Eco-Friendly Interior Design: 5 Materials Your Clients Will Ask For

Jul 19, 2017 9:43:28 AM

Sustainable interior design has become increasingly popular among homeowners and commercial builders for a number of reasons.

Ethical concerns, environmental protection, and a desire for increased energy efficiency are some of the top drivers of the trend—but it's also become fashionable to seek out unexpected, alternative, and innovative building and design materials.

Should You Take Pharmacy Assistant Training? 5 Questions to Consider

Jul 18, 2017 1:39:05 PM

One of the key steps in choosing career training is looking closely at how typical job requirements stack up against your natural skills and characteristics. A profession might look great on paper, but be fundamentally unsuited to your wants, needs, and long term goals.

If you're looking for fast entry into a health care career, a number of college programs may catch your eye—including pharmacy assistant training, which is one of the shortest health care diplomas available.

But before you jump in, take a moment to consider the core attributes needed to excel as a pharmacy assistant, and what kinds of tasks you'll be responsible for on-the-job.

ECE Training: 3 Signs a Child in Your Class has Dyslexia

Jul 13, 2017 10:05:46 AM

Dyslexia is a learning disability (LD) that makes it difficult to read, write, and speak accurately and fluently. Some estimates suggest as many as 15% to 20% of Canadians have dyslexia—and about 4-5 students in every classroom struggle with reading and writing.

Dyslexia is a neurological disorder. We don't understand the precise cause of it, but studies have revealed that the brains of people with dyslexia actually develop and function differently.

This learning disability equally affects people of all genders, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds, and is genetically inherited.

Working in Home Care vs Nursing Home after PSW College

Jul 10, 2017 9:51:01 AM

Looking ahead to your job options after PSW college? Still deciding which kind of healthcare setting would best suit your particular preferences and skillset?

Causes & Signs of Geriatric Depression: A CSW Training Guide

Jul 3, 2017 8:10:15 AM

Between 10% and 15% of Canadian seniors suffer from depression. And that number is expected to grow as our population of older people expands.

In Business Management Training? It's Time to Polish Your LinkedIn Profile

Jun 28, 2017 11:05:29 AM

Did you know that a whopping 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to check out job candidates?

How "Self-Care" Can Save Your Community Services Worker Career: Facts & Advice for CSW Students

Jun 28, 2017 10:47:01 AM

Compassion fatigue. It's known as "the cost of caring"—the combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion associated with supporting people in distress. And it affects a growing number of health care providers in Canada, including community services workers (CSWs).

CSWs strive on behalf of others. They dedicate the majority of their energy and empathy to people who are struggling—with addiction, mental health issues, homelessness, domestic abuse, and a host of other challenges.

ECE Training Tips: Caring for Preschoolers with ADHD

Jun 22, 2017 11:57:55 AM

What should early childhood educators (ECEs) know about ADHD in pre-school age children?

Let's start with the fundamentals. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that breaks down into three different categories:

1) Predominately inattentive (previously referred to as ADD)

2) Predominately hyperactive (very rare)

3) Combined (most prevalent)

According to the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the most prevalent childhood mental health condition in Canada. More than 5% of all school children have ADHD.

Top 4 Entry-Level Jobs after TV/Radio Broadcasting College

Jun 21, 2017 11:11:54 AM

If you're taking (or considering taking) broadcasting training for TV or radio, you are no doubt thinking ahead to how you'll land that first job after college.

Broadcasting is a competitive field, so getting your foot in the door can be quite challenging. However, if you're willing to work hard—and aren't overly selective about what roles you'll take starting out—there are a number of reliable ways to break into the broadcasting business, and build a successful career.

4 Keys to a Well Run Medical Office: Advice for MOA's-in-Training

Jun 19, 2017 9:39:10 AM

Medical office administrators (MOAs) are some of the world's best "jugglers." This is truly a multi-faceted role that requires a special balance of interpersonal, customer service, and administrative skills.

Medical admins interact closely with patients and other clinicians. They handle billing. They keep track of inventory and order supplies. MOAs assist with minor clinical procedures, mange patient records, and arrange appointments.