Career & Education

Norman Hall is the man

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

BETWEEN November and December last year, close to 180 pickleball enthusiasts and pros transformed the tennis courts of Sandals South Coast for not one but two pickleball tournaments: Surf and Turf and Jammin' in Jamaica. Read More

Migration, cultural diversity, inequalities in living standards require education reform — expert

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

INTERNATIONAL migration continues to grow on a scale never seen before, bringing with it social and cultural diversity, and inequalities in living standards. At the same time, the world has seen a sharp rise in terrorism, threats of war, populist politics and significant lack of... Read More

CXC trains teachers for green engineering subject

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Educators from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are in the island for a week-long capacity building project intended to improve their delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Green Engineering syllabus. Read More

UWI celebrates 70 years

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will today host an inter-faith service at The UWI Chapel on the Mona campus to kick-start the celebration of its 70th anniversary.The service begins at 9:15 am. Read More

How do I transition back to my 9-to-5?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

What's a Bombo?

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The American news media was in a tizzy this past week about a word that, with the replacement of the initial vowel, and a different context, would not be strange to Jamaican ears — Bombo...as in bombogenesis.It ought to be the word of the year. Read More

Job Spotlight: Forest Firefighter

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

This is one hot, emergency response career!Recently, emergency crews have been struggling to battle the many fires raging across California. But how exactly do you start a career as a forest firefighter? Read More

Deadline for praedial larceny essay, poster competition extended

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has extended the deadline for entries to its essay and poster competitions.Students now have until midnight on Wednesday, February 28, to make their submissions. Read More

Scholarships & education jobs

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

1Vocational Training Development Institute is offering full tuition scholarships for the Associate Degree in Entertainment and Events Management — a programme that runs on a part-time basis for 27 months, including summers. Read More

Consistent effort, not cramming the night before exams, reaps rewards

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The secret to academic success lies in how well our kids study. It has always been my opinion that one does not need to study harder or for longer hours. Instead, one needs to study smarter. It is a matter of quality rather than quantity. An hour or two a day is usually... Read More

Marine training spots available in Belgium

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

Five candidates from developing countries that are members of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) are being offered marine training opportunities, starting this summer.They are: Read More

6 of the best gifts for teachers

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

You may have missed the Christmas gift-giving window, but how refreshing to start the new school term off in your favourite teacher's good graces! Read More

Refining your résumé and cover letter in 2018

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

If making a career change is among your professional development goals for 2018, it is vitally important that your documents are crafted in order to at least get you in the door for an interview. Read More

Caecilius Edwards: A barber and a fisherman

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

For most of his life, Caecilius Edwards wanted to own a boat. He got that chance when he finished second in the 2016 edition of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle, which was held at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Read More

Merry Christmas in 17 languages

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

Saying 'Merry Christmas' in your own language is so 19th century. The greeting itself is said to have originated in 1699 when an English admiral used it in an informal letter. The phrase then appeared in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol... Read More



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