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Encouraging self-belief this new year

Karla Hylton | Sunday, January, 5 2020    

The new year, pregnant with its promises, hopes, dreams, and aspirations, is the perfect time to encourage our children to believe in themselves and what they are capable of achieving. Read More

Top careers for 2020 and beyond

Sunday, January, 5 2020    

A changing world, currently exemplified by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is changing the way we experience life. Read More

What is an associate degree?

Sunday, January, 5 2020    

An associate is a two-year college degree offered at most community colleges, technical colleges, vocational schools, and some four-year universities. Associate's degrees, which have been popular for the last 20 years, translate to the first two years of a bachelor's degree (freshman and... Read More

How to avoid office burn-out

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 5 2020    

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A passion for paper craft

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

At a glance, anyone can tell that Nakeeta Nembhard is a stylish creative. Judging from the way in which she arranges her bouncy bob hairstyle, to her well-tailored suits and varying shades of matte lipsticks to complement her outfits, she looks like her own human... Read More

Meadowbrook High wins Best Robot Design

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

ATLANTA, Georgia — Meadowbrook High School's robotics team has won one of five top awards presented at the 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance FIRST LEGO Regional Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

American Friends donates US$20,000 to parents of Seward Primary and Junior High

BY RUDDY ALLEN Career & Education writer allenrjamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

In their thrust to continue supporting Jamaican charitable organisations and social initiatives, The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), a not-for-profit organisation, has donated US$20,000 grant to the Parenting Group of Seaward Primary and Junior High School, to aid in... Read More

Who you are online often matters more than who you are on your résumé

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

It wasn't that long ago when, to get all the background info you required on a job candidate, one had to use some serious journalistic or detective skills. Then, a recruiter had to make several phone calls to query an applicant's résumé and interview declarations. But... Read More

How to set winning goals for 2020 and beyond

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

It's that time of the year when many people will be making lists of New Year's resolutions. By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something; or the quality of being determined or resolute. Read More

New Year's resolutions from students around the world

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

New Year's resolutions are very much a love or hate thing. Some people love the idea of setting goals and seeing them coming to fruition over the course of a year. Others scoff at the concept, believing it to be a waste of time and effort. Read More

PISA 2018 results (Vol 2): Where all students can succeed

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

The principle that every person has a fair chance to improve his or her life, whatever his or her personal circumstances, lies at the heart of democratic political and economic institutions. Ensuring that all students have access to the best educational opportunities is... Read More

In the blood

Sunday, December, 22 2019    

Agriculture is critical to the development of any nation, and Jamaica is no exception. And while the youth are the future of agriculture and food security, many young people do not see agriculture as an attractive or lucrative profession. Read More

Christmas around the world

Sunday, December, 22 2019    

Christmas traditions around the world are diverse, but they share key traits that often involve themes of light, evergreens and hope. Probably the most celebrated holiday in the world, our modern Christmas is a product of hundreds of years of both secular and religious... Read More

Building future-ready children

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, December, 22 2019    

A s we approach 2020, it is evident that the future will be quite different than our present circumstances. The infusion of technology into our daily lives will be all-encompassing. Be prepared for widespread smart homes, autonomous cars, increasing... Read More

Can I skip the office party?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, December, 22 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:I have had a great first year after graduation working at this, my dream job. I am grateful for the opportunity as I'm part of an excellent team. However, an office party has been planned for the entire organisation, but I'd prefer not to attend... Read More


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