Careers & Education

Students praise Observer CSEC workshop

Educator Sonia Lee makes a point to students during an English Language session at the CSEC workshop organised by the Jamaica Observer at the Herbert
Morrison Technical High School on Sunday. (PHOTOS: PHILLIP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Scores of students who turned out at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay for the final of several islandwide CSEC workshops organised by the Jamaica Observer, have described the day's event as largely fulfilling. During the Montego Bay leg of the ... Read More

White, Adjudah top admin professionals for 2015
RISK Manager at the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica Limited (EXIM Bank) Odean White and admin ... Read More

The York Castle High team — Kadijah Cox (left), Michael Miller (second left) and Danmar Clarke (centre) — collect their Champion's cash prize of $300,000 from
Lois Sherwood, Chairman, Restaurant Associates Ltd and Richard Lake, Group CEO. York Castle wins!
YORK Castle High walked away with the champion's trophy and $300,000 as winner of the 2014-2015 seas ... Read More

Brenda Lee Martin (centre), vice-president, Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited, join Ardenne
High School sixth form students Pablo Grant and Désirée McKenzie as they display the symbolic
cheque for $100,000 which they won for dominating the secondary division of the 2015 Sagicor
UTech National Debating Championship earlier this month. UWI, Ardenne named Sagicor-UTech national debate champions
THE University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, and Ardenne High School debated their way to top hono ... Read More

Do not lie on your résumé

Carolyn Marie SMITH | Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Dear career advisor, I am applying for a job, the advertisement for which asks for experience at a level above my current job title. Is it OK to change my job title on my résumé to match what they are asking for? CMS Dear CMS, It is very important that every detail on your résumé be accurate and honestly convey your abilities and achievements. Do not be tempted to embellish your qualification or experience. It is a matter of integrity. Your employer or prospective ... Read More

University grads must have a skill — guild president-elect

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Davianne Tucker, president-elect of the
Guild of Students at the University of the
West Indies, Mona.

DAVIANNE Tucker, 22-year-old president-elect of the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, plans to introduce some ambitious initiatives when she takes her seat next academic year. "The overarching objective I want my team to achieve in the upcoming academic year is a new style of advocacy, leadership, and development through innovative strategies (plus) foster(ing) a real partnership with the students," she told Career & Education in an interview last week. Mo ... Read More

'Alpha' teacher wins tech prize

BY RACQUEL PORTER Career & Education writer | Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Jennifer Grant, director of
Zed Jamaica (second
left), presents the Zed-
Makeyla top teacher
award to teacherlibrarian
at Convent of
Mercy Academy, Hopplin
Thompson (centre), while
(from left) Carlton Grant,
managing director of Zed
Jamaica; Julian
Robinson, minister of
state in the Ministry of
Science Technology
Energy and Mining; and
Mark Wile, vice-president
at RenWeb International
smile for the camera.

TEACHER-LIBRARIAN at Convent of Mercy Academy 'Alpha' Hopplin Thompson is the winner of this year's Zed-Makeyla Technology Award for creative use of the classroom management software, RenWeb. A teacher-librarian is a certified teacher who also has training in librarianship. Hopplin, who received the award at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday, beat out a field of 19 to win the top prize. The four runners-up were D Evans of Holy Childhood High, Maud Patterson of St Elizabeth Technical, Christ ... Read More

Pay increase for early childhood teachers

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites (file photo)

TEACHERS in the early childhood sector will be receiving a 15 per cent increase in allowance in two tranches this financial year. Portfolio Minister Ronald Thwaites made the announcement in the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in Parliament last Wednesday, where he pointed out that an increase of a similar amount was effected last year. Sticking to the format of sectoral debates, Thwaites presented a string of tasks his ministry achieved in the past year, as well as the targets set for this year. The a ... Read More

NCU students give to Mandeville hospital

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Northern Caribbean University campus

A group of communication studies students at Northern Caribbean University donated two nebulisers, five glucometers, a blood pressure machine and a microwave to the Accident and Emergency Department of Mandeville Regional Hospital last week. The donation was made possible with the support of sponsors and fund-raising activities and formed part of the Group Dynamics and Leadership class, which has a social outreach component. Course facilitator Noreen Daley says she visited the hospital with he ... Read More


Sunday, April 19, 2015    


Philanthropist Lascelles Chin presents one of 14 copies of the book The Genius of China by Robert Temple to Ann Marie Francis-Bailey, Executive Secretary of the Jamaica Library Service (JLS), as part of his continuing contribution to the nation's libraries. He also donated copies of 1421 The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies, for a total of 28 books; one copy of each title for each parish library. The presentation was done at the JLS head office in Kingston. Genius --> Read More

Go-to guide for tertiary scholarships

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Cuba/Jamaica Bilateral Programme and Cuba/Caricom Scholarship Programme Available for undergraduate and graduate degrees in: * Accounting * Agronomy * Architecture * Computer Science * Computer Eng * Economics * Education * Engineering * Languages * Medicine * Nursing * Pharmacy * Physical Education * Psychology Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Programme Available for studies at the master's or doctoral level in the UK, New Zealand, India, as well as Japan and Mexico ... Read More

'Fluency in Spanish a tremendous asset'

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic Alfredo Stefan interacts with a group of Spanish students from
Excelsior High School, at the Spanish Immersion Day last Wednesday at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Tom
Redcam Drive. (PHOTO: JIS)

THE Ministry of Education last week reiterated its appeal for students to become fluent in Spanish, describing it a "tremendous asset" which will open up scholarship and employment opportunities in the region and internationally. To that end, education minister Ronald Thwaites, who was addressing some 200 students at a Spanish Immersion Day staged by the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation on Wednesday, April 15, at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Drive, said Jamaica needs to be ... Read More

LASCO pays CSEC fees for 11

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

Two recipients of the LASCO MoneyGram donation, Holy Childhood High School students Alicia Bailey
(third left) and Sashona Bryan (fourth right) are joined by their mothers (fourth left and third left) as
well as their guidance counsellors Angelica Dalrymple-McCallum (left) and Heather Jackson (right)
and Nadine Hinds of Parkington Paediatrics.

ELEVEN students from Kingston Technical, Holy Childhood, Greater Portmore, Christiana, Black River and Central high schools will be able to take three extra subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams in May/June this year, thanks to LASCO MoneyGram. The company paid nearly $100,000 in total to cover the fees for the additional subjects. Government pays for all students to sit maths and English, but according to a company representative, in most cases the students in ... Read More

Professional win

Sunday, April 19, 2015    

All-Island Boss of the Year Odean White (left) -- risk manager at the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica Limited -- and All-Island Administrative Professional Inderia Adjudah -- administrator at the University of the West Indies Western Campus -- pose with their trophies after being declared winners at Mandeville Hotel in Manchester. (PHOTO: COURTESY JAAP) Professional win --> Read More



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