Careers & Education

Waterford High's innovators

Proud teacher Tera Rankine (standing right) and principal Cecile
Bernard (standing centre) with members of the school’s
Science and Environmental Club (seated from left): Tiana
Prendergast, Sasha Daley, Shanique Gyles, Mackayla
Lawrence, and Kemo Anderson (standing left).

WATERFORD High School may not be known for too many major non-academic achievements, but what the St Catherine institution is quickly becoming recognised for is its interesting array of natural products, made from scratch, by the eager hands of the enthusiastic students of the Science and Environmen ... Read More

Nacore Stewart, the JN
Wise Aspiring Youth (JN
WAY) Exceptional
Ambassador for 2015.
WELLINGTON) Exceptional!
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Brown's Town Community College student Nacore Stewart has topped a field of 30 terti ... Read More

Where to look for jobs
Dear Career Advisor, Where can I find available jobs? Janel S Dear Janel S.: Jobs are everywhere ... Read More

Yanique Simpson,
Customer Care
Specialist with CB
Foods, helps two
students with their
assignments. Teachers for a day
IN an increasingly competitive job market, it's never too early to begin thinking about your career. ... Read More

MSBM is Best of Chamber

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Management Professor Densil Williams is all smiles
after accepting the “Best of Chamber (Small Enterprise)” at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Annual
Awards ceremony on May 14, 2015.

THE Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies has been awarded Best of Chamber (Small Enterprise) by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC). The award, which was announced at the JCC's Annual Awards ceremony on May 14, is bestowed on "an outstanding member company that has met the highest level of sector performance and best practices in the areas of corporate leadership, product and service quality, human resource development, marketing innovation, corpo ... Read More

The pursuit of happiness

BY NICOLE NATION Observer writer | Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Melodee Stanley-Melbourne

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." THE line above is from a 1920 poem written by Robert Frost, entitled The Road Not Taken. It refers to the unconventional path in life; the new and untrodden route, which, though unfamiliar, leads to success and self-fulfillment. Several doctors may be able to relate to Frost as, though they have embarked on a traditional career path, many are actively trying to strike a balance betwee ... Read More


Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Georgia Hunter is a picture of concentration during one of her classes on electrical installation at
Operation Friendship.

AUNT and niece duo Georgia and Kadian Hunter from McGregor Gardens in Vineyard Town, Kingston, are looking forward to full-time careers as electricians. They are both enrolled in the HEART/NTA electrical installation course at Operation Friendship in Kingston, which is sponsored by Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and Jamaica Public Service under the Step Up project. For Georgia, a 43-year-old mother of a 20-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son, neither age nor sex is a barrier to h ... Read More

WLI trains teachers to spot child sex abuse

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Eva Lewis (2nd right), chairman of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), with
(from left) Herma McRae, deputy chairman, WLI Advocacy & Health Committee;
Rosealee Gage-Grey, CEO, Child Development Agency; Lezanne Azan, chairman,
WLI Advocacy & Health Committee; Lola Fong-Wright, director, talent
management, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Winsome Wilkins,
CEO, United Way of Jamaica at the WLI’s fourth annual Prevention of Child
Sexual Abuse workshop at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last Wednesday, May 20.

THE Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) has added 25 to the number of people it has trained to detect and prevent sexual abuse of children. The fourth annual Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse workshop, hosted at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last Wednesday, saw the entire staff of the Voluntary Organisation for the Upliftment of Children (VOUCH) -- teachers at the basic school as well as the nursery and ancillary staff -- trained under the theme "Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children" programme. ... Read More

We did it!

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

On stage with his colleague principals, Colleen
Montague of Wolmer's Girls' School (left) and Lorna
Downie of Wolmer’s Prep, Dr Walton Small of
Wolmer’s Boys’ School celebrates the completion of
the school auditorium at a ceremony to declare it
open on Thursday. The previous facility was
destroyed by fire 24 years ago.

On stage with his colleague principals, Colleen Montague of Wolmer's Girls' School (left) and Lorna Downie of Wolmer's Prep, Dr Walton Small of Wolmer's Boys' School celebrates the completion of the school auditorium at a ceremony to declare it open on Thursday. The previous facility was destroyed by fire 24 years ago. (PHOTOS: ASTON SPAULDING) We did it! --> Read More

J'can High Commission hosts literary event this weekend

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

LONDON, England -- The Jamaican High Commission here will host its second literary afternoon at the Waterlow Park in Camden this Saturday, May 30. The four featured writers -- Deanne Heron, Necola Hall -- Norma Gregory Dave Neita are all UK-based and of Jamaican heritage. This will be Heron's second appearance at the event, reading entertaining excerpts from Pardner Money Stories. Born in Jamaica, she came to live in England in 1967 and trained as a counsellor and foster carer. Her fictional ... Read More

Canada helping to equip C'bbean labour force

Sunday, May 24, 2015    

Canada Flag

CANADA is working with the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to ensure that the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) is built on internationally benchmarked standards and will gain global recognition similar to that country's Red Seal certification. According to Robert Ready, High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, this is a critical step in ensuring that Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates in the region can secure employment. He implores countries in the region to reco ... Read More

Profiling the Jamaica Youth Ambassador

Sunday, May 17, 2015    


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. TERISA THOMPSON Jamaica Youth Ambassador - Caricom Terisa is the runner-up in the 2013 Miss Kingston and St Andrew Festival Queen ... Read More

CMI students intern at Tryall Club

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large, Western bureau | Sunday, May 17, 2015    

Interns Leo Hyman (left) and Joseph Harmond (right) listen keenly as Tryall Club engineer Gavin
Panther demonstrates how to install a golf cart engine during the recent internship programme at
the property.

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. "A bit nervous was my first reaction to interning at the Tryall Club," Harmond said. He had never worked on golf ca ... Read More

A Baby Grand Affair

Sunday, May 17, 2015    

It must be our priority to protect our children. These future officers from the
Baby Grand Early Childhood Institution in State Gardens celebrate both Career
and Child’s Day on Friday, May 15, 2015. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

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 as they came to school dressed as firemen, nurses, doctors, pilots, policemen, soldiers, pastors, sailors, dancers, athletes. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Read More



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