Career & Education

Noresia Simms: The Boss' boss

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The executive office in any workplace is imaginatively described as the “engine” of the organisation. There, you will find the executive administrative assistant, otherwise known as the gatekeeper, responsible for the daily management of the... Read More

THE Spanish Court Hotel’s Worthington Conference Centre was the scene last Thursday of an all-day hackathon in which teams of high school and university students competed in web design, app creation, game development and other challenges in observance of International Girls in ICT...... Read More

Jamaican named among most powerful female engineers in US
 Senior software engineer at LinkedIn, Jamaica-born Kamilah Taylor has been ranked at Number 42 on Business Insider's list of the 43 most powerful female engineers in the US for 2017. LinkedIn, a popular social networking site for professionals, has more than 380 million members...... Read More

Staying safe on the Web
With the growing incidence of cyber attacks and the threat they pose to personal identity, health, and safety, the head of Jamaica's Cyber Incident Response team Dr Moniphia Hewling has advised parents and children to be careful about how much personal information they share on the...... Read More

Meadowbrook takes maths competition

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Meadowbrook High School beat a field of over 40 high and junior high schools across the island to win this year's Grade Nine Mathematics Problem-solving competition.Ardenne High and Jamaica College placed second and third respectively.The competition, staged annually by the... Read More

Wheatley shows off women in ICT lead roles

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology used the observance of International Girls in ICT Day on Thursday to not only encourage more girls to pursue careers in the field, but to showcase its own women tech role models.“Please forgive me if I brag today, but I proudly... Read More

Emerging ICT jobs

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

 A few years ago ICT jobs were mostly limited to software developer, programmer, and networking specialist. These days, however, with new technologies emerging at almost lightning speed, new speciality areas keep popping up, leaving hiring managers struggling to define the positions and... Read More

Robert Bermudez confirmed as The UWI's 6th chancellor

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) announced on Friday that Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. Members of the University Council, the institution's highest governing body, accepted the recommendation for his appointment at the Council's annual... Read More

Is a double major worth it?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Dear Career Advisor: I am a fifth form high school student who has the ambition of being an economist with  the island's central bank, Bank of Jamaica. For that reason, I've opted to study economics for both my undergraduate and master's degrees. To increase my marketability for... Read More

Tertiary Scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Elias A Issa ScholarshipTenable at The UWI (management studies) OR UTech, Ja (business administration or hospitality & tourism)Value: Full tuition, books and maintenance allowance for three yearsAge limit: Be under 25 years of age on the 1st of October of the year... Read More

UWI: New chancellor not appointed yet

Friday, April, 21 2017   

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Cumberland High getting help from ministry

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter | Friday, April, 21 2017   

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says the ministry will be working closely with the Cumberland High School in Portmore, St Catherine, to ease the strained relationship between students and staff. Read More

Second success conference this Friday

Sunday, March, 26 2017   

Students and young people from across the island are being invited to participate in a development and leadership programme which the organisers have billed The Success Conference. Read More

15 schools receive Calculation Time awards

Sunday, March, 26 2017   

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) shareholder Marubeni on Thursday awarded 15 primary schools for their commendable performance in the Japanese-developed Mathematics programme called Calculation Time. Read More

Teachers urged to find creative ways to teach maths

Sunday, March, 26 2017   

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid is challenging teachers to find new and creative ways of teaching mathematics to students, including the incorporation of technology. Read More




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