporting the Women's... Read More

Over 100 project managers trained

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

More than 100 project managers across various government ministries, departments and agencies have so far been trained in the use of the Public Sector Investment Management System (PIMS) with plans to train 400 more. Read More

MoE, UWI offer teacher training scholarships

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is partnering with t he School of Education at the University at the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to award 200 scholarships to educators and other individuals interested in pursuing teacher... Read More

Careers in international fashion

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The fashion industry is more diverse than the troupes of models and designers usually ascribe, and more profound than the glitz of the catwalk might suggest. Read More

Pension saving isn't only for 'old people'

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

Current data indicates that most Jamaicans who are currently employed may have no income but the meagre payments from the State-run National Insurance Scheme (NIS) when they retire. Read More

Levaugn Gayle is champion speller 2018

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The seven-letter word that evokes images of spewing lava currently threatening Hawaii was the one that brought Levaugn Gayle the win in Wednesday's Little Bee Competition. Read More



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