Career & Education

Felecia Allen-Myers' rise from intern to group butler manager at SRI

Thirteen years ago Felicia Allen-Myers was an intern at Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa. She was pursuing studies in hospitality and tourism management at Knox Community College and was happy to receive exposure and experience in her chosen field. Little did she know that in a few years, she... Read More

One day left to apply for 2018-2019 Hubert H Humphrey fellowship
The Embassy of the United States of America in Jamaica is reminding suitably qualified persons interested in participating in the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program that applications close at midnight tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017. ... Read More

Applications for Chevening 2018-2019 now open
The three-month application period for Chevening scholarships and fellowships for acdemic year 2018-2019 is open,Deadline for submission is November 7, 2017.... Read More

Improved showing for non-traditional CXC subjects
THE less traditional subjects have shown marked improvement in the May/June 2017 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).... Read More

Real estate traders urged to keep up with laws

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The Real Estate Board/the Commission of Strata Corporations is urging its members to keep current with their real estate training, especially as regards compliance with the Proceeds of Crime Act. Read More

Sixth-form engineering pilot to begin September

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

City & Guilds in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will offer an engineering qualification to sixth-form students at selected schools, in a pilot project starting in the upcoming academic year. Read More

Opportunities abound Guidance counsellors report on eight-school Canada tour

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Met and exceeded.That's the report Caribbean guidance counsellors who went on a week-long tour of Canadian institutions of higher learning at the start of the month give when asked how their expectations matched their experience. Read More

3 STEM careers that let you work from home

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

STEM careers that let you work from home are more abundant and in a wider variety of industries than most people realise. All they need is you! Registered Nurse Read More

Should I really tell a recruiter my weaknesses?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:Two questions that often feature in job interviews are:1. What are your weaknesses?2. Tell us about yourself. Read More

PHOTO: Here's to you!

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

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Atlanta Jamaica Association awards 13 scholarships

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) has awarded 13 academic scholarships to university students from Jamaica and those of Jamaican heritage living in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

SPISE 2017 wraps

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

The sixth iteration of the annual Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) came to a close last weekend, with students from across the Caribbean demonstrating their newly acquired skills in robotics, renewable energy and computer programming. Read More

Flourishing

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Sunday, July 9, 2017 was a memorable day for Ajani Smith and Quhana Phillips, not only because they were part of Padmore Primary School's graduating class, but because during the ceremony that day, they were surprised with news that they were hand-picked by principal Keisha Hayle to be awarded... Read More

From awardee to employee

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

The success of 24-year-old Delano Mighty seemed secure from his early years. His propensity for academics and zeal for high achievement from his time at primary school sent the signal that this young man was to be more than ordinary. Read More

Experiential learning key in Canadian universities

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

TORONTO, Canada — It's a phrase Jamaican guidance counsellors have been hearing often on their eight-school tour of Ontario and New Brunswick this week — experiential learning. Read More



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