14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: mid-career workers get ready

August 14th, 2018|Article|

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, did not mince words during last week’s Canada Growth Summit.  He intimated that artificial intelligence, big data and high tech machines could lead to mass unemployment, stagnant wages and political instability.  “If you substitute platforms for textile mills, machine learning for steam engines, Twitter for the [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: calling all Londoners 16-24

August 14th, 2018|Article|

Have you heard?  Have you applied?  Or do you know someone who should apply? The Mayor of London has launched a £7 million scheme providing FREE industry–approved digital skills training to more than 1,000 young Londoners between the ages of 16 and 24. This is a not-to-be missed opportunity for many. Tech is the fastest growing [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: from learning to earning

August 14th, 2018|Article|

The link between learning and earning used to be quite simple: get as much formal education as you can, as early as you can, and more likely than not, a good career and a comfortable lifestyle would be yours.  Or so we thought. But it’s not quite so simple nowadays. Our rapidly emerging digital economy [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: we MUST learn how to learn

August 14th, 2018|Article|

Professor Uri Triesman of the University of California, Berkeley was truly alarmed. 60% of African American students were failing calculus.  For them, this meant dropping out of university altogether. He noticed that the university’s African American students tended to work on Maths alone, as a solitary endeavour. When they struggled, they were quick to conclude [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: the gift of neuroplasticity

August 14th, 2018|Article|

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds”. Redemption Song, Bob Marley,1979. Linkedin’s most in-demand skills in 2018 were unheard of a few years ago.  In another few years, many of us are likely to be doing jobs that do not yet exist.  We must all keep learning and relearning to stay [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: mindset opens doors

August 14th, 2018|Article|

Those amongst us with what Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University calls a “growth mindset” are likely to be the winners in our rapidly digitising and constantly changing world of work. They fundamentally believe that with the right learning strategies and some good old-fashioned hard work, they could learn anything.  They have few qualms about learning [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: digital tech sector

August 14th, 2018|Article|

A LinkedIn 2015 survey revealed that liberal arts graduates are entering the technology industry at a faster rate than computer science and engineering graduates.  Indeed, graduates in English, history, music, anthropology, philosophy, law and many other disciplines are transitioning to a wide range of roles in the tech industry, including sales, digital marketing, software development [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity knocks: apprenticeships have changed

August 14th, 2018|Article|

It has not yet hit the headlines but it should.  Apprenticeships have changed – indeed very radically – opening up new opportunities to university graduates and mid-career workers alike.  We used to think of apprenticeships as an alternative to university for school leavers; a way to gain valuable work experience and qualifications without racking [...]

14 08, 2018

Opportunity Knocks: Job Tips for the UK Caribbean

August 14th, 2018|Article|

Insights by the Caribbean Diaspora for the Caribbean Diaspora  It’s all over the news nowadays: digitization, automation and artificial intelligence are sweeping through our economy and all industry sectors, and reshaping our world of work at breakneck speed. How we work, where we work and the work we do are all changing.  There is much [...]

6 06, 2018

The Building of the Christian Diaspora Alliances

June 6th, 2018|Article, JCDC 2018|

Christian Diaspora Movement purpose is to engage Christians to play a major role in the development and the transforming of lives of people of their nation of origin.   We begun at the last conference 2016 to establish Christian Diaspora Alliances for Jamaica ( UK, Canada and US) but at the 2018 conference we want [...]