Career & Education

Scotia teaches financial literacy

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Scotiabank partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica last month, observed as Financial Literacy Month, to present a financial education programme to eighth and ninth grade students in nine schools in the island.Bank employees... Read More

Is a double major worth it? Pt2

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Dear Kymani:This week, we provide responses to the other questions and concerns that you raised last week.First, will doing a double major make you more marketable? It might. The final determination will depend largely... Read More

Tertiary Scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Makandal DaagaTenable at: UWI St Augustine, Trinidad and TobagoNamed in honour of Makandal Daaga, liberator and social activist of Trinidad and Tobago who spearheaded the 'Black Power Movement', the scholarship is aimed at creating... Read More

Addressing teen suicide

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Suicide is scary and devastating. It certainly isn't a topic that many people, young or old, want to talk about, ostensibly because it is felt that if it is not mentioned, then it is not really happening. But it is happening and should be confronted head on. It is time to break the... Read More

PHOTO: Music and scholarship

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen found himself in good company with the Brass Quintet of the National Youth Orchestra at the charity concert Music through the Ages at the University Chapel last Sunday. The artistes performed free of cost, with proceeds going towards the Jamaica... Read More

Gov't to restructure tertiary education financing

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

The Government says it has plans to restructure the funding arrangements for tertiary education to make it more accessible.Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is looking at instituting a new model which will entail a subsidy... Read More

Noresia Simms: The Boss' boss

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The executive office in any workplace is imaginatively described as the “engine” of the organisation. There, you will find the executive administrative assistant, otherwise known as the gatekeeper, responsible for the daily management of the... Read More

#GirlsInICT

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

THE Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington Conference Centre was the scene last Thursday of an all-day hackathon in which teams of high school and university students competed in web design, app creation, game development and other challenges in observance of International Girls in ICT... Read More

Jamaican named among most powerful female engineers in US

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

 Senior software engineer at LinkedIn, Jamaica-born Kamilah Taylor has been ranked at Number 42 on Business Insider's list of the 43 most powerful female engineers in the US for 2017. LinkedIn, a popular social networking site for professionals, has more than 380 million members... Read More

Staying safe on the Web

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

With the growing incidence of cyber attacks and the threat they pose to personal identity, health, and safety, the head of Jamaica's Cyber Incident Response team Dr Moniphia Hewling has advised parents and children to be careful about how much personal information they share on the... Read More

Meadowbrook takes maths competition

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Meadowbrook High School beat a field of over 40 high and junior high schools across the island to win this year's Grade Nine Mathematics Problem-solving competition.Ardenne High and Jamaica College placed second and third respectively.The competition, staged annually by the... Read More

Wheatley shows off women in ICT lead roles

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology used the observance of International Girls in ICT Day on Thursday to not only encourage more girls to pursue careers in the field, but to showcase its own women tech role models.“Please forgive me if I brag today, but I proudly... Read More

Emerging ICT jobs

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

 A few years ago ICT jobs were mostly limited to software developer, programmer, and networking specialist. These days, however, with new technologies emerging at almost lightning speed, new speciality areas keep popping up, leaving hiring managers struggling to define the positions and... Read More

Robert Bermudez confirmed as The UWI's 6th chancellor

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) announced on Friday that Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. Members of the University Council, the institution's highest governing body, accepted the recommendation for his appointment at the Council's annual... Read More

Is a double major worth it?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Dear Career Advisor: I am a fifth form high school student who has the ambition of being an economist with  the island's central bank, Bank of Jamaica. For that reason, I've opted to study economics for both my undergraduate and master's degrees. To increase my marketability for... Read More



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