Career & Education

BPO attracting top professionals — Malahoo Forte

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — St James MP Marlene Malahoo Forte has said that outside of tourism, BPO is the fastest-growing sector in the west and that it is attracting some of the top professionals in the country. Read More

Microsoft gifts Sutherland employees

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Four Sutherland employees received a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they were each presented with a US$1,500 scholarship, courtesy of Microsoft to assist with their university tuition. Read More

Flour Mills introduces two new scholarships

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation has expanded its scholarships to target students who reside in the Kingston 2 communities surrounding its plant in eastern Kingston, and those pursuing studies in the field of baking. Read More

Job spotlight: Materials engineer

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Many people think of manufacturing jobs as dirty with low pay, bad hours, and little opportunity for advancement. In reality, however, manufacturing has become a largely technical and automated field that needs workers with computer, coding, and engineering skills. One... Read More

Trees for Peace extended to April 20

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Schools across the island have until this Friday, April 20, to register for the Trees for Peace Initiative, a plan which will see the planting of gardens dedicated to the resolution of disputes, as well as for relaxation and reflection. Read More

PHOTO — First-time champs

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

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UCC, US-based entrepreneurial and tech firm Opportunity Hub launch OHUB@Jamaica

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has announced the signing of a partnership with North America's leading inclusive, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem building platform Opportunity Hub (OHUB) to provide its signature technology and... Read More

University of Belize introduces four new programmes

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The Board of Trustees of the University of Belize (UB)has announced the addition of four undergraduate programmes effective academic year 2018-2019. Read More

HEART, JFLL, NYS merger shows early signs of labour market success

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Senior Director of Corporate Planning & Strategic Development at the HEART/Trust/NTA, Nicole Manning, says the merger of the training agency with the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), the National Youth Service (NYS) and the Apprenticeship Board, is... Read More

Gillespie's growth

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

Growing up in the sunshine city of Portmore, St Catherine, Ramone Gillespie spent most of his free time on street corners with friends where minor misdemeanours occasionally got him into trouble. This, along with his failure to fully maximise his high school years left him feeling... Read More

Credit cards are useful, but...

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

For a recent graduate fresh out of university and in his or her first job, a credit card can be a a helpful financial tool, but only if used wisely and responsibly. Read More

How to read the textbook

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The textbook is a valuable learning instrument. Unfortunately, many students find it daunting and generally leave them untouched. Read More

Charitable Carmen

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The first thing you notice about Carmen Bartlett is her smile. But what the JN Money family will remember most is her passion for making the lives of those around her better. Read More

How do I dress well on a budget?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

Corporate women fête Hope Elliott Memorial scholars

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The fifth cohort of the Hope Elliott Memorial Scholarship — Kalicia Munn and Danielle Samuda of The Queen's School — got the opportunity last Wednesday to sit at the feet of some of Jamaica's leading female corporate figures at a celebratory luncheon in their honour at the Valencia... Read More



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