Career & Education

House or car? Which should I buy first?

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

M any a young person have undoubtedly asked themselves at some point whether they should buy a house first, or a car. Read More

Dr Reginald Blake wins US award

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Professor of Physics at The City University of New York (CUNY) Dr Reginald Blake is among 140 individuals and organisations in the United States honoured with presidential awards for excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for the... Read More

Child month committee awards 16 top achievers from non-traditional schools

BY CHERRIES WILES Career & Education writer wilesc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

It was difficult for students and well-wishers to hold back their tears at the fifth staging of the National Child Month Committee's (NCMC) annual Youth Academic Achievement Awards ceremony a week and a half ago, when 16 of the top students from non-traditional high... Read More

NEO hosts job placement workshop this week

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) Jamaica, in conjunction with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), will be hosting a three-day job placement workshop for professionals from HEART Trust/NTA, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, D&G Foundation, and... Read More

I think I was unfairly dismissed, what are my rights?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

Children's mental health needs care too

Karla Hylton | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

We take our children to the doctor for vaccinations, check-ups, colds, rashes and all manner of physical ailments. And it is relatively easy to identify their's physical needs for such things as food, clothing and shelter. Yet, as parents, we do not... Read More

PetroCaribe places nearly 150 interns

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

The PetroCaribe Development Fund has announced that it has placed close to 100 secondary and tertiary students at various public sector entities across the island, under the first phase of its summer employment programme, being executed in the month of... Read More

Stacey Taylor: changing the way we teach maths

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The moment students enter Stacey Taylor's classroom, they know they are in for something new and different.There is catchy pop music, and there are movies and games. Read More

What black parents must do this summer

Dr Jawanza Kunjufu | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Guest contributor Dr Jawanza Kunjufu doesn't believe schools should be closed for the summer, and posits that even when they are, students should be engaged in educational pursuits for the duration of the period. This, he says, is to close the achievement gap between ... Read More

Reinvent your résumé: 3 ways to build around your personal brand

Dr Hume Johnson | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

So you've dug through your old files to find that résumé that you have not looked at since you landed your last job a while ago. You've dusted it off and are now ready to shake up your career and thrust yourself into the hunt for new and better job opportunities. You want to land that... Read More

Have what it takes to be a manager?

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Aspiring Ainsley just passed his 90-day probation at an entry-level job and schedules a meeting with HR to ask where he can apply for a manager position. Ambitious or delusional? Who knows, maybe a bit of both! But it begs the question: How do you know if you are management material? What are... Read More

Wolmer's Boys' claims road safety competition

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Wolmer's Boys' School claimed the inaugural Jamaica Driver and Traffic Safety school banner competition mounted by Grennell's Driving School as part of its 10th annual expo at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre two weeks ago. Read More

UCC to offer CXC associate degrees in historic franchise agreement

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and regional external examination body Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) have entered into a partnership agreement that will see UCC offering CXC associate degrees (ADs). Read More

Alliance Française appoints new head

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The Alliance Française de la Jamaïque has announced its appointment of a new executive director in the person of Marie-Noëlle Brunot. Read More



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