Career & Education

Hundreds to experience university in PCJ/UTech internship programme

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and the University of Technology, Jamaica on Thursday launched an internship programme they say is designed to afford young people between 18 and 35 years old the opportunity at a pre-university experience. Read More

Damian Cain: Survival of the fittest

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

When Damian Cain left his home and family in Goshen, St Elizabeth, for Kingston over a decade ago in search of better opportunities for himself and his family, little did he realise that his journey would be one requiring the survival of the fittest. He remembers... Read More

A hole in one

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Organiser of the Jamaica Pro Golf League Series 2018 Major Desmon Brown may just have found himself the first Jamaicans who will qualify for the PGA Tour Latin America Golf Tournament among the 19 Harbour View Primary School students he guided through an introduction to... Read More

Father extends farming legacy with $5-m Red Stripe/JNSBL loan

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

For 69-year-old Antonio Porter, farming is a legacy, a way of life he inherited from his father, and one that he will be able to pass on to his children, thanks to a new partnership between Red Stripe and Jamaica National Small Business Loan (JNSBL). With the approval... Read More

George Headley grab second consecutive hold of Western Union Primary Schools' Debate title

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

“ As we said in the semi-finals, we were going to take home the trophy. And so we did. So said, so done.” Read More

Celebrating success

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

As happens each year when the results are announced, prep and primary schools across the island are swept up in a wave of emotions, ranging from joy and relief to disappointment. This year was no different, except that it represents the last time Jamaican students will... Read More

Apply for EU-funded scholarships, delegation urges

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The European Union delegation in Jamaica is drumming up interest in the range of tertiary scholarships available under the Erasmus Mundus programme. Read More

Courts Jamaica scholarships open

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Furniture and applicance retailer Courts Jamaica on Friday announced the opening of the 2018 application season for its annual customer scholarship programme branded 'Dare to Dream'. Read More

How to keep your child actively learning in summer

Karla Hylton | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The summer break is almost here, where teachers will bid farewell to their charges and nervous parents take over the challenge of keeping them physically and cognitively engaged. Read More

Students credit JN programme with setting them on career path

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Some tertiary students are reporting that they only fine-tuned their career goals after being immersed in a marketing programme led by one of the island's leading commercial banks. Read More

The UWI hosts Chancellor's Week

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

For one week in July, thousands of alumni, students, staff and guests from across the Caribbean and the wider globe are expected to converge at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus for a week of activities hosted by Chancellor Robert Bermudez. Read More

Newstead Primary harvests victory at 2018 LASCO REAP Awards

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Newstead Primary School has bagged the 2017-2018 LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) competition, taking home 10 brand-new computers and a $100,000 cash prize for its effort. Read More

Committed to the best care

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Since its transition to a full-time school in 2016, Best Care Special Education School has been working assiduously to ensure its students are adequately prepared for the world. Read More

British Council teams up with Women's Centre Foundation

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

In a stated intention to advance the issue of gender equity in education with a view to demonstrating how engaging youths contributes to a more egalitarian education system for the advancement of both boys and girls, the British Council took on supporting the Women's... Read More

Over 100 project managers trained

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

More than 100 project managers across various government ministries, departments and agencies have so far been trained in the use of the Public Sector Investment Management System (PIMS) with plans to train 400 more. Read More



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