Trench Town Polytechnic College

On today’s programme, we learn more about the Trench Town Polytechnic College recently established in Denham Town. We hear about the programmes being offered and the plans for future development.

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Public Sector Senior Leadership Development Programme

Government has introduced a professional development course geared at equipping persons with the skills to occupy senior executive leadership positions across the public service.The course entitled the Public Sector Senior Leadership Development Programme is being administered by the Management Institute for National Development. We learn more about the programme on today’s programme.

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UTech\Sutherland Global Services Partnership

Global Business Process Outsourcing company, Sutherland Global Services, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Technology geared at not only expanding the company’s operations in Jamaica, but creating employment and educational opportunities for suitable individuals.We explore the details of the arrangement on today’s programme

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Creating A Great Business Card

On today’s programme we explore one of the most basic yet most vital aspects of any professional’s marketing strategy. We’re talking about the business card. After extensive search across the internet we bring you some of the best strategies for using this small piece of paper to reap maximum exposure for you or your company.

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Procurement Specialist

The Government is taking steps to raise the profile of the field of public procurement across the civil service, and make it a more attractive career option. We hear about some of the measures being taken on today’s programme

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Community Colleges To Offer Social Work Degree

Following the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) and the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS), an opportunity has now been created for community college students to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Social Work at community colleges across the island.

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Doctor of Medical Dentistry

The University of Technology’s College of Oral Health Sciences is set to graduate its first batch of students from its Doctor of Medical Dentistry Programme in November – the first set of Jamaican dental surgeons to receive all their training locally.On today’s show a member of the graduating class, Nicola James, shares her experience of the five-year training programme.

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NYS Opportunities

There are several organizations which can offer guidance to youngsters going through this situation, and on today’s programme we feature one of them – the National Youth Service.

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Educational Leadership And Management Conference

The Institute of Educational Leadership and Management Jamaica IEALJ is partnering with several educational institutions to stage the inaugural Educational Leadership and Management Conference at the at the Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay Vice President Dr. Carmen Roofe outlines the ways in which the conference will foster the development of education professionals across the country

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The Importance Of The Cover Letter

When making an application for an employment vacancy there are two documents which go hand in hand namely the resume and cover letter. The resume outlines your academic qualifications and work experience. The cover letter gives the employer a brief introduction to the applicant outlining why you are the ideal candidate for the advertised vacancy.On today’s programme we examine the cover letter in more detail with insight from CEO of the Job Bank Dr. Leachim Semaj.

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Networking 101

Networking is meeting with people and establishing a mutually beneficial relationship based on a common area of interest. Careers are grown this way businesses are built this way.For some people it comes naturally, but for others it’s something that requires real effort. If you’re in the latter category, here are a few tips to help you start building your professional network.

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Staying Focused At Work

In today edition we tell you several tips to help you minimize the distractions at work and remain as focused and productive as possible.

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Career Advice for My Younger Self

Given the chance, I’m sure many of us would jump at the opportunity to go back in time and give ourselves a piece of advice that would potentially change our lives for the better. We asked several professionals what career advice they would go back in time and share with their younger selves if given the chance. Stay with us as we share some of what they said.

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Literacy Specialist

The old saying goes, “If you can read thank a teacher”. But have you ever wondered where teachers get the know how to help persons develop the skills to read effectively? The answer is with the help and guidance of literacy specialists. On today’s programme, we learn more about that profession, with input from noted literacy specialist, Dr. Maureen Byfield.

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Using The Labour Market Information System

On today’s programme we’re again listening in on another career development session hosted by career guidance specialist, Getchu Hyred. This week, he talks to a few students about the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and how it can help student’s select future occupations. Let’s go into the classroom now.

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Jamaica/Cuba Bilateral Scholarship Programme

On today’s programme we learn about the scholarship offered to Jamaican students to pursue medical studies in Cuba, under the Jamaica/Cuba Bilateral Scholarship Programme.

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GC Foster College New Short Courses

On today’s programme we hear about several short courses being offered by the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports.

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UWI/JPS Degree in Electrical Power Engineering

If a career in energy and electricity engineering is your choice, you now have the opportunity to get training at the University of the West Indies, which will be introducing a Bachelors degree in Electrical Power Engineering.

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