Careers & Education

Jobseekers making good pace through HEART Trust/NTA

THE HEART Trust/NTA has been increasing its efforts to facilitate the employment of its trainees and the hundreds of persons seeking employment through its job placement programmes. During April to December 2014, the HEART Trust/NTA found employment for 3,422 job seekers, which represented 156 per ... Read More

Pretty girls,
all in a row Pretty girls, all in a row
These three beauties from Hillel Academy, from left, Ella McConnell, Emily Vaz, and Leah McConnell, ... Read More

Just say no
Rose Miller (centre), project manager, JN Foundation, chats with (from left) Tajaria Bryan, Sharrona ... Read More

Quit making excuses!
SITUATIONS often occur in our lives which may set us back 10 steps, but at the end of the day our pr ... Read More

Legacy Scholarship application process opens

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Jamaica National Building Society met all its obligations to victim of card fraud but not liable for
theft.

THE Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation and the University of Birmingham have now opened the admission process for the 2015/16 University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship, which is in its second year, will see one Jamaican student being accepted to study for a one-year master's degree in a business-related field at the UK-based institution beginning in October 2015. Saffrey Brown, general manager at the JNBS Foundation, said the ... Read More

80 graduate under Learning for Life programme

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Some of this year’s graduates.

EIGHTY Jamaicans have been certified in bartending and agriculture under the Diageo Learning For Life skills training programme which is held in association with the Heart Trust/NTA. The students graduated on February 19. Cedric Blair, Red Stripe's managing director, said this batch of graduates has pushed Red Stripe's investment in the programme to over $60 million. "We have made this investment simply because we believe we have a duty to inspire our young men and women to greatness. More ... Read More

JMMB supports youth entrepreneurship

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

JMMB supports youth
entrepreneurship

Winning duo Remon Goldbourne and Yanique Dickson show a component of their innovative prototype Digital Farm, to Kim Mair, CEO, Joan Duncan Foundation, and Burchell Whiteman, acting president, UTech at the finals of the Business Model Competition held recently. In a continued commitment to encouraging youth entrepreneurship, the Joan Duncan Foundation, philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, acted as lead sponsor of the competition. JMMB supports youth entrepreneurship --> Read More

50 primary schools set for bathroom upgrades

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Students of the Bois Primary School celebrate the official opening of their
school’s new bathroom facility with, from left in back row: Saffrey Brown,
general manager, Jamaica National Building Society Foundation; Kathleen
Jones, principal Bois Content Primary School and David Mair, executive director,
Food for the Poor Jamaica.

FIFTY primary schools will receive new and upgraded sanitary facilities by the end of May as a result of the Food for the Poor and Ministry of Education sanitary upgrade project. The initiative, which was officially launched recently at Bois Primary School in St Catherine, is also being funded by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation. Andrew Mahfood, chairman of Food for the Poor, said the project will provide low-cost solutions to upgrade sanitary blocks in schools through t ... Read More

15 complete UWI virtual training

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Vice Chancellor Professor E Nigel Harris (left) with some of the
members of the first cohort of the postgraduate diploma in
education programme of the School of Education. The students
are (l-r) Adrian McLennon, Kezia Dixon Campbell, Jomo
Karenga, Derrio Johnson, Robin Clarke, Stacy Witter Bailey and
Gavin Samms, who earned a special award.

FIFTEEN students, the first cohort to complete the postgraduate diploma in education programme of the School of Education, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, facilitated by the Single Virtual University Space (SVUS) were commended by UWI Vice Chancellor Professor E Nigel Harris at a recognition ceremony on February 5. The diploma constitutes part of the master of arts in teaching offered by the School of Education. The group represents the first cohort of a dual-mode pilot in which le ... Read More

UWI competition launch

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

O'Shane Reid (centre), vice president, University of the West Indies (UWI) Guild of Students, explains the annual guild entrepreneurship competition to, from left, Julian Robinson, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining; Yaneek Page, entrepreneur and TV show host; Kadamawe K'nife, lecturer at UWI, and Desmond Mitchell, Pitch consultant at Start-Up Jamaica. The guild competition will see students at the institution having the opportunity to walk away with cas ... Read More

Admiral Bailey slapped with fraud charges

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:21 PM    

Entertainer Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Entertainer Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey was on Monday slapped with several fraud-related charges. Reports are that about 10:30 am, Bailey attended the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) offices and attempted to renew a passport in the name Micheal George Sullivan. During the renewal process his true identity was revealed. He was subsequently detained by investigators from PICA, according to a news release from the Corporate Communications Unit. ... Read More

The importance of business research

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 22, 2015    

The
importance
of business
research

TRYING to land an investment in your start-up business can be an uphill task and usually it's a business pitch that makes or breaks a good deal. As a budding entrepreneur it is important to know that research surrounding your business is paramount if you don't intend to sound dumb in front of a group of investors and business personnel when presenting a business pitch. Kristofferson Nunes, president of the UWI Entrepreneur Builder Club, told Career & Education that presenting a pitch to in ... Read More

Glenmuir wins Rita Marley Foundation competition

Sunday, February 22, 2015    

Xaundre Mohansingh,
Glenmuir’s first place
winner.

CLARENDON'S Glenmuir High beat five other schools to win the inaugural Rita Marley Foundation public speaking competition held on February 12 at the University of the West Indies. The event was part of Bob Marley's 70th earth day celebrations, and is to be an annual affair. "It was very appropriate for us to incorporate a public speaking competition into this year's celebrations as we honour a legendary musician, artiste and songwriter who used positive messages and a remarkable voice to enlig ... Read More

The importance of good communication skills

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Career & Education reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobsrever.com | Sunday, February 22, 2015    

The importance of good
communication skills

IT is said that great communication skills are the ticket to success in the academic and business world, and in the workplace having excellent speaking skills can help you at every stage of your career. Research for development coming out of the University of the West Indies, Mona indicates that equipping students with oral skills to enable them to function in their daily professional lives is critical. This study, Speaking Across the Curriculum, which is led by Dr Ingrid McLaren and Tasheney ... Read More



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