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2D Animation Careers: Where Do Animators Get Hired?

Jun 21, 2021 10:21:11 AM

If you're considering a career in 2D animation, you're probably wondering about your job options after training.

Where can you get hired straight out of school?

Many people think 2D animators only work in film or television. But there are definitely other career paths you can pursue with quality training and a strong portfolio.

In this post, we'll walk you through 3 popular 2D animation careers, with a spotlight on Ottawa employers and job opportunities.

What kinds of opportunities are available for talented, ambitious 2D animators? Let's take a look.

Is Animation a Good Career? Pros, Cons, Advice

Jun 16, 2021 10:30:11 AM

You probably already know what an animation career is all about: bringing characters and stories to life in films, TV shows, video games, and more.

But do you know what life on the job is really like?

No job is perfect. Before you embark on an animation career, you need to have a full understanding of what to expect—both the good and the bad.

In this post, we take you through the pros and cons of becoming an animator and provide valuable advice from industry insiders.

Get a realistic picture of the role and see if it's a good choice for you.

What Exactly Does a Personal Support Worker (PSW) Do?

Jun 8, 2021 11:44:00 AM

Personal support workers (PSWs) play a crucial role in helping vulnerable people live their best lives. They usually work with seniors who need extra support with daily living tasks.

PSWs work in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement residences, hospitals, and for companies that deliver support to seniors in their own homes.

Personal support workers help clients maintain their dignity, stay safe, and remain as independent as possible.

Demand for personal support workers is higher than ever in Ontario and across Canada.

The need is so great that the Ontario government is investing tens of millions of dollars to train thousands of new PSWs.

Wondering if this career path is right for you? Want to know what you'd be doing at work?

In this post, we take you through the day-to-day duties of personal support workers and explain their role in client care.

Find out what becoming a PSW is all about, and if this occupation is your true calling.

Top 10 Community Service Worker Skills & Qualifications

May 26, 2021 4:33:27 PM

Wondering if you have what it takes to be a community service worker (CSW)? 

CSWs deliver front-line services that have a real impact on the lives of their fellow Canadians.

They assist people who are dealing with serious social and personal challenges, including addiction, unemployment, homelessness, domestic abuse, poor mental health, and more.

You need specific training and a special skillset to succeed in this role.

Are you a good fit?

In this post, we outline the top 10 community service worker skills and qualifications.

This is what you'll need to make a positive impact in people's lives and build a successful career in social services.

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.

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. 

Should You Take an Accounting and Payroll Program? 4 Ways to Find Out

Apr 30, 2021 12:00:57 PM

Effective accounting and payroll is at the heart of every successful businesses, big or small.

From ensuring employees get paid on time, to helping guide financial decisions at the highest level, great bookkeepers will always be in demand.

But before you start accounting and payroll training, make sure you have the right natural strengths to succeed at work.

In addition to a genuine interest in numbers and bookkeeping, you need certain basic skills and qualities to excel in this role.

Ask yourself the following four questions. If you answer "yes" to each one, an accounting and payroll program could definitely be a good fit.

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

Apr 27, 2021 11:01:20 AM

Few fields are as hot as cybersecurity.

A Deloitte study estimated that Canadian organizations would need to fill thousands of cybersecurity jobs over the next few years.

And the massive shift to remote work and online services during the pandemic has pushed demand for IT security experts even higher.

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.

Health and Safety Training: 7 Things to Know Before You Start

Apr 15, 2021 1:22:41 PM

Occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals are in hot demand these days. In the age of COVID, keeping people safe at work has never been so important.

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

But before you sign up for a program, you need to understand some basic details about this training and career path.

That means things like what skills you need, what kinds of jobs you could get, and how much money you could make.

You should also understand your training options and how to choose a quality OHS program.

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

Here are 7 things you need to know before enrolling in health and safety training.

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