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Four new courses for community colleges

Community colleges islandwide have added four industry-relevant programmes to their curricula — Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; Associate of Applied Science in Agro-Processing and Business Management; and Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness Tourism. Click here to read full story

Saving the stressed out teacher

Teaching, rated the most noble profession in the world, also ranks among the most stressful. The reason is clear: educators have to grapple with a multiplicity of issues, from large class sizes, increasing workloads, and difficult behaviour from both students and parents alike. Click here to read full story

A STINGING LOVE AFFAIR

Duhaje Jennings became curious about bees while he was growing up in St James. The little ‘critters’, as he calls them, stung him on several occasions but that only served to deepen his interest, an interest that would later evolve into his very own business — DADA B’s, the largest producer of bee colonies in Read More

Carl's calling

From a trainee electrician to technical service manager, it has been almost 50 years since Carl “Zaza” Ennis answered ‘his calling’ to work at Appliance Traders Limited (ATL). “I did a five-month stint as an apprentice and quickly realised it would be a good place to start a career, so I applied for a permanent Read More

How do I negotiate an attractive salary package?

Dear Career Advisor:I have been enjoying reading the responses you have given to others. I will be attending a job interview soon and I’m concerned about how to approach the subject of salary. Are you able to provide me with any suggestions as to how to negotiate an attractive salary package from my prospective employer?Yours Read More

'Fashion is trillion-dollar industry'

The global fashion industry grew by about 5.5 per cent annually over the last decade, and Jamaican young people are increasingly being urged to explore careers in the field.Most recently, the call was made at the Careers in International Fashion Symposium held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Click here to read full story

Reggae Girlz

Forget the traditional lawyer, doctor, teacher. Five-year-old Kharie Burke of Obistan Kinder Prep wants to become the coach of the country’s female football squad, the Reggae Girlz, so she dressed the part, down to the whistle on her school’s career day last Wednesday.   Click here to read full story

Stock Exchange opens up to students

Students from Knox Community College in Clarendon were the first to participate in an institutional outreach programme by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in observance of the exchange’s 50th anniversary. Click here to read full story

Canadian college live streams Research Day to C'bbean

For the first time in its nine-year existence, Durham College’s Research Day was live streamed to multiple islands in the Caribbean in partnership with Digicel and People and Place Inc. The event, which occurred on Thursday, was executed under the theme ‘Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. Click here to read full story

EdTech key to improved educational outcomes — IT business owner

LOCAL EdTech company Camble & Co Innovations last week called for the Government to look to educational technology as a viable solution to the challenges affecting the educational system in Jamaica. The company, which provides interactive e-learning apps and software, is confident that with greater investments in the future of education the nation will see Read More


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