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.

Network Security for Beginners: What It Is, Job Outlooks

Nov 12, 2021 9:16:23 AM

Network security is all about safeguarding computer networks against breaches and threats.

The idea is to keep unauthorized users from wreaking havoc on a business’s networks and the devices linked to them.

That’s a critically important function in today’s world. A secure network is fundamental to the operation of most modern organizations, including banks, insurance companies, retailers, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and government agencies.

But before you can decide whether to pursue a career in network security, you need some more details about the field.

In this post, we explain what network security encompasses, how it’s in demand, what salaries are like, and how beginners can get started.

Here’s what you need to know.

5 Steps to Become a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)

Nov 11, 2021 1:48:34 PM

Are you aiming to move goods across borders and conduct business on a global level?

Then going through the process to become a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) may be well worth your while.

The CITP designation is offered by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), the world leader in import/export training and certification.

You don’t need to be certified to begin an international trade career. But earning your CITP credential is an excellent way to validate your knowledge, boost your professional credibility, and stand out from the pack.

So how do you actually become a CITP? What are the steps involved?

Here’s what you need to do.

Meet Marsha: My Experience in the Immigration Case Manager Program

Nov 8, 2021 9:57:02 AM

It was an experience with a thief that sparked Marsha Swaby’s interest in an immigration career.

Once, while she was on a trip outside of Canada, Marsha had her personal documents stolen. Her ID and other important papers were gone, and she had to find her way through the bureaucratic process of getting them back.

That’s when she decided she wanted to help others facing similar problems.

Marsha signed up for Herzing’s Immigration Case Manager program, completed her internship, and landed a job as a legal services associate even before she graduated.

We spoke to Marsha to get her thoughts on the program and how it has shaped her career path.

Here’s what she had to say.

How to Choose a Good Cybersecurity Diploma for Beginners: 6 Tips

Nov 1, 2021 12:44:37 PM

Few fields are as hot as cybersecurity.

The massive shift to remote work and online services during the pandemic has generated huge demand for IT security experts.

The Government of Canada Job Bank estimates that the country will be short thousands of systems analysts (including security analysts) over the next few years.

And these are high-paying roles, with a median salary of more than $80K.

So you're smart to be thinking about getting into this field.

But if you're completely new to IT, it can be challenging to choose the ideal training program (especially if you want to avoid a 4-year university degree).  What course should you choose?

In this post, we outline the top traits of a quality cybersecurity diploma. A diploma is a good alternative for people seeking comprehensive training that is much shorter than a degree.

Here's what to look for in a good cybersecurity diploma for beginners.

5 Reasons to Start a Career in Cybersecurity in Manitoba

Oct 29, 2021 1:19:13 PM

Keeping information systems secure is a critical job in today’s tech-dependent world.

Cyber criminals continually find new ways to access sensitive information, interrupt business operations, and just generally cause havoc.

Some experts estimate that data breaches will cost businesses more than $5 trillion a year by 2024.

Organizations in Manitoba, across Canada, and around the world desperately need talented cybersecurity pros who can shore up system defenses and stay ahead of the hackers.

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