Popular IT Diploma Programs in Montreal: Compare Options

May 25, 2021 11:03:57 AM

Want to begin a new career in information technology? At Herzing College Montreal, we've helped thousands of students do exactly that.

We offer IT diploma programs in 3 popular areas: programming, networking, and IT support.

So how do they compare? Which program should you choose?

In this post, we provide a snapshot of each of our IT diploma programs, including how long training takes, what skills are taught in class, and what jobs graduates are qualified for.

We also provide Montreal career outlook and salary information for each program, based on data from the Government of Canada Job Bank.

Compare our IT diploma programs and see which career path is right for you.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office.

They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area.

You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the 5 points to consider before you make a decision.

The 7 Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills Right Now

May 19, 2021 9:24:02 AM

It's no secret that skilled cybersecurity professionals are in huge demand.

Some experts project that by 2022, the world will have close to 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.

And in a 2020 survey of Canadian IT security executives, more than three-quarters said they were having trouble hiring and retaining cybersecurity talent.

There simply aren't enough qualified people. That spells big opportunity for newcomers with the right cybersecurity skills.

But which specific skills are currently in demand? Which ones can boost your employment potential the most?

In this post, we round up the 7 most important cybersecurity skills right now, based on market research and employer surveys. 

5 Smart Ways to Prep for the CCNA Exam

May 18, 2021 10:09:04 AM

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is one of the most sought-after certifications in the industry—and a resume requirement for most network technicians.

Successfully challenging the CCNA exam means you have mastered the ability to configure and maintain a wide range of Cisco network devices, and can apply the networking, security, and troubleshooting skills needed to support an enterprise network.

The CCNA exam is difficult by design.

Passing it requires considerable effort and a smart study strategy.

Already working in the field and need the certification to advance your career? Just starting out in the industry?

No matter where you're starting from, these 5 steps will help you nail the CCNA exam.

Health and Safety Officer Training: What Will You Learn in Class?

May 18, 2021 9:31:34 AM

The goal of health and safety officer training is to produce graduates who know how to keep people safe in the workplace.

Occupational health and safety officers are responsible for inspecting work sites and making sure regulations are followed.

They help develop health and safety procedures, deliver training, and follow up on claims and complaints.

A good training program will prepare you to handle all of those challenges.

But what can you expect in class? What will you actually learn?

In this post, we detail the top 5 core skills covered in a quality health and safety officer training program.

Meet Moe Tabesh, CPA: Hiring Herzing Accounting Grads Since 2017

May 13, 2021 9:34:25 AM

Photo: Moe Tabesh, CPA, CGA (left) at an event with Tony Robbins

Moe Tabesh is not your typical accountant.

He's lived a life full of adventure and danger, fleeing Iran during the war, getting thrown in jail, and starting life from scratch after finally escaping to Canada.

And he did all that before the age of 21.

After years of driving a taxi in Ottawa to save money for school, Moe finally completed university and became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

A few years ago he started his own accounting business, called Numetrica City. But it's no ordinary accounting business.

Just like Moe, Numetrica City does things a little differently. They go beyond your standard tax prep and bookkeeping services, offering next-level support and coaching to Ottawa entrepreneurs.

Moe also partnered with Herzing College Ottawa to support the next generation of accounting professionals.

He provides internships for our Business Management students, and continues to hire talented grads straight out of the program.

This week, we interviewed Moe to learn more about his business and background.

We talked about his partnership with Herzing, what it takes to be successful in accounting, and some great advice for overcoming adversity. Read on for the highlights.

How to Become an Architectural Drafter: Step-by-Step Guide

May 11, 2021 12:48:16 PM

Interested in architecture and design? Want to learn how to create building plans and blueprints, and play a key role in the construction process?

It sounds like you're leaning toward a career in architectural drafting.

Architectural drafters use specialized software to transform an architect's concept into functional designs, drawings, and guidelines that builders can follow.

And they earn a good wage for their expertise. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, drafting technicians in Quebec make a median salary of about $51,400.

The highest-paid drafters in the province make over $72,000.

So how can you become an architectural drafter? What exactly is required to get into this field?

In this post, we take you step-by-step through everything you need to know.

Find out what the role involves, how to get started, and where this career can take you.

What Does a Payroll Clerk Do? Daily Routine & Essential Skills

May 7, 2021 1:57:45 PM

Payroll clerks have one of the most important roles in any company: making sure people get paid accurately and on time.

And payroll clerks are in demand. Nearly every region of Manitoba gets the Government of Canada Job Bank's highest employment outlook rating for this career (3 stars).

But a good employment outlook isn't the only reason to choose an occupation. Before you commit, you need more details about the role. Is it a good match for your interests and natural strengths?

You need to know what a payroll clerk actually does every day at work, and the skills you'll need to get hired.

In this post, we offer an inside look at payroll skills, responsibilities, and daily routine.

Find out what to expect on the job and how to get started with training.

Ontario Government Will Pay For Your PSW Program! Learn How to Qualify

May 6, 2021 10:24:56 AM

The Ontario government has just announced that it will invest a whopping $86 million to train up to 8,000 personal support workers (PSWs). 

Demand is so high for PSWs in Ontario, the government is offering a special bursary to help students pay for tuition and cover costs during their internship. 

They’re calling it the Personal Support Worker Challenge Fund. It will provide money for tuition, textbooks and supplies, plus a stipend to support students while they’re on work placements. 

Considered becoming a personal support worker but didn’t think you could afford tuition? Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to get your PSW program paid for by the government. 

Find out how to qualify for funding, important deadlines, and other key facts about the Personal Support Worker Challenge Fund. 

Immigration Careers: Where Do Immigration Case Managers Work?

May 6, 2021 10:15:57 AM

Are you considering a career in the immigration industry? There's never been a better time to get started.

According to federal government reports, Canada plans to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants each year between 2021 and 2023.

That's the highest annual number of newcomers the country has admitted in more than a century.

All of this growth in immigration means stronger demand for the professionals who help with visa applications and the often complex process of settling in Canada.

You may be familiar with roles like immigration lawyer and immigration consultant. But have you heard of immigration case managers?

Where are they employed? What exactly do they do? How can you become one?

In this post, we explain everything you need to know about this in-demand role.

Find out where a career as an immigration case manager can take you.

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