5 Steps to Become an IT Support Technician

Dec 7, 2021 9:47:25 AM

If you’re technically minded and enjoy the challenge of solving problems and helping people, you might be cut out for a career as an IT support technician.

IT support technicians are the pros who come to the rescue when people’s computers don’t work the way they should.

Their job is to find the cause of the issue and take people through the steps needed to get back on track.

Think you’d like to work in this field? Curious about what it takes to launch a career in IT support?

These 5 straightforward steps can help you reach your goal.

The Future of Global Supply Chain Management

Dec 3, 2021 10:46:44 AM

For many years, supply chain professionals focused on cost containment and operational efficiency.

Globalization was the name of the game, and raw materials and finished goods moved freely across international borders.

But then COVID-19 brought border closures, factory shutdowns, material shortages, shipping delays, and changing consumer habits.

The pandemic has laid bare the complexity—and fragility—of the global supply chain. It clearly showed that the system was ill-equipped to deal with massive disruptions in both supply and demand.

So, going forward, how will companies adapt? What does the future of global supply chain management look like?

Here’s how the next five to 10 years may shape up.

Career Options as an Industrial Drafter: What You Need to Know

Dec 2, 2021 10:48:01 AM

Industrial drafters come up with the precise plans necessary to turn an engineering concept into an actual physical object.

They play a key role in the production of everything from engine components and HVAC equipment to lighting fixtures and medical devices.

If you’re detail-oriented and enjoy thinking about how things go together, a career as an industrial drafter could be ideal.

But before you jump in, you need some more detailed info about this role.

For instance, you should understand what exactly you would do, where you could work, and how much you could earn.

In this post, we cover all of that and more.

Here’s what you need to know to decide if industrial drafting is the right career choice for you.

Meet Catherine: My Review of the Building Design Technician Program

Nov 30, 2021 10:13:38 AM

When Catherine Iaxamana came to Canada from the Philippines, she worked a series of jobs in childcare, food service, and financial services.

But her real interest was design. She had already completed a course in industrial design back in the Philippines, but she knew she needed additional training to start a career here in Toronto.

With two young sons at home, flexibility was important. She did her research and discovered that Herzing’s Building Design Technician program was a perfect fit.

We interviewed Catherine recently to find out what she thought of the program and how it prepared her for career success.

Here’s what she had to say.

The Best Career Options With an Accounting Diploma

Nov 24, 2021 10:36:38 AM

There are plenty of reasons to get an accounting diploma rather than a degree.

A diploma takes less time and money, and it emphasizes practical skills over abstract theory. It’s all about helping you prepare for the real world of work.

But here’s the big question: What career options will you have after graduation?

The truth is that an accounting diploma can qualify you for a number of jobs that come with decent incomes and are expanding rapidly across Manitoba.

In this post, we explain what’s covered in an accounting diploma program and give details on three of the top career options for new grads: accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable clerk, and payroll administrator.

Find out what to expect in training and explore the post-grad possibilities.

Meet Raymond: My Experience in Herzing’s Graphic Design Program

Nov 23, 2021 1:15:02 PM

Raymond Nestor had worked in IT for a couple of years before coming to Canada as a live-in caregiver.

Before long, he decided he wanted to do something different with his life. He had always enjoyed sketching and design, so he started looking into graphic design courses.

He wanted quality training that was flexible enough to fit around his work commitments. He enroled in the graphic design certificate at Herzing College and never looked back.

Shortly after graduating, he landed a job as an artist at The Sandbox, a gaming ecosystem that allows users to create and monetize virtual worlds and experiences.

We caught up with Raymond to learn about his experience in Herzing’s program and how it changed the course of his career.

Here’s his full story.

How to Start a Career as an Architectural Technician: First 5 Steps

Nov 22, 2021 10:26:35 AM

Architectural technicians play a key role in bringing homes, offices, and other buildings to life. They create the detailed technical drawings that transform an architect’s or engineer’s vision into reality.

If you have an eye for structure and form, and enjoy being both creative and methodical, this could be an excellent career choice for you.

Even better: The training to become an architectural technician is relatively quick (no degree required!) And the Quebec government expects demand in this field to remain steady for the next few years.

So how do you go about becoming an architectural technician?

These 5 simple steps can get you started.

Digital Designers vs. Graphic Designers: Difference Explained

Nov 19, 2021 12:13:18 PM

Digital designers and graphic designers are alike in many ways.

Both produce visual images that communicate a message and meet a business objective. Both are paid to increase brand awareness and inspire consumers to action.

So what’s the difference between them?

It basically comes down to this: Graphic designers tend to focus on static images, while digital designers create graphics that incorporate motion and interactivity.

They must each consider different factors, but they rely on many of the same design fundamentals.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of how digital designers and graphic designers compare.

What to Look For in a Solid Computer Networking Program

Nov 17, 2021 2:10:01 PM

So you're considering an IT career, and leaning toward training as a computer network technician or administrator.

Demand for networking specialists is fairly consistent across Canada, and starting salaries in this field are quite competitive. A healthy job market makes investing in this training path a smart move—provided you choose the right program.

With so many IT training options out there, both off and online, it can be extremely challenging for students to know which institutions to trust. Where should you put your tuition dollars, your time, and your energy?

Start by considering the hallmarks of effective career training. Evaluate the computer networking programs you're considering against these 6 key criteria—and you'll find the ideal program for you.

How to Become a Medical Lab Assistant: 5 Simple Steps

Nov 15, 2021 9:36:16 AM

If you want a healthcare career that involves challenging, highly detailed work but doesn’t require years of training, you’re smart to be looking into becoming a medical lab assistant.

This job is all about collecting samples and running routine tests to help doctors diagnose illness and make decisions about patient care. It’s important work that requires great precision and accuracy.

And now is an excellent time to become a medical lab assistant in Manitoba. The province is expected to have a big shortage of these professionals over the next few years.

So what does it take to land one of those roles? How do you actually become a medical lab assistant?

Here are 5 simple steps you need to follow.

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