Career & Education

WINDALCO invests $8 million in back-to-school programme

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) has invested $8 million in a back-to-school programme benefitting students in St Catherine, Manchester, St Ann, Clarendon and St Elizabeth. Read More

Are paralegal assistants in demand in Jamaica?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

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J'can awarded China scholarship

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Jamaican student Tagera Ottey has received a $5-million scholarship to study medicine in the People's Republic of China, courtesy of China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm). Read More

Junior Walker: An ICON for St Ann

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Growing up as one of 10 siblings, St Ann native, Junior Walker always dreamed of studying architecture and becoming one of Jamaica's most renowned architects and lecturers. But when his mother migrated in 2004 and his older sister became his primary caregiver, dreams of that pursuit slowly... Read More

Coping with back-to-school anxiety

Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

September signals a time of adjustment for the entire family as routines and schedules change. Read More

It's OK to fall; success in the process, aspiring scholars told

ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Leaving an established career in the private sector to lead the now Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was a major career transition, says Professor Fritz Pinnock. Read More

48 teen parents re-enter formal school system

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Forty-eight teenaged parents will be able to relaunch their formal education this school year, thanks to bursaries and scholarships made under the Advancing Secondary, Tertiary, Remedial Education for Adolescent Mothers (A- STREAM) Programme administered by the Women's Centre of Jamaica... Read More

JPPC increases education support in east Kingston to $11.5 million

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Another 10 students from schools in eastern Kingston will benefit from some $2.5 million towards their secondary education as a part of the Jamaica Private Power Company's (JPPC) Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarship Programme. Read More

59 head back to school with VM Foundation funds

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

Fifty-nine students were named beneficiaries of Head-Start scholarships and grants at the Victoria Mutual (VM) Foundation's 2018 Scholarship Awards Presentation at Knustford Court Hotel in St Andrew on Thursday, August 28. Read More

Should I choose IT or writing?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

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Econ major one of two NCBF national champions

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

DRIVEN, motivated and dedicated are three of the words that describe new economics major at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Natalia Wilson. The older of two girls and a graduate of Ardenne High School, 18-year-old Wilson will be stepping into her new journey at university courtesy... Read More

Fraser Pryce awards 10 scholarships to students from Waterhouse

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

The Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce/Hugh Senior Run/Walk event which had its inception in the Waterhouse community of Olympic Gardens earlier this year, in conjunction with the area's member of Parliament, has provided 10 scholarships for students from the... Read More

How to make your hobby into a business

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Most young people will readily admit that making more money is one of their top priorities. Read More

Int'l Literacy Day explores connections between literacy, skills development

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

International Literacy Day 2018 was observed yesterday, Saturday, September 8, with a conference in Paris discussing literacy and skills development. The objective, as convening agency United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) explained... Read More

Energy companies award $11 million in scholarships

CHERRIES WILES Career & Education writer | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

It was a bitter sweet occasion for Wayne McKenzie, President and CEO of Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) and its affilliate, West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP), when the companies awarded academic scholarships totalling $11 million to students from various communities in... Read More


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