Career & Education

Inspiring Eddie-Ann

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

Phillip Ramson, managing director, Chas E Ramson Limited, and Kathryn Silvera (right), advertising and marketing manager, Foska Oats, walk recipient of the 2019 We Inspire Girls Social Change scholarship, Eddie Ann Gordon through some company business. Gordon, who is about to enter grade... Read More

Canada to diversify int'l student intake

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

CANADA'S new five-year international education strategy is calling for greater diversity, innovation and global ties. Read More

How do I sell myself for a new job?

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

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EduCom awards $2.17 million in scholarships

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

E ighty-six students entering high schools and a range of tertiary institutions across the island have received their share of over $2 million from EduCom Co-operative Credit Union towards their schooling for the 2019/2020 academic... Read More

Teen ACHIEVERS Pt 1

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

As teens ourselves, we celebrate with our peers who performed outstandingly in this year's Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams. We know it was not easy; and just making it through the period of immense pressure from our teachers, parents, and friends is something... Read More

Farm queen at heart

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

As National Farm Queen for 2019, Aniecea Wiggan is eager to serve. Her experience in the field of agriculture has prepared her for the journey, one through which she intends to implement agricultural training centres across the island, while encouraging more and more young... Read More

'Pay back those student loans!'

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Chevening scholar and University of the West Indies graduate Dainalyn Swaby is urging students who benefit from student loans to make the necessary sacrifices to repay so that others can access the facility. Read More

Education or experience — Which is better?

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

The general consensus is that attaining higher education presents one with more employment opportunities. Consequently, the more advanced the accreditation achieved, the more a candidate will have his or her pick of attractive positions. While this is mostly true, there... Read More

Sorry, there is no 'perfect' résumé

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

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'Don't allow poverty to prevent you from achieving'

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

AT the risk of sounding clichéd, a junior banker took the opportunity last week to impress upon a cohort of young people from bauxite mining communities from South Manchester that education is the surest opportunity they will get to improve their lives and those of their families. Read More

Noah Vaughan – Champion Sheep Farmer

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Noah Vaughan has been fond of animals for a long time. His passion for animals, and the fact that his mother is a veterinarian, made his decision to get into farming a no-brainer. Read More

More than just hotels

BY CHERIECE GOLDING Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

TO the untrained eye, some placements under the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Internship Programme could seem like a mismatch, given that not all interns are assigned to hotels or other places of direct hospitality. Read More

Back-to-school guide for teachers

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Our focus at this time of the year is, understandably, trained on getting students, and schools, ready for the start of the new school year. But what about teachers? How do they prepare? Do they even need to? Read More

New principal for St Andrew High

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

The Board of Management of St Andrew High School for Girls announced on Thursday that it has appointed Keeva Ingram as principal effective September 1, 2019. Read More

Is HR robbing me of overtime?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Dear Career Advisor:My work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. My HR Manager says overtime starts at 5:30 pm according to the law because of the one hour for lunch. I want to know if this is true or are they robbing me of an hour? Read More



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