Career & Education

Immaculate, Avery!

WHEN Avery Barnett graduated fifth form in July, she already had more subjects than a typical sixth former at the end of two years. And by the time exam results were published last month, she had doubled her previous tally. Read More

Wrath of God?
... Read More

JN scholars urged to be agents of change
Forty-one outstanding students in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test were awarded five-year bursaries at the JN Foundation awards.This year represented the highest number since the inception of the JN Scholarship Programme in 1983.... Read More

Wanted: Trained cybersecurity professionals
In the face of the increasing prevalence, sophistication and impact of cybercrimes, technology companies need to offer more training and certification courses to students to close the existing talent/skills gap of cybersecurity professionals and enable the growing...... Read More

Literacy programme

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

More than 400 deaf students in primary and secondary schools are to benefit from a US$2.7-million project aimed at increasing their literacy levels. Read More

First Union Foundation awards 12 'Buss A Yute' scholarships

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

As part of its corporate social responsibility the First Union Financial Group, through its foundation, has developed an initiative, the “Buss A Yute” scholarship programme. Read More

Ja urged to adopt Singapore math model

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PR1ME mathematics specialist from Singapore Kelly Lim Kai Ling says that Jamaica could become a world leader in mathematics by adopting the teaching methods of the south-eastern Asian country. Read More

164 families join Marley for Education family

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

It's back-to-school time again and the Marley for Education 2017 Programme is helping to ease the pressure for 164 families from Kingston, St Andrew and St Ann. Read More

Core skills training opens to secondary

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

The British Council announced on Friday that it is opening its Core Skills for Teachers Workshops to secondary schools. Read More

5 tips to get the best recommendations for college

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

If you're in upper six, then you should be putting the finishing touches on your college applications. These applications are the culmination of years of hard work, and they need to highlight all your strengths. One of the ways to play up your talents is to submit... Read More

I was fired unfairly. What can I do?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Dear Career Advisor:I have a situation I would like some advice on. I was hired on a year's contract by a local financial entity as a relief loans officer. The contract commenced on November 4, 2016 and was scheduled to end November 7, 2017. Read More

One in every four Jamaican employees disengaged — survey

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Following on its National Employee Engagement Report which found that only 41.5 per cent of Jamaican workers are actively engaged while on the job, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will be staging the inaugural Employee Engagement Conference with a view to increasing the... Read More

Wolmer's Boys' formalises mentorship programme

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Relating to other males without resorting to verbal or physical violence; treating others with respect; and withstanding great — even brutal — levels of peer pressure. These are the most urgent reasons today's teenaged boys are in need of strong, positive... Read More

Local refrigeration technicians gain international qualification

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

SIX employees of local firm Geddes Refrigeration Limited have been awarded the City and Guilds of London Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, following a three-month supervisory level course. Read More

When do I qualify for overtime pay?

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Dear Career Advisor,I have a question. What is the stipulated number of hours that an employer can legally require an employee to work before they are entitled to overtime?Kind regards,Sasha  Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon