The Role of PSWs in Home Care vs. Institutional Care

Jun 26, 2024 12:59:17 PM

Looking ahead to your job options after personal support worker training? Still deciding which kind of healthcare setting would best suit your particular preferences and skill set?

PSWs commonly work in clients’ private homes as well as institutional settings like nursing homes, hospitals, and retirement residences. While the work is similar in both environments, there are some unique differences students should be aware of.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the responsibilities, challenges, and rewards of home care vs. institutional care so you can make an informed decision about which setting is best for you.

Blended Learning Models: The Benefits of Hybrid Education

Jun 20, 2024 9:25:31 AM

In response to the growing demand for alternatives to traditional education models, many colleges now offer hybrid or blended learning courses, which combine online and in-person instruction.

But how exactly does blended learning work? What are the benefits for students like you? And what potential challenges should you be aware of?

In this blog, we discuss the integration of online and in-person elements in education and explore how this hybrid model enhances learning experiences. We cover the benefits of blended learning, provide examples of successful blended learning models, and discuss future trends in hybrid education.

Keep reading to discover how you can navigate and get the most out of this innovative approach to learning.

Meet Bev Edmondson: Pioneering Sports Broadcaster & Instructor

Jun 12, 2024 1:15:57 PM

Bev Edmondson is now a highly respected broadcasting instructor with decades of industry experience. But in 1977, she was a 19-year-old woman who broke new ground as the very first female play-by-play hockey announcer in Canada!

Originally from Winnipeg, Bev landed her first job at a radio station in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and quickly made a name for herself. Since then, her career has spanned news and sports, production, promotions, and program management.

She now shares her knowledge and expertise with students in the Broadcasting and Media Communications program at Herzing College.

We spoke to Bev recently to learn more about her remarkable career journey and the evolution of the broadcasting industry. Read on for her story.

Hot Job Prospects for Health Care Grads in Manitoba

Jun 4, 2024 11:19:45 AM

If you’re ready to dedicate yourself to the rewarding field of health care, you can benefit from a multitude of job opportunities across Manitoba.

The demand for skilled healthcare professionals is so strong, in fact, that the provincial government recently distributed a letter addressed to new graduates assuring them of waiting opportunities.

“Choosing a career in health care is one of the greatest acts of service a person can take, and we are so grateful for the hard work and long hours you’ve put in to get to this point,” the letter reads. “As you prepare to graduate, there will be a job available to you—and to every health care graduate—in our province.”

In this blog, we explore the range of careers available, with a special focus on three occupations that offer particularly strong prospects and take a year or less of training: health care aides, medical laboratory assistants, and medical office assistants.

Keep reading to learn more about the opportunities that exist and how you can take advantage of them.

The Psychology of Safety: Encouraging Safe Behaviours in the Workplace

May 27, 2024 2:45:23 PM

Ever wonder why people sometimes take shortcuts, even when they know it could be risky?

Occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals need to understand the psychological aspects that govern workplace safety so they can grasp why employees act—or don’t act—in safe ways.

In this post, we explore the relationship between psychology and workplace safety, delving into the factors that influence employee behaviour and decision making. We also offer tips on how organizations can leverage psychological principles to cultivate a culture of safety and compliance, ultimately fostering a safer and healthier work environment.

Outdoor Learning in Early Childhood: Benefits and Strategies

May 21, 2024 8:00:00 AM

The great outdoors has much to offer young children. Activities like making mud pies, building forts, and watching ants are not just fun diversions; they’re valuable opportunities to learn and grow.

Working outdoor play into your daily schedule lets kids indulge their innate need to explore the world around them. And while the logistics might seem a little overwhelming at first, the benefits are too compelling to ignore.

In this blog, we explore the importance of outdoor play in early childhood education. Discover the cognitive and physical advantages of nature-based learning and get practical strategies for incorporating outdoor experiences into your curriculum.

How AI and Automation are Changing (Not Eliminating) Accounting Jobs

May 14, 2024 9:29:56 AM

You may have heard that bookkeepers and accounting technicians are being automated out of existence thanks to artificial intelligence.

AI technology and tools like ChatGPT are transforming the world of work by automating tasks and improving efficiency. Unfortunately, the World Economic Forum identified accounting, payroll, and bookkeeping clerks as at-risk jobs that are set to become increasingly redundant.

But that's based on the notion that bookkeepers are little more than data entry clerks. For those who are eager to take on more analytical and advisory responsibilities, the adoption of AI can actually be a good thing.

The bottom line? Accounting professionals are still in demand, but the way they do their jobs is changing. Keep reading to find out how.

Meet Junesoo: Finding Success in 2D Animation

Apr 25, 2024 8:56:12 AM

Junesoo Lee always knew he wanted a creative career. He liked the idea of bringing new products to life, so industrial design seemed like the way to go. He earned his degree and got a few temporary jobs under his belt. But the work wasn’t as fulfilling as he’d hoped.

What he really wanted to do was focus on anime and animation. But the thought of several more years in school didn’t appeal to him at all.

Then he discovered the 2D animation program at Herzing College. It was exactly what he was looking for: only one year long, with a heavy focus on industry-standard software, and an included internship with a major studio.

Today, Junesoo is a junior animator at the very same studio where he did his internship. We caught up with him recently to get his thoughts about his time at Herzing and how the training helped him get on the right path.

Here’s his story.

Why Learn 2D Animation With Toon Boom?

Apr 17, 2024 1:07:54 PM

If you think you might want to pursue a career in 2D animation, one of the most important things you need to learn is how to use industry-standard animation software. And in the 2D world, that means Toon Boom Harmony.

Harmony is a favourite among professional animators because it’s like having an entire digital animation studio in a single program. The program streamlines complex tasks and integrates easily with other pro tools, making the entire animation process flow smoothly.

In this post, we explore the reasons why Toon Boom Harmony is the preferred software for leading animation studios and how learning it at Herzing College can provide you with a competitive edge.

Read on to find out why you should learn animation with Toon Boom.

Meet Rekha: My Experience in Herzing’s CAD Program

Apr 15, 2024 10:03:29 AM

Rekha Bhardwaj saw computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) training as her ticket to a good job in Canada. She already had experience with AutoCAD 2D in her native India, but she knew she needed to get familiar with a wider range of design software.

She’d heard positive things about Herzing College, so she took the leap and enrolled. Sixteen months later, she graduated and got hired as a designer at a sheet metal fabricator—the very same company where she’d done her internship.

We spoke with Rekha this week to learn more about her experience at Herzing and how it prepared her for a career. Read on for the highlights.

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