Career & Education

From intern to manager

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

For branch development manager with responsibility for JMMB's Santa Cruz and Junction locations, Andre Bromfield, summer jobs were a routine way of spending the holidays while attending Munro College. But on his mother's advice, he stepped things up a notch while pursuing his Bachelor of... Read More

Break the 'bruk-pocket' culture

BY JOVANEY ASHMAN Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Personal financial strategist Kenisha Mais is encouraging Government and parents, to tackle the 'bruk pocket' culture sweeping the nation by teaching children the importance of money management, as early as kindergarten. Read More

Teaching the youth

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

It was Dennis Waitley, an American motivational speaker, who once said that the greatest gifts you can give children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Read More

UCC to broadcast courses on readytv

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has announced new initiatives to utilise information andcommunication technology (ICT) to deliver more courses and programmes to a larger number of learners in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Read More

Bar Association honours Anderson, Mahfood, White

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The Jamaican Bar Association has honoured three of its legal luminaries — Justice (Ret'd) Roy Anderson CD, Richard Mahfood QC, and Dorcas White — for their sterling contribution to the practice of law in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Read More

Mentors add value to a child's life

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Parents have a huge impact on a child's life. However, there are other adults who can also be positive role models for your child, particularly those who are disadvantaged in terms of parental support. They are called mentors. A mentor is a caring and... Read More

Kasey Williams, Patricia Lawrence first recipients of CAST scholarship

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

Port Antonio, PORTLAND — Kasey Williams and Patricia Lawrence are the first recipients of the Chief Apostle Stanley Taylor (CAST) Memorial Fund Scholarship, presented to them at the Linnette Williams Multi-Purpose Hall here two Saturdays ago. Read More

'No excuses not to learn!'

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The graduation season may effectively be over and high school may be behind them, but that doesn't mean learning is finished. Read More

7 letters to use in your job search

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

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Natalie wins!

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Critical Care nurse at Cornwall Regional Hospital Natalie Hylton Levy recovered from her third-place finish last year to cop the 2017 Nurse of the Year award at the Jamaica Pegasus on Friday. Read More

In love with volunteerism

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

He has been received by Queen Elizabeth II and has won endorsement from the Governor General, but those experiences pale in comparison to the time he volunteered at a nursing home in St Mary. Read More

Summer of code

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Some 30 young girls from six different primary schools in Kingston & St Andrew have been spending their summer learning to write computer programs and studying animation. Read More

Guidance counsellors to tour Canadian schools

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Four guidance counsellors from Jamaica and one each from Cayman and the Bahamas will tour eight universities and colleges in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick early next month. Read More

How to write an application letter that gets noticed — Pt 2

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Dear Tabia:As indicated last week, this second of our two-part response will look at the content of your letter as well as its layout and organisation. Read More

$20-m scholarship for culinary teachers

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Four hundred and fifty Jamaican culinary educators from secondary and tertiary institutions have been awarded scholarships for skills training totalling $20 million. Read More



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