Career & Education

Penwood High resumes Open Day, showcases students' work

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education writer folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

After over two decades of not staging the event, Penwood High School has revived its annual Open Day to showcase work done by talented students. Read More

Rita Marley Foundation Essay Competition now open

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

The Rita Marley Foundation has announced that the closing date for entries in its essay competition is June 4. Read More

St Patrick's Foundation raising funds online

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

St Patrick's Foundation has launched an online campaign to raise funds to support its skills training initiatives. Read More

iCreate/UCC graduate 1st cohort

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

The iCreate Institute hosted the closing ceremony and graduation for its first cohort of 2018 last Thursday, awarding over 100 young people with creative certificates and diplomas. Read More

Sandals resorts open hands, hearts to 400 on Teachers' Day

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Knowing it's the only day of the year they can truly call their own, Sandals and Beaches Resorts treated over 400 educators to a luxury-included day at their resorts for Teachers' Day. Sandals and Beaches resorts in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril and Whitehouse,... Read More

St Michael's Primary students 'eat up' nutrition

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

In recent weeks, students attending St Michael's Primary School in central Kingston have been leaving no leftovers from their lunch, following the introduction of new and nutritious ways of preparing meals at the canteen. Read More

Basic guidelines to polish your résumé

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Dear Georgia R:As promised in our last edition, this week we will provide you with some basic guidelines that will help you, as well as other readers, in polishing your résumé. Read More

In mommy's shoes

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Like mother, like daughter; the apple doesn't fall far from the tree — truisms which signal that a mother's influence on her children is undeniable. Wittingly or unwittingly, many little girls grow up exhibiting their mothers' traits and adopting their habits. Read More

Professor Dale Webber appointed next principal of The UWI Mona

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellery announced on Friday that Professor Dale Webber, current Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research has been appointed principal of the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Read More

Rainforest treats Iris Gelly teachers

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

The staff at Iris Gelly Primary School is accustomed to paying their own way to enjoy themselves on Teachers' Day. Read More

What kind of parent are you?

By Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

'Authoritative' and 'authoritarian' are words that may easily be confused as they relate to parenting styles. They sound similar, but differ drastically in meaning. They are different approaches to parenting with generally different outcomes, just as the words 'punishment' and 'discipline' are... Read More

Seabed Authority offers Russian marine training programme

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Russian research and development company JSC Yuzhmorgeologiya has opened six slots for candidates from developing States under its 2018 contractor training programme, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has announced. Read More

Read to me!

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Since the programme started in 2003, the goal of Read Across Jamaica Day has been to foster a love of reading among children and thereby increase literacy rates. The programme facilitates the collection and distribution of books to schools, but the highlight is the... Read More

Shantae Shand is off to Lafayette

By FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

SHANTAE Shand firmly believes that her faith in God contributed to her academic success throughout her school years. A proud beneficiary through the AIM Higher Foundation, her outstanding performance landed her a US$300,000 scholarship to do a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at... Read More

Allydia Mills pays it forward

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

ASPIRING chartered accountant Allydia Mills, 25, wasn't always confident that she would fulfil her life and career goals. As a youngster from humble beginnings and the third of four daughters to her trying parents, Mills grew up between the areas of Waterhouse and Waltham Gardens in Kingston. Read More



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