Career & Education

Believe everything is possible, 'Sasco' tells kids

BY CHERIECE GOLDING Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

BEFORE the successes he has been reaping as a recording artiste, “Agent Sasco” struggled with fear and self-doubt.“[When I was in primary school] I believed everything was possible, and so I used to dream a lot. But when I started high school I developed the wrong habits... Read More

Parents, show more appreciation, less criticism

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

One of the most common problems I have found in families is that we tend to criticise others rather than show appreciation. Many parents are too critical of their children and this always does more harm than good. Read More

Rhodes Scholarships closing soon

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Applications for the 2020 Rhodes Scholarships for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean are closing in two weeks — on September 30.Details may be accessed online at www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply. Read More

Odelle Simon: Farming his way to success

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Concerned about the high unemployment rate in his community, Odelle Simon decided to pursue a career in farming.At age 25 he has three farms and is in his second year at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland. Read More

Teen ACHIEVERS Pt 2

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Last week we highlighted some of our peers who excelled in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. This week, we celebrate a handful of those who shone in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). They are indeed worthy of recognition as, though... Read More

How does HR calculate my vacation leave?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Dear Career Advisor: Read More

Adapt or die...the Kodak lesson

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

The laws of nature apply in the jungles of Africa as much as they do in the concrete jungle, aka the corporate workplace. Recent business history is littered with the obituaries of market-leading companies that snubbed or embraced new technologies and processes. Two companies come... Read More

Pre-University grads make mark

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Perhaps the best test of an institution of learning is the quality of its graduates. Read More

PHOTO: Airborne!

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Mariah Morgan (centre), a final-year economics and statistics major at The University of the West Indies, Mona, won AEROTEL's 40th anniversary essay competition and is presented here with her prize of two airline tickets by corporate communications manager of the Jamaica Civil Aviation... Read More

$600m in exam fees for PATH students

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

More than $600 million has been allocated by the Education, Youth and Information Ministry to pay examination fees for high school students who are on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), next year. Read More

JWN Foundation to share $17m among 275 students

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

WITH individual awards ranging in value from $25,000 at the secondary level to $450,000 at the tertiary level, J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation has pledged to award 275 students in communities in proximity to its operations at Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth, New Yarmouth Estate in... Read More

Words to know for your first year of college

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

A student's first year of university or college can be an exciting but also intense time of transition. There's a new campus to get used to, friends to make, passions to discover, and new words to learn. Read More

A tale of two passions

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

WHEN Roshedo Williams isn't in class at the University of Technology, Jamaica, where she is pursuing a law degree, she's running a farm in Hartland District, St Catherine. Read More

JN to award 37 PEP scholarships next week

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

JN Foundation announced on Thursday that it will be be awarding five-year scholarships to 37 students who performed well at the inaugural sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The awards reception is scheduled for Sunday, September 8. Read More

The secret to effective student-teacher

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

School is just about to resume and some parents and students may be anxious about the new school year, the prospect of a new school, and new teachers. Read More



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