Career & Education

National mentorship scheme plans well advanced — Green

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

State minister for education, youth and information Floyd Green says plans are in an advanced stage for the creation of an all-island national mentorship scheme. Read More

Free customer service course starts tomorrow

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The HEART Trust/NTA and RE School of Education and Technology (RESET) have undertaken to train 250 people in customer service skills over the next three weeks. Read More

How to build a thriving classroom environment

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The new school year is fast approaching, and as educators we need to consider methods of fostering or of improving a positive learning environment. In my almost two decades of teaching, I have come to recognise the value of the educational climate in deepening student... Read More

St Elizabeth school uses bus for classroom

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Marie Cole Memorial Primary School, in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, established in 1968, has outgrown its capacity and is in urgent need of new and refurbished classrooms. The school was originally built to accommodate 170 students; however, the student population has now grown to... Read More

PALAS awards 108 scholarships

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Ruel “Rula” Brown, founder of Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS), broke down in tears at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel last week Saturday as he shared the impact the foundation was having on the lives of beneficiaries. Read More

PHOTO: POWER TO YOU!

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Twenty-four students, children of employees of Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited (MMS) who were awarded places in high school following the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test, were on Friday presented with cash, school supplies and other tokens from the company and their partners in a... Read More

'Tell me about yourself'

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Dear Joel:Last week we responded to your question about how to answer when a recruiter asks you about your weaknesses. This week, as promised, we address your second interview question: “Tell me about yourself”. Read More

Government working to achieve teacher-pupil ratio of 1:25, says minister

Friday, August, 25 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid says the Government is working on the revised policy for the establishment of a new overall teacher-pupil ratio of 1:25. Read More

Sagicor Foundation awards 68 scholarships to GSAT, tertiary students

Friday, August, 25 2017    

THE SAGICOR Foundation yesterday awarded 68 scholarships to exceptional Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) (37) and tertiary (31) awardees at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Read More

Felecia Allen-Myers' rise from intern to group butler manager at SRI

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Thirteen years ago Felicia Allen-Myers was an intern at Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa. She was pursuing studies in hospitality and tourism management at Knox Community College and was happy to receive exposure and experience in her chosen field. Little did she know that in a few years, she... Read More

One day left to apply for 2018-2019 Hubert H Humphrey fellowship

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The Embassy of the United States of America in Jamaica is reminding suitably qualified persons interested in participating in the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program that applications close at midnight tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017. Read More

Applications for Chevening 2018-2019 now open

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The three-month application period for Chevening scholarships and fellowships for acdemic year 2018-2019 is open,Deadline for submission is November 7, 2017. Read More

Improved showing for non-traditional CXC subjects

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

THE less traditional subjects have shown marked improvement in the May/June 2017 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). Read More

Real estate traders urged to keep up with laws

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The Real Estate Board/the Commission of Strata Corporations is urging its members to keep current with their real estate training, especially as regards compliance with the Proceeds of Crime Act. Read More

Sixth-form engineering pilot to begin September

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

City & Guilds in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will offer an engineering qualification to sixth-form students at selected schools, in a pilot project starting in the upcoming academic year. Read More



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