Career & Education

Red Stripe adds four courses to Learning for Life curriculum

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Desnoes and Geddes Foundation and HEART Trust/NTA on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce four new programmes under the foundation's Learning for Life project. Read More

Calm parenting leads to smarter kids

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Kids can be a handful. I know! They can lead to enormous stress, especially if they know just how to “push your buttons”. They throw tantrums, they misbehave, and can have you chasing them all over the house, or restaurant, or supermarket. Such is the the frustration and... Read More

Microsoft provides free office software to schools

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information recently signed an agreement with software giant Microsoft to provide administrative staff, teachers and students at several school islandwide with free access to Microsoft Office 365 tools such as OneNote, Word, Excel,... Read More

Welcome to Sagicor

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Some 100 ambitious young professionals from universities across the island will be spending the next six weeks spread across Sagicor Group as part of the organisation's Summer Mentorship Programme. The students, assembled here outside the R Danny Williams building, Sagicor Group Jamaica's head... Read More

UCC to offer courses through leading online educator Coursera

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has announced that it has established a partnership with Coursera, the world's leading online, on-demand video education provider, to provide professional-development training programmes to thousands of... Read More

Stop griping and grow up!

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

Community colleges to access funds to strengthen course delivery

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

The island's community colleges are to receive support to strengthen the delivery of technical education programmes and to provide market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth under a memorandum of understanding between Family Health International (FHI) 360... Read More

CMU student welcomes opportunity to hone skills in Germany

Friday, June, 30 2017    

THIRD-YEAR Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) student Winston Chambers has been offered a scholarship to train at the DNV GL in Germany. Read More

MASSY awards GSAT scholarships to students of Balmagie, St Patrick's primary

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

TWENTY students from the Waterhouse, Seaview Gardens, and Riverton City communities who were recently placed by the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will breathe a little easier in high school thanks to the Massy Distribution group. Read More

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



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