Career & Education

Mathematics policy bearing fruit, says Reid

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

When the National Mathematics Policy Guidelines were introduced in 2013, the Ministry of Education said it was in response to “the unsatisfactory performance of students in mathematics and the low levels of numeracy exhibited by students and graduates of the... Read More

PHOTO: Masters of maths

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

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CAPE students to earn credits

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

Students pursuing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will have an opportunity to earn credits that will be tenable at certain universities on the island, says Education, Youth and Information Minister Ruel Reid. Read More

Talk to your teens about sex

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

The subject of sex has become so widespread that most kids from the age of four or five have already heard the word and many already have an idea of what it means. The purpose of educating your teen on this subject is so that your... Read More

We Love Robotics Too!

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

In a move that school administr ators say will debunk the perception that it can only excel at track and field, Calabar High School is taking steps to have its robotics programme extended into a year-long undertaking. Read More

Rotary champions innovative, inventive careers

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Some 300 third formers from non-traditional high schools in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine will soak up career education tomorrow, as Rotary clubs in the three parishes unite to host Rotary Careers Day 2018 at the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Read More

BPO attracting top professionals — Malahoo Forte

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — St James MP Marlene Malahoo Forte has said that outside of tourism, BPO is the fastest-growing sector in the west and that it is attracting some of the top professionals in the country. Read More

Microsoft gifts Sutherland employees

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Four Sutherland employees received a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they were each presented with a US$1,500 scholarship, courtesy of Microsoft to assist with their university tuition. Read More

Flour Mills introduces two new scholarships

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The Jamaica Flour Mills Foundation has expanded its scholarships to target students who reside in the Kingston 2 communities surrounding its plant in eastern Kingston, and those pursuing studies in the field of baking. Read More

Job spotlight: Materials engineer

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Many people think of manufacturing jobs as dirty with low pay, bad hours, and little opportunity for advancement. In reality, however, manufacturing has become a largely technical and automated field that needs workers with computer, coding, and engineering skills. One... Read More

Trees for Peace extended to April 20

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Schools across the island have until this Friday, April 20, to register for the Trees for Peace Initiative, a plan which will see the planting of gardens dedicated to the resolution of disputes, as well as for relaxation and reflection. Read More

PHOTO — First-time champs

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

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UCC, US-based entrepreneurial and tech firm Opportunity Hub launch OHUB@Jamaica

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has announced the signing of a partnership with North America's leading inclusive, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem building platform Opportunity Hub (OHUB) to provide its signature technology and... Read More

University of Belize introduces four new programmes

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The Board of Trustees of the University of Belize (UB)has announced the addition of four undergraduate programmes effective academic year 2018-2019. Read More

HEART, JFLL, NYS merger shows early signs of labour market success

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

Senior Director of Corporate Planning & Strategic Development at the HEART/Trust/NTA, Nicole Manning, says the merger of the training agency with the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), the National Youth Service (NYS) and the Apprenticeship Board, is... Read More



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