Career & Education

UCC partners with TGL to offer professional training in sales

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

COMMENCING March 2018, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will offer professional development courses in sales, in partnership with Think Grow Lead (TGL) School of Sales and Sales Management. Read More

Is teamwork overrated?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Dear Career Advisor,One of my New Year's resolutions is to make some personal improvement in my work performance, specifically in the area of teamwork for which I received a very low assessment from my supervisor. Read More

SEBI issues application call for accelerator programme

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

THE Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), a project of the JN Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has issued a call for applications from social enterprises and social entrepreneurs to participate in its new eight-month Accelerator... Read More

Students encouraged to enter Toyota art contest

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

HER dream of travelling to Japan came true for 10-year-old Athalia Clarke last August. The Queen's Prep student had entered her artwork depicting a Leaf Car as her vision of a car for the future, in the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, and she emerged the winner in her age group category. In the... Read More

'Too hard for girls': IT student defies Vietnam's gender norms

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

HANOI, Vietnam (AFP) — Just a short three years ago, Pham Thu Huong had no email address, no Facebook account, and no time ever spent at the internet cafes that sprout like weeds around Vietnam. In fact, she had almost never laid her hands on a computer. Read More

How a Taipei school for the visually impaired is helping make Microsoft Windows even more accessible

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) —Shen Yan-lin can mix music by computer. His fingers whip across the panel of a smartphone from app to app, changing settings at the same high speed. The faithful Windows user who studied PCs mostly by himself just wants more precision when using Narrator, a... Read More

Literacy, numeracy results show girls outmastering boys

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

A total of 232 private schools with a sitting population of 4,365 students had 89.1 per cent mastery in the 2017 Grade Four Numeracy exams, compared to 64 per cent of the total public school students who achieved mastery. Nine point eight per cent of the private school students achieved... Read More

Sought-after primary schools top grade 4 literacy, numeracy

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

JESSIE Ripoll, Windward Road, Excelsior and St Richard's Primary, four of the more sought-after primary schools in the Corporate Area, topped the 2017 Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Kingston and St Andrew, with over 90 per cent of their students achieving mastery in both... Read More

Mico working towards full university status

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

PRO-CHANCELLOR of The Mico University College, Professor Neville Ying, says the teacher-training institution is far advanced in its plans to become a full university. Read More

Project in progress to detail history of Jamaican parishes

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

THE histories of four Jamaican parishes have been completed and electronically published on the Parish Histories of Jamaica website at:www.http://historyjamaica.org. Read More

Simone Folkes has a passion for tourism

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

SHE lives by the following mantra: “Your smile is your logo, your personality your business card, and how you leave people feeling after an experience or encounter becomes your trademark”. At the age of 24, Simone Folkes continues to make tremendous strides in the tourism... Read More

Grade Four Test results in rural schools show literacy surpassing numeracy

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

The percentage mastery figures for the better-performing rural schools across 12 parishes in the 2017 Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests are highlighted below. Read More

Norman Hall is the man

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

BETWEEN November and December last year, close to 180 pickleball enthusiasts and pros transformed the tennis courts of Sandals South Coast for not one but two pickleball tournaments: Surf and Turf and Jammin' in Jamaica. Read More

Migration, cultural diversity, inequalities in living standards require education reform — expert

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

INTERNATIONAL migration continues to grow on a scale never seen before, bringing with it social and cultural diversity, and inequalities in living standards. At the same time, the world has seen a sharp rise in terrorism, threats of war, populist politics and significant lack of... Read More

CXC trains teachers for green engineering subject

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Educators from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are in the island for a week-long capacity building project intended to improve their delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Green Engineering syllabus. Read More



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