Career & Education

Cassava farming: breathing life into Plantation Gardens

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

LUSH vegetation covers the St Thomas countryside south of the easterly flowing Plantain Garden River. Farming is the order of the day for men and women living in the community named for the river, which allows them to put food on the table for their families. One such resident is 59-year old... Read More

Good debt versus bad debt

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Jamaicans are generally raised to believe that they should avoid debt at all costs, but this approach may not necessarily be the smartest. Read More

Civics contest to encourage student engagement in Wisconsin

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — The Wisconsin Newspaper Association is sponsoring a new civics contests for high schools across the state to encourage students to participate in local and state politics, at a time when older adults are outpacing younger adults in... Read More

New law promotes civics education in US public schools

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) — A new state law encourages civics education in public schools with the goal of giving students a better understanding of how the nation's political system works and their place in it. Read More

Six in-demand jobs for 2020

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

To say the job market is changing rapidly is a gross undertstatement of the facts. A report by the World Economic Forum asserts that technological advances and demographic changes may lead to the loss of about five million jobs — mostly administrative and white-collar office positions... Read More

Three Jamaicans to get top CXC awards for 2018

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Three Jamaicans are to receive the region's top awards based on their performance in the 2018 sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council administered high school exit exams. Read More

PEP talk for Allman Town Primary

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Grade six students at Allman Town Primary School should be better psychologically prepared to sit the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) assessment early next year, following a recent motivational intervention by a team from JN Fund Managers, led by managing director Allan Lewis. Read More

Group says millions of Pakistani girls deprived of education

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Millions of girls in Pakistan are still out of school, mostly because the government spends less money on education, a leading international rights group said last Tuesday — a dire warning that follows Prime Minister Imran Khan's promises to offer... Read More

This is for you,dad

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

WHILE many Jamaicans were ringing in the start of 2018 with merriment and best wishes for the new year, 23-year-old university student Shameel Brown was mourning the loss of her father. And two Fridays ago, while some of her classmates at The University of the West Indies, Mona celebrated their... Read More

HEART introduces new GIS courses

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The HEART Trust/NTA on Tuesday announced the release of new courses in geographic information systems (GIS) that are expected to significantly improve GIS training and certification locally. Read More

Reid hails CMU for training 21stcentury workforce

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has commended the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) for its commitment to training a highly skilled workforce to meet the needs of the labour market in the 21st century. Read More

Hundreds descend on Canada education fair

BY RACQUEL PORTER Career & Education reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Scholarships and other forms of finanical assistance were foremost on the minds of hundreds of students from high schools across the island who descended on the Canadian college and university fair at Spanish Court's Worthington, last Monday and... Read More

Jevaughn Gordon is 2018 St Catherine

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

JUST one week after St Jago High School successfully argued to win the debate competition on retroactive reparatory justice for African enslavement, one of its students, Jevaughn Gordon, emerged the winner of the Junior Councilors Debating contest and was last Tuesday robed 2018 Junior Mayor of... Read More

Our children are worth celebrating everyday

Karla Hylton | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

The fast-approaching Christmas season — a time for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ — has got me thinking about celebrations in general, and it occured to me how entrenched they are in our culture and how much value and interest they add to our lives. Read More

The pursuit of a singing career

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Starting a career in the music industry — where jobs range from the technical to the creative, from business and legal to therapy and coaching — can be daunting, but it can be as fulfilling, awe-inspiring, profitable, and purpose-driven as any other career... Read More



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