Career & Education

Leaving the comfort of the 9-5 to become a life insurance advisor

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

There is a common myth which prevails that the standard 9-5 is the best path to achieve career success. For Anita Chong, however, making the leap from a desk job in the finance industry, then on to becoming her own boss as an insurance advisor has been much more... Read More

Computer engineer or technician?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 3 2017    

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Back-to-school apps

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

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Trainee teachers to have ICT as part of core competencies

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says it is moving to optimise schools' output through greater use of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching. Read More

Former JIS employee heads to Reading University on Chevening award

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

For her first three years at Wolmer's High School for Girls, Shari-Ann Palmer would struggle to maintain passing grades. Read More

J Wray & Nephew Foundation awards $11.7m worth of scholarships

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 31 2017    

A medical physicist in training and a marine engineer student were among 65 recipients of $11.7 million worth of scholarships from the J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation on Tuesday. Read More

Manager of the Year

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

She is a fighter; one who is determined to succeed despite life's challenges. Among her peers she is viewed as a survivor and as the epitome of a strong leader. It was therefore no surprise that Shaneca Campbell landed the title of Manager of the Year 2016 at Sandals Montego Bay's staff... Read More

Hope for Airy Castle

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

With just weeks to go before the 2017-2018 school year begins, Airy Castle Primary School in St Thomas is working hard to have things returned to normal. Read More

Be awesome!

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Comedic entertainer Owen “Blakka” Ellis put on his educator hat last Wednesday when he urged students awarded Burger King scholarships to shun negative influences as they strive for academic excellence. Read More

Help us!

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Residents of Inverness in St Ann have launched a fund-raising programme to raise $200,000 to provide assistance to students in the community who arehaving challenges with meeting their back-to-school expenses. Read More

Is a bachelor's degree right for YOU?

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Is a bachelor's degree the only 'good' option after high school? Read More

National mentorship scheme plans well advanced — Green

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

State minister for education, youth and information Floyd Green says plans are in an advanced stage for the creation of an all-island national mentorship scheme. Read More

Free customer service course starts tomorrow

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The HEART Trust/NTA and RE School of Education and Technology (RESET) have undertaken to train 250 people in customer service skills over the next three weeks. Read More

How to build a thriving classroom environment

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, August, 27 2017    

The new school year is fast approaching, and as educators we need to consider methods of fostering or of improving a positive learning environment. In my almost two decades of teaching, I have come to recognise the value of the educational climate in deepening student... Read More

St Elizabeth school uses bus for classroom

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Marie Cole Memorial Primary School, in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, established in 1968, has outgrown its capacity and is in urgent need of new and refurbished classrooms. The school was originally built to accommodate 170 students; however, the student population has now grown to... Read More



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