5 Hugely Popular Interior Design Styles Every New Student Should Know

Feb 23, 2019 4:13:02 PM

What's the difference between modern and contemporary interior design? How does industrial differ from Scandinavian—and where does "transitional" fit in?

If you're thinking about a career in interior design, you're probably already familiar with some of these styles, even if you don't know their official names or defining characteristics.

But if you're serious about studying design, you'll want to get a handle on these terms before you walk into your first day of class. Yes, you'll be covering these concepts at school—but knowing the basic differences between today's most popular styles will give you a stronger start.

Is Business Training Right For You? 5 Things to Consider

Feb 18, 2019 1:32:30 PM

Updated December 2023

A business diploma is one of the most versatile training programs you can pursue. The skills taught in this program open doors to a wide range of career options—and courses can be completed in two years or even less.

We meet with hundreds of students every year, many of them considering careers in business. Are you one of them? How do you know if this program is right for you?

4 Excellent Reasons to Get a Diploma in International Commerce

Feb 13, 2019 1:37:35 PM

Updated January 2024

International commerce is the business of importing and exporting goods. It's a massive industry worldwide, and a key part of Canada's economy. In 2021, the value of Canada’s exports was a whopping $484 billion--and its imports came to $467 billion.

Exploring your options for a career in business? Why not consider the growing field of international trade?

My Experience Becoming a Health Care Aide (& Advice for New Students)

Feb 12, 2019 10:35:40 AM

Susan Zirk in her health care aide scrubs, in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Are you considering becoming a health care aide, and wondering if you'd be a good fit for the role?

Looking to switch jobs, but don't want to spend years re-training? You're definitely not alone.

Susan Zirk was working a high-pressure finance job when she started looking around for other options. She wanted to do something with more meaning - work that actually helps people and feels rewarding.

Finally, she took the plunge and signed up for Health Care Aide training at Herzing College Winnipeg.

Now she's living a completely different life, working for a home-care company that helps seniors live safely and independently in their own residences.

We checked in with Susan this week to see how her new career is going and learn more about her experience becoming a health care aide. Read on for the highlights!

ECE Training: How to Manage a Really Busy Daycare (& Still Have Fun!)

Jan 25, 2019 2:30:18 PM

Updated December 2022

If you've ever spent time with toddlers, you know how high-energy these tiny humans can be! And how quickly smiles can turn to tears when nap time is delayed, a favourite toy goes astray, or the little one starts missing mum.

To say babies and small children are unpredictable would be a major understatement. But if working as an early childhood educator (ECE) is your true calling, you're up for the challenge.

9 Signs You'd Make An Excellent Business Student (and Professional)

Jan 23, 2019 3:40:02 PM

Updated December 2023

How do you know if you're a good fit for business training? Before you spend thousands on tuition and invest the time in studying, how can you be sure this path is right for you?

These are crucial questions for any student—questions you absolutely should be asking. College is a big investment of time and money.

The point of training is to build on your natural skills and get qualified for a career you'll be great at and truly enjoy.

So before you take the next step, consider the nine points on this list. These are some clear signs you're suited for business training and would be successful in this career path.

Manage a Business or Start Your Own: Which Career Path Fits You Best?

Jan 4, 2019 1:40:46 PM

Updated December 2023

You don't need a university degree to successfully manage a team or start your own business.

The world is full of incredibly successful CEOs and entrepreneurs who never attended or finished university, but still managed to build incredible empires.

Apple mastermind Steve Jobs; legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour; culinary superstar Rachael Ray (she didn't even have formal cooking training). And let's not forget billionaire founder of the Virgin Group Richard Branson...these are just a few examples of brilliant business leaders who never earned business degrees.

How Early Childhood Educators Can Handle Helicopter Parents

Dec 27, 2018 3:15:00 PM

Updated December 2023

Is it possible to care for your kids too much? At what point does "helping" and "supporting" turn into "overbearing" and "smothering"?

This is a question you'll find yourself pondering quite often as an early childhood educator (ECE). Or maybe you're a parent and have already wondered how much is too much when it comes to helping your own kids learn and grow.

We're talking about the phenomenon called "helicopter" parenting. In a nutshell, helicopter parents are overly focused on their children. They "hover" over their every move, and take too much responsibility for their child's failures and successes.

Starting an Import/Export Career: Training & First Steps for Beginners

Dec 17, 2018 1:25:12 PM

Updated January 2024

Walk into any store (online or in person), and chances are, you'll find products from all over the world.

Whether you're looking at food, clothing, car parts, or electronics, many of the things we buy here in Canada were brought in from foreign markets, by import/export specialists.

Globalization and international transportation networks have made it easier than ever to move products across borders and overseas.

The import/export business in Canada is worth billions of dollars annually. And the latest data from the Government of Canada Job Bank shows steady-to-good demand for import/export professionals in most areas of the country. Every province (except Newfoundland and Labrador) gets at least three out of five stars for employment outlook in this field.

If you've noticed opportunities in this sector and are considering starting your own import/export career, what should you know about breaking into the business?

Here's a look at your employment options, and available training programs, in the field of international commerce.

Winnipeg Needs More Health Care Aides: Should You Get Training?

Dec 17, 2018 9:19:35 AM

Herzing Health Care Aide students pose for a photo 

Are you considering becoming a health care aide (HCA)? Wondering what's involved in training, and whether you'd be a good fit for this career?

There's no one better to talk to than Nancy Scott, RN. Nancy has been teaching full-time for 20 years, and actually helped develop the Health Care Aide Program at Herzing College in Winnipeg.

She started as a health care aide herself, and has brought years of experience, dedication, and passion to the program. In fact, it's because of Nancy's commitment to excellence that Herzing now offers the most comprehensive, cutting-edge health care aide training in Winnipeg.

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