Career & Education

Jamaica increases presence among emerging global leaders in US

ROBINSON...if it’s to be, it’s up to me

THE US Embassy in Kingston announced on Wednesday that Anna-Kim Robinson, programme manager of Respect Jamaica, has been granted a White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps (EGLI-Atlas Corps) Fellowship which will see her working with a human rights organisation in President Obama&r ... Read More

COTTEREL...I have loved fashion since I was a child Khajay Cotterell:
ONE doesn’t have to look far to realise that stereotypes about gender roles are still pervasiv ... Read More

Teen moms trained for career development
SOME 480 adolescent mothers from the Women’s Centre Foundation will be exposed to sessions on ... Read More

Chairman of the National Commercial Bank Foundation, Thalia Lyn (right), with Manager of Group Corporate Communications at the bank, Belinda Williams (centre) and Director of the Foundation, Stuart Reid. $11 million for POA, POB
THE National Commercial Bank Foundation on Wednesday presented the Ministry of Education with over $ ... Read More

Involved students are invested students

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Shirley Davis

IN the first two parts of this series on accountability, a great deal of discussion was held around the levels of educational accountability by the school and parents. Now it’s time to address the student. We acknowledge that all three are key to a forward path, overall student success and outstanding university placement. Making students accountable for their own success isn’t easy, but colleagues and parents have some tried and true approaches to help them step up to the plate and ... Read More

UWI Research Days Feb 17-19

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

MCDONALD... innovation is a tool of growth

USING the example of the university’s success with cannabis research, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald has urged the regional institution to be more innovative in its quest to contribute to national and regional development. Against the background of the launch last week of UWI Mona Research Days 2016 — slated for February 17 to 19 under the theme ‘Driving Development through Research and Innovati ... Read More

Become an entrepreneur

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

NEW DELHI, India — In this photograph taken on October 28, 2015, Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a ‘town-hall’ meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi.

FOR enterprising STEM students who want to change the world, becoming an entrepreneur is the way of the future. Entrepreneurs are the people who give us life-changing technology and inventions. Think: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, Alan Schaaf of Imgur, and Brittany Laughlin of gtrot. They have enormous ideas, but they’re also focused on managing risk, accelerating growth, and moving toward the Next Big Thing. Want to become an entrepreneur? Start by thinking like one. These tips will ... Read More

Library users to access labour market data

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites signs the Memorandum of Understanding between the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) and the Labour Market Information System, much to the delight of JLS Director General Karen Barton (seated) and JLS Public Relations and Marketing Officer Kimberly Whilby McLaughlin.

ALTHOUGH employers now have various media through which they can post job vacancies, many Jamaicans are unable to access the information often advertised in new media. According to Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dr Fenton Ferguson, only about 40 per cent of the country’s population has Internet coverage. This limits poor people’s access to employment opportunities posted in new media. But this is about to change, in light of the initiative launched by the Jamaica Library ... Read More

Don’t fear failing, young entrepreneur tells students

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Brando Hayden (right) general manager of JN Fund Managers presents Kearon Stenn-Brown, teacher at St George’s College, with a tablet. Student members of the St George’s Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs shared in the occasion.

YOUNG Jamaicans who follow their passion when choosing a career will achieve more than those who focus more on their fear of failure, states 21-year-old entrepreneur Nicholas Kee, who has been following his passion since he started coding at age 12. “The number one question you are asked is ‘What do you want to do in the future?’ And, try to think about what you would want to do now... Start with what you want to learn. If you are interested in cars, you can go to the Jamaica- ... Read More

How do I deal with annoying co-workers?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Carolyn Marie SMITH

Dear Career Advisor: I have a situation at work that seems to be getting out of control. There are five of us in the section of the office at which I work but two of them are annoying the daylights out of me. One sits directly behind me and she is constantly forwarding Whatsapp messages to me and has a habit of taking her personal calls on speakerphone. The main culprit acts like he knows everything and constantly butts into my conversations and answers direct questions others were asked befo ... Read More

ZIKV clean-up

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Boys of Mount Olivet Primary in Manchester cleared the schoolyard of excess shrubbery yesterday, in preparation for National Clean-up Day.

Students and teachers of Mount Olivet Primary School in Manchester were busy clearing the schoolyard of overgrown shrubs on Thursday, a day ahead of the national cleanup day for schools, in light of the Zika virus threat. (Photos: Michael Gordon) Read More

PHOTO: Road safety queens

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Miss Universe Jamaica and National Road Safety Council Ambassador Sharlene Rädlein (second left) is flanked by students of The Hampton School in St Elizabeth (from left) Nicosha Neil, Janice Thomas and Sashan Brown, at the school on Friday, January 29. Rädlein visited to counsel students about the importance of safe road use.

Miss Universe Jamaica and National Road Safety Council Ambassador Sharlene Rädlein (second left) is flanked by students of The Hampton School in St Elizabeth (from left) Nicosha Neil, Janice Thomas and Sashan Brown, at the school on Friday, January 29. Rädlein visited to counsel students about the importance of safe road use. (Photo: Clarence Williams) Read More

Lennon High School student wins fashion technology competition

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN Career Education writer | Sunday, January 31, 2016    

Students model the pieces designed and produced by the 10 participating schools during a one-week camp last summer.

THE tears streaming down Danique Reid’s face as she jumped up and down while gripping the model wearing her design told of the joy that consumed the Lennon High School student. It was Friday, January 23 and she had just been named winner of the two-day WorldSkills Jamaica Fashion Technology Competition for regions five and six. The attendees inside the Garmex Heart Academy auditorium erupted in cheers and every eye in the room danced over her. “I am overwhelmed!” she told the ... Read More

Jamaican tops world in GCE math

Sunday, January 31, 2016    

(From left) Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Peter Beckingham, Achsah Wildish, head prefect of BWIC, and vice-principal Anthony Wilkinson.

THE Brayton Hall Auditorium at British West Indies Collegiate (BWIC) erupted in ear-splitting cheers when it was announced at a special event two Thursdays ago that the University of Cambridge International Examination Board had named sixth form student Achsah Wildish “Top in the World” for her performance in Advanced Subsidiary-Level mathematics. AS mathematics is an advanced course that is equivalent to three modules of the complete six at the Advanced Level. “She not only ... Read More



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