Career & Education

Fun activities and prizes do not the engaged employee make

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Despite many companies' efforts to create a so-called engaged workforce, surveys conducted in a variety of companies in Jamaica and overseas indicate that only 32 per cent of staff are actually actively engaged. But why is this the case? Read More

SVL to offer $50,000 scholarships at robotics camp

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

Supreme Ventures will tomorrow, August 13, open the doors to the third iteration of its Junior Creators Camp, designed to introduce eight to 11-year-old primary school students from across the Corporate Area to robotic engineering. Read More

Aldane's a Maynard Fellow

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Former Wolmer's head boy and Jamaica Observer freelancer Aldane Walters is among the first cohort of media workers in the United States who have been accepted into the Maynard 200 Fellowship. Read More

Dunrobin Primary School teacher tops school savers programme

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

To the more than 600 students at Dunrobin Primary, particulalrly those in grade five, Sandra Graham-Mitchell is more than a teacher. A people person, she is always looking out for the best interest of her students, especially when it comes to money... Read More

Andreas' advice

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

ONTARIO, Canada — ANDREAS Mendes is about to complete his degree in information technology at York University and is awaiting the start of a one-year internship at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in September, which he hopes will lead to permanent... Read More

UWI Open Campus making mark

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Described as the best-kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making a mark on the region's tertiary education landscape. Read More

Summer reads

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

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Cooking for children

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

A s she has done for the past seven years, chef, caterer, and event manager Jennifer Esty Davis has carried on the legacy of the late Dr Heather Little-White by continuing to offer Cooking for Children, a three-week summer programme to help children... Read More

'Better three hours too soon than a minute too late'

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Punctuality has been a pet peeve of mine ever since I can remember. Read More

Charles to receive NCU honorary degree

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has announced that it will be conferring Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles with a Doctor of Public Service honoris causa at its 95th commencement service on the university... Read More

Three games that build brain power

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

Most people would find the phrase “educational games” to be an oxymoron, because aren't games, by definition, supposed to be all fun? Read More

Career Advisor

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

I just graduated from fifth form and I am awaiting my CSEC results. I have applied to two universities and have received provisional acceptance at both, pending my achieving the respective entry requirements. My acceptance is for a different programme in each institution. I completed the... Read More

Michael's on top

BY JESSICA TIMOLL Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

Jamaican illustrator Michael Talbot graduated at the top of his class of about 300 at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts this summer, and was named student addressee. Read More

Three awarded for acing GSAT communication task

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

Three students — one from each county — who scored full marks in the Communication Task paper of the 2018 Grade Six Achievement Test have been awarded a share of $125,000 to cover back-to-school expenses as they prepare for high school. Read More

LASCO awards nine girls for GSAT performance

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

A senior high school student had some sobering advice for nine girls about to start that leg of their educational journey this September. Read More



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