Career & Education

Defying the odds: From homeless waif to executive agent

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

AT the tender age of nine, instead of getting ready for school like many other children her age, Lorraine Younger would wake up every morning before the crack of dawn and walk miles by herself from Ocho Rios to the farmlands just outside Fern Gully. She would make this journey on foot to milk... Read More

60 receive training for BPO sector

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

SOME 60 young people from Kingston and its environs are now being trained over a three-week period through a partnership between the Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited (MMS)-owned Institute for Workforce Education & Development (IWED), an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) and... Read More

Cari-Med awards staff

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

CARI-MED had its annual staff awards function on Friday, January 19 at the company's Lady Musgrave Road, St Andrew offices. Here are some highlights. Read More

Forum acknowledges Sir Arthur Lewis' contribution to development

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

SIR Arthur Lewis said it, and it's being said again: Economic transformation and social development require an integrated alliance between state policy, private capital and the social capital and research generated by universities. Read More

Mico calls alumni to action

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

THE Mico University College Alumni Association has relaunched its Kingston & St Andrew chapter to mobilise past students to action. Read More

Call for Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum across C'bean

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

GROS-ISLET, St Lucia — A call is being made for the integration of a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum across the Caribbean, which is expected to cause young people to delay their first sexual encounters. Read More

Chevaugn Robinson: A rewarding career in IT

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

A career in information technology (IT) can be rewarding and lucrative. In fact, it is one of the top 10 highest paying jobs in the world. In 2017, it was ranked at number three by Career Addict, one of the leading online career and employment sites. Read More

UTech student innovators win big at hackathon

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

AFTER 48 hours of gruelling coding, research, and frequent cups of coffee, UTech's team of three – Javel Wilson, Kerron Hutton and ReSean Gordon — walked away with the top prize of $108,000 and other prizes at QualityHacks, the first 48-hour hackathon to be held in Jamaica for... Read More

She's a smooth (machine) operator

By RACQUEL PORTER Career & Education reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

WHEN the cosmetology class at Denbigh High School in Clarendon was filled to capacity in 2012, Jahneisha Edwards had to choose between mechanical engineering and electrical installation. Edwards, 21, chose mechanical engineering, and being the only girl in the class, she wasn't taken seriously... Read More

Be your child's parent, not a best friend

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

IT is a misconception that a parent can be a child's best friend. Friends are a group of people that generally have the same ideas and notions about life and are considered equals. Children and adults almost always have different ideas about what they should be doing, and are certainly not... Read More

UWI honours first Vice-Chancellor, Sir Arthur Lewis

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

THE University of the West Indies (UWI) has declared January 23 'W Arthur Lewis Day', as it celebrates its 70th anniversary. Read More

A turn for the best

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

CHRISTOPHER Clarke knows exactly what he wants, and at 25, the air-conditioning technician at Sandals Montego Bay is being groomed for a long, steady and successful career in engineering. Read More

Kimone Montique: A mission to serve

By FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

GREENHEART International ambassador Kimone Montique is a ray of hope for her hometown of Whithorn in Westmoreland. The Hampton School past student has been doing charity projects since 2013, and in December partnered with Greenheart International and philanthropists from Branson, Missouri, to... Read More

Digital literacy certification for marginalised youth

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

OVER 50 marginalised youth from inner-city communities in Kingston were conferred with certification in Microsoft digital literacy during a graduation ceremony at St Theresa Catholic Church in Kingston recently. Read More

PHOTO: PwC awards scholarships

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

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