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 Profiling the Jamaica Youth Ambassador http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Profiling-the-Jamaica-Youth-Ambassador_18891256 LAST week we featured Andre Marriott-Blake, one of the six Jamaican young people appointed as youth ambassadors for 2015-2017. This week we introduce the other ambassadors who received their instruments of appointment from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at King's House on May 7. You'll get an idea of who they are and how they qualified for such lofty offices. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT CMI students intern at Tryall Club http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CMI-students-intern-at-Tryall-Club_18939405 TRYALL, Hanover — Despite having experience in retrofitting cobra head street lights and training students to install Light Emitting Diode (LED) tube lights, Joseph Harmond, a student engineer at Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), admits he was apprehensive when selected for an internship programme at Tryall Club, the prestigious country club resort in this western parish. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT A Baby Grand Affair http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-Baby-Grand-Affair Baby Grand Early Childhood Institution in State Gardens, off Washington Boulevard in Kingston, staged its career day on Friday. Students depicted a range of careers Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:05:05 GMT Art fellowships at Edna for NYS grads http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Art-fellowships-at-Edna-for-NYS-grads_18945301 IN two weeks, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts will begin recruiting from this year's graduates of the National Youth Service (NYS) for the award of six art fellowship grants. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ground broken for dorms at JC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Ground-broken-for-dorms-at-JC-_18945514 JAMAICA College Foundation broke ground at the Hope Road campus of the all-boys high school on Thursday for a dormitory building with a capacity of 60-70 students. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT ICAJ, UWI offer Masters scholarship in accounting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/ICAJ--UWI-offer-Masters-scholarship-in-accounting_18939580 THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) have teamed up to offer a full tuition scholarship to a student accepted into the Masters in accounting programme for September 2015. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT UTech grads bag Canadian scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UTech-grads-bag-Canadian-scholarships_18939425 FINAL year computer science undergraduate at the University of Technology (UTech) Gilroy Gordon, and Oneal Anguin, who graduated from the programme in 2010, have been awarded the inaugural Canadian Queen Elizabeth II (QES) Diamond Jubilee scholarship to pursue Masters degrees in Computing and Data Analytics (MCDA). Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT What should I ask the interviewer? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/What-should-I-ask-the-interviewer-_18945240 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bout of laughter http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Bout-of-laughter Barbara Gloudon, OJ, OD, had Bruce Lyn, retired financial advisor, in a bout of laughter at Sagicor’s annual Retirees Luncheon at the Pegasus Hotel on Wednesday. Gloudon was the guest speaker. She spoke about community services in the inner-city and solicited help from corporate companies in that regard. (PHOTO COURTESY SAGICOR) Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:31 GMT $400,000 for Theodora project http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-400-000-for-Theodora-project_18945308 THE National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) Committee in association with the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) presented just over $400,000 to the Theodora Foundation on Thursday. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Tablet tales http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tablet-tales_18924086 Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education, reads a story from a tablet to students of St Joseph's Infant School in downtown Kingston, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 which was celebrated as Read Across Jamaica Day. St Joseph's Infant School is one of six pre-primary schools and 38 educational institutions where students were issued with tablets under the Tablets in Schools Pilot Project. The Project is being implemented by e-Learning Jamaica Company Ltd (e-LJam) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) and the Universal Service Fund. e-LJam is an agency of MSTEM. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Electrical Power Engineering degree http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Electrical-Power-Engineering-degree-_18945219 Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald (seated left) and JPS President and CEO, Kelly Tomblin (seated right) sign the Memorandum of Understanding signifying a partnership between the UWI's Mona School of Engineering (MSE) and the JPS Foundation on Tuesday. Witnessing the signing are Head of the MSE and Deputy Dean in the UWI Faculty of Science and Technology, Dr Paul Aiken (standing left) and Manager of the JPS Foundation, Nathelie Taylor. JPS, through the JPS Foundation, will provide support for a new Bachelor of Science in Electrical Power Engineering programme, to include curriculum development, the provision of technical and training support, and the facilitation of an internship programme. Local Education Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT New classrooms for Balaclava High http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-classrooms-for-Balaclava-High_18945295 Member of Parliament (MP) for North East St Elizabeth Raymond Pryce said he welcomes the construction of eight classrooms at the Balaclava High School, which will lead to the institution being taken off the double shift system come this September. Local News Sat, 16 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Greater integration of TVET in general education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Greater-integration-of-TVET-in-general-education_18936251 THE days when Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was limited to only to technical high schools and new secondary high schools are over. Local News Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Seven for Rita Marley Foundation essay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Seven-for-Rita-Marley-Foundation-essay_18898837 THE Rita Marley Foundation has launched its second annual essay competition, with a total of seven high schools participating. Local Education Sun, 10 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Social networks can make or break your career http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Social-networks-can-make-or-break-your-career-_18898323 In an era of increased Internet use, the way you uses technology will also have an impact on employment prospects as employers are going to take advantage of mobile apps and video interviews to screen candidates. Local Education Sun, 10 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Manufacturing jobs jump by 10 per cent http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Manufacturing-jobs-jump-by-10-per-cent_18857788 THE sectors that grew the most in terms of number of people employed between January 2014 to January 2015 were 'Manufacturing' and 'Transport, Storage and Communication', according to information published by the Ministry of Labour. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Senior citizens complete computer training course http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Senior-citizens-complete-computer-training-course_18857779 SEVENTEEN senior citizens from Montego Bay graduated a week ago from a computer training course designed by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) to assist members to use its online banking service. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT ‘The moment art really connected for me’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-The-moment-art-really-connected-for-me-_18857765 TWENTY-four budding visual artists from the American International School of Kingston (AISK) swept the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) visual arts competition on March 29, earning the Summit Award for the Top School. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Celebration http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Celebration_18863040 Colourful blue and yellow balloons are released into the air in symbolic celebration of the launch of EduCom Cooperative Credit Union Limited, last Thursday. The credit union, which is a merger of the AAMM and UWI (Mona) credit unions, is the fifth largest in Jamaica, with an asset base of over $5.4 billion and membership of over 27,000. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sandals Corporate University principal gets international award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Sandals-Corporate-University-principal-gets-international-award_18849993 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Principal of Sandals Corporate University (SCU) Dr Phillip Brown, was among six people recently honoured by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) for outstanding leadership in hospitality training and education. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT A promotion is not an entitlement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-promotion-is-not-an-entitlement_18850251 Dear Career Advisor, Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT For the love of reading http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/For-the-love-of-reading_18857817 WASHINGTON, DC — The Read Across Jamaica Foundation (RAJF), a non-profit organisation promoting literacy across Jamaica, is seeking to raise US$3,000 by May 18 to buy and distribute books to Jamaican schools. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Your phone could disqualify you from CSEC exams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Your-phone-could-disqualify-you-from-CSEC-exams_18797732 CLAREMONT, St Ann — Educator Sonia Lee has warned students who will be sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams this May/June that if they are caught with cellphones during the exams, they will be disqualified. Local Education Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'A cut above the rest' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-A-cut-above-the-rest-_18849924 IT is not a traditional high school, but that has not been a deterrent for students attending Old Harbour High, who consistently perform well academically, and excel in sports, the performing arts and other extra-curricular activities. Local News Fri, 01 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT