Career & Education

Opportunities abound Guidance counsellors report on eight-school Canada tour

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Met and exceeded.That's the report Caribbean guidance counsellors who went on a week-long tour of Canadian institutions of higher learning at the start of the month give when asked how their expectations matched their experience. Read More

3 STEM careers that let you work from home

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

STEM careers that let you work from home are more abundant and in a wider variety of industries than most people realise. All they need is you! Registered Nurse Read More

Should I really tell a recruiter my weaknesses?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Two questions that often feature in job interviews are:1. What are your weaknesses?2. Tell us about yourself. Read More

PHOTO: Here's to you!

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

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Atlanta Jamaica Association awards 13 scholarships

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) has awarded 13 academic scholarships to university students from Jamaica and those of Jamaican heritage living in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

SPISE 2017 wraps

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The sixth iteration of the annual Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) came to a close last weekend, with students from across the Caribbean demonstrating their newly acquired skills in robotics, renewable energy and computer programming. Read More

Flourishing

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Sunday, July 9, 2017 was a memorable day for Ajani Smith and Quhana Phillips, not only because they were part of Padmore Primary School's graduating class, but because during the ceremony that day, they were surprised with news that they were hand-picked by principal Keisha Hayle to be awarded... Read More

From awardee to employee

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

The success of 24-year-old Delano Mighty seemed secure from his early years. His propensity for academics and zeal for high achievement from his time at primary school sent the signal that this young man was to be more than ordinary. Read More

Experiential learning key in Canadian universities

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

TORONTO, Canada — It's a phrase Jamaican guidance counsellors have been hearing often on their eight-school tour of Ontario and New Brunswick this week — experiential learning. Read More

Ontario university wants more Caribbean students

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor - features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

ONTARIO, Canada — The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) says it is so impressed with its Caribbean students that it plans to increase the number of students it recruits from the tropical islands. Read More

PM launches youth summer employment programme

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Some 2,300 youngsters have been employed over a four-week period as part of National Youth Summer Employment Programme. Read More

Job growth soars to 35,800

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

State minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams has welcomed the results of the Labour Force Survey conducted in April 2017, which showed that 35,800 more individuals were employed in April 2017 when compared with the similar period in... Read More

EduCom Credit Union awards 100

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

EduCom Co-operative Credit Union, established just over two years ago from the merger of AAMM, UWI Mona and Community, and recently St Catherine credit unions, has awarded 100 scholarships for the upcoming academic year to students at the primary and tertiary levels across the... Read More

Courts Ja gives $8m in scholarships

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Courts Jamaica on August 9, 2017 awarded 44 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), skills training and tertiary scholarships valued at over $8 million, as part of the Dare to Dream Courts customer scholarship initiative. Read More

4 J'cans selected for Korean Gov't scholarship programme

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Under the 2017 Technical Cooperation Program of the Government of the Republic of Korea, KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) four Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) staff members have been accepted to pursue master's degrees in Korea as part a scholarship... Read More



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