Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Flying high http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Flying-high_77265 ONE rejection after another is how Selena Chin, then fresh out of the University of Technology, Jamaica with a business administration degree, spent the first eight months of her job hunt. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaican tops UK high school http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Jamaican-tops-UK-high-school_77171 You would probably be hard-pressed to find a Jamaican who cannot recite the gem, “Labour for learning before you grow old, for learning is better than silver and gold. Silver and gold will vanish away but a good education will never decay”. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Immaculate teen bags 11 ones and a two http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Immaculate-teen-bags-11-ones-and-a-two_76255 Extraordinary results require extraordinary effort. That’s the philosophy which 16-year-old Kianna Freeman says catapulted her to an almost perfect transcript, boasting 11 grades one and a grade two earned at the recent Caribbean Examination Council-administered Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate examinations. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: 33 Distinctions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/PHOTO--33-Distinctions_77235 The cohort of 33 Wolmer’s Girls’ students who sat CSEC maths in fourth form last school year and passed with straight ‘A’ profile grade ones Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT MICO hosts 6th special education conference http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/MICO-hosts-6th-special-education-conference_77254 MAJOR issues of concern affecting children with special needs in education were focal points of The Mico University College College Child Assessment and Research (CARE) Centre’s sixth Biennial Special Education Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Thursday and Friday last week. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Profiling the meteorologist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Profiling-the-meteorologist_76545 Jamaica’s near miss of Hurricane Matthew last week and the ensuing discussion in some quarters about the accuracy of the storm’s forecast by trained meterologists has put the science of meteorology into sharp focus. We’ll guide you through what it is, what it takes to qualify you, and how much it pays. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Entire class at Wolmer’s Girls’ gets 1 in CSEC maths http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Entire-class-at-Wolmer-s-Girls--gets-1-in-CSEC-maths_77215 An entire class of 33 students at Wolmer’s Girls’ School has entered fifth form, the traditional exam year, having already bagged grade ones at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics. But more than that, all 33 attained straight ‘A’ profiles, after only one year of preparation. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Engineered for management http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Engineered-for-management_77275 Sandals Resorts International (SRI) recently welcomed its newest batch of management trainees — a group of 10 who all specialise in Engineering and Facilities Management. They have completed a week of training and orientation ahead of their two-year journey in the company’s much sought-after Management Trainee Programme, which is the centrepiece of SRI’s management succession planning strategy and one component of the company’s ongoing efforts to invest in capacitybuilding throughout its operations. Here, the new recruits share camera time with SRI senior executives and training team, including human resource director Ingrid Emmons (back row, centre) and director of business processes and administration Wayne Cummings (left). Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Employ more blind people — Tufton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Employ-more-blind-people---Tufton_77282 Minister of Health Christopher Tufton has urged employers to hire more blind and visually impaired people. Local Education Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT A passion for Maths http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-passion-for-Maths_76643 Aabuthnott Gallimore High School teacher Leesan Salmon has dedicated the last four years of his life to teaching math and he is happy with the results he is now seeing from his students. Local News Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tertiary scholarships for AY 2017 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tertiary-scholarships-for-Academic-Year-2017_76500 • The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships via www.chevening.org/apply from 8 August until 8 November, 2016. Local Education Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT How to increase attention in the classroom http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/How-to-increase-attention-in-the-classroom_76486 Educators know that it is a challenging and frustrating task to keep students’ attention in the classroom. A typical session in high school is 35-40 minutes. Many classes are double sessions, which means that a teacher has to hold students’ interest for over an hour. This is not an easy undertaking. Local Education Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Schools should plant trees — Reid http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Schools-should-plant-trees---Reid_76572 Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid is encouraging educational institutions across the island to plant trees to protect the environment. Local Education Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Extra-curricular strategy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Extra-curricular-strategy_76497 Highly competitive US colleges report that up to 85 per cent of all applicants are academically qualified for their university yet admission rates can be as low as four per cent. So, while grades and courses are the first filter, extra-curricular impact can also be a deciding factor. Local Education Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT MICO goes cashless http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/MICO-goes-cashless_76543 The MICO University College (MUC) will be the first tertiary institution to eliminate the use of cash on its campus. As of this month, over 2000 students enrolled to the more than 180 year old institution will enjoy the convenience of cashless transactions at all major payment points on the campus. Local Education Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Sagicor inspires tertiary students in new project http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sagicor-inspires-tertiary-students-in-new-project_76548 Sagicor Group Jamaica launched its inaugural Inspire Project on Friday, aimed at strengthening the leadership and life skills of some 120 specially selected tertiary-level students. Local Business Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Travel leader calls for urgent investment in Caribbean human resources http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Travel-leader-calls-for-urgent-investment-in-Caribbean-human-resources-------_76493 PUERTO RICO — CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, Gerard ‘Jerry’ Inzerillo, known for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment communities, called for an urgent investment in the next generation of Caribbean travel and tourism leaders in order to elevate service standards within the region. Local Education Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT UTech on show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UTech-on-show_75831 The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its annual open house on Tuesday, showcasing its programme offerings to high school and other prospective students. The proceedings, which included exhibitions, tours, presentations, and career counselling, were held under the theme ‘Find your place at the birthplace of greatness’. A similar event was held in the Montego Bay Town Hall in Sam Sharpe Square on Thursday. Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Managing people the Campari way http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Managing-people-the-Campari-way_75353 J Wray & Nephew, a subsidiary of Italy-based beverage company Gruppo Campari, on Friday started implementation of The Campari Way of People Management, the latest in three leadership development programmes at the spirit manufacturer. Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT St Thomas welcomes first special needs secondary school http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/St-Thomas-welcomes-first-special-needs-secondary-school_75786 After years of having to travel from St Thomas to Kingston to pursue secondary-level education, students with special needs will soon be able to enjoy the convenience of having a school in their own parish with the planned construction of a secondary unit by the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID). Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sandals graduates new batch of trainee managers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sandals-graduates-new-batch-of-trainee-managers_75655 After a two-year journey which saw them working the ranks in every department of the Sandals/ATL Group’s various resorts and companies across the Caribbean, the most recent cohort of Sandals Resorts International’s management trainees have officially shed the trainee title and will now move into management roles. Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT JN School Savers awarded five-year scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JN-School-Savers-awarded-five-year-scholarships_75811 Three 12-year-old students are reaping the rewards of maintaining a savings account in the JN School Savers’ Programme and for their outstanding performance in this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Miss, Ms or Mrs? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Miss--Ms-or-Mrs-_75760 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Little drummer boys http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/PHOTO--Little-drummer-boys_75838 entertained the Norma Darlington 26th Annual Founders’ Day Lecture at Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT FLOW launches EXAM PREP PORTAL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/FLOW-launches-EXAM-PREP-PORTAL_73778 One month into the new school year, Flow has unveiled an e-learning platform, Flow Study, to help students better prepare for the Caribbean Secondary Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) examinations. Local Education Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT