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 Fiona's Flourish http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Fiona-s-Flourish_19220217 WE see altruism in many forms every day: big companies throwing money at young athletes to purchase gear; doctors embarking on health care drives; service clubs building schools and libraries in communities. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT New UTech fee jerks students http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-UTech-fee-jerks-students_19220546 CLAUDINE Campbell, a student at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), may not be able to begin what would be her final year of study in school. General News Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT EduFocal awards top users http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/EduFocal-awards-top-users_19220259 SOCIAL learning website EduFocal on Wednesday awarded Danielle Lindo and Tyrese Bryan with $30,000 each for being the top users of its Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) programmes, respectively. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT The best place to work in Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-best-place-to-work-in-Jamaica_19220150 Identifying a place of employment is just as important as choosing a career path. Some of the things to consider are: Does the position pay well? Are there opportunities for career advancement? Is there on-the-job training? What is the staff trun-over rate? We thought we'd gauge the perceived attractiveness of corporate and Government bodies by asking university students where they would most want to work and why. Their answers will interest you. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT NCB names Kevon Stewart top boy for 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/NCB-names-Kevon-Stewart-top-boy-for-2015_19220484 EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kevon Stewart is like a king among his queens. The Campion College graduate is the only male to have been awarded a National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation Scholarship for 2015. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Patrenia Williams is NCB's top girl 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Patrenia-Williams-is-NCB-s-top-girl-2015_19220506 WHEN Patrenia Williams received a letter from one of Jamaica's leading financial institutions that she had not been short-listed for a scholarship it was offering, she felt admittedly down-trodden. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT UTech launches business education association http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UTech-launches-business-education-association_19158006 THE business and computer studies programme in the School of Technical and Vocational Education at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has launched a Business Education Association to support the development of business education in Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT IDB, UWI build project management skills of CSOs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IDB--UWI-build-project-management-skills-of-CSOs_19220169 THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have partnered to build the project management skills of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Jamaica. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Samsung Smart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Samsung-Smart_19153524 (From left) Karen Gardner, sales manager at Samsung Electronics; Gary Masters, president of the Quest Preparatory School Parent- Teachers' Association; and Lesmar McClean, principal of the school, supervise students using computers in the newly opened resource room called Samsung Smart School Classroom. The room was outfitted by Samsung at an estimated cost of US$20,000, and is part of the prize package for Quest's win last year of the Samsung Cup Youth Football tournament. Local Education Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lavois' Legacy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Lavois--Legacy_19219331 TWENTY-TWO year old Lavois Cruickshank is the recipient of the 2015 University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'It can be done' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-It-can-be-done-_19219335 'DEDICATION' was the one word that surfaced again and again when the Jamaica Observer spoke with teachers and administrative staff at Ensom City Primary School in Spanish Town about the reason behind the school's phenomenal Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scores this year. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT IDB funds study on early childhood learning http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IDB-funds-study-on-early-childhood-learning_19219333 THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is funding the second phase of JA KIDS: Evaluation of Early Learning Environments, a national birth cohort study of Jamaican children which will evaluate the early childhood learning environments which impact the nation's children. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Explaining why you got fired http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Explaining-why-you-got-fired_19219329 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Doctors: Big bucks to be had from medical, dental education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Doctors--Big-bucks-to-be-had-from-medical--dental-education_19219337 SOME of Jamaica's top medical professionals are convinced that the island would benefit immensely from being a hub of medical and dental education. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Triumph! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Triumph-_19219340 FRIDAY, July 3 was the dawn of a new era for the board members, administrators and students of Triumphant Basic School in Montpelier, St James. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT MICO Gold Medal Awards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/MICO-Gold-Medal-Awards_19219025 THE Mico University College staged its biennial awards ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus on July 11. The awards, which started in 1923, recognise the sterling contributions its distinguished graduates have made to the institution and the nation at large in politics and government; schools and organisations; entrepreneurship and varying professions. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT 19-y-o Spanish Town youth wins at Jamaica Film Festival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/19-y-o-Spanish--Town-youth-wins-at-Jamaica-Film-Festival_19218790 WITH a steady arm, a Samsung Galaxy S3 and self-taught editing skills, amateur movie-maker Hodeano Dixon produced a three-minute movie and copped the top prize in Digicel's Mobile Movie category of the Jamaica Film Festival awards. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Parade Gardens kids summer camp http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Parade-Gardens-kids-summer-camp-_19219332 Children from Parade Gardens in downtown Kingston who participated in the JPS-sponsored Energy Saving Camp at the STEM Centre in the community from June 29 to July 10 show off their certificates of participation. The centre, a project of GraceKennedy which opened in November last year, will host another camp from July 27-31, this time focusing on science, technology and innovation. It will be sponsored by the Science and Technology Education Unit of the Scientific Research Council. The camp will be free of cost and will target inner-city youth between the ages of 8 and 12 currently living in or attending primary schools in the Parade Gardens area. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Teaching the youth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Teaching-the-youth_19219343 TEACH the Youth, the annual summer outreach project of the University of Technology, Jamaica's Students' Union Council, is off to a good start with the enrolment of more than 600 students from five communities in Kingston and St Andrew. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT JTA awards 350 teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/JTA-awards-350-teachers_19219347 IN recognition of their efforts to make winners out of ordinary people and to enrich the lives of their students, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) awarded some 351 educators at its annual Golden Torch Award held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, two Thursdays ago. Local Education Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Deleen Powell — The pretty face of pig farming http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Deleen-Powell---The-pretty-face-of-pig-farming_19152928 DELEEN Powell has her dream job. She is public relations officer at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). But the pretty, well-spoken, 30-year-old university graduate is also a farmer with a drove of 40 pigs she calls her biggest priority. Local Education Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Observer writer presented to Queen Elizabeth II http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Observer-writer-presented-to-Queen-Elizabeth-II_19158451 NICOLE Nation and Jerome Cowans knew months beforehand that they were going to Buckingham Palace to be presented to Queen Elizabeth II, but nothing could have prepared them for the experience. Local Education Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rhodes scholars take on rural schools http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Rhodes-scholars-take-on-rural-schools_19198047 STARTING tomorrow, more than 90 students from four non-traditional high schools in rural Jamaica will be immersed in an intensive Rhodes Scholar-supported boot camp intended to improve their competence in maths and English at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level. Local Education Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rory Marsh wins 2015 Young Entrepreneur Award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Rory-Marsh-wins-2015-Young-Entrepreneur-Award-_19135026 OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Realtor Rory Marsh was recently declared winner of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Young Entrepreneur Award. Local Education Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Red Stripe welcomes summer interns http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Red-Stripe-welcomes-summer-interns_19157885 BEER-brewing giants Red Stripe has deployed more than 20 university students across various departments related to their field of study as part of its summer internship programme. Local Education Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT