All Ottawa Posts

Taking PSW Training? 4 Facts You Should Know About OPSWA

Aug 28, 2017 10:31:37 AM

Updated November 2022

Enrolled in PSW training and nearing the end of your diploma? It's likely you're looking ahead to your employment options after graduation, and for support systems to help get your career rolling.

If you live in Ontario, you've probably heard of the Ontario Personal Support Worker Association—OPSWA.  It's an organization new grads and experienced PSWs can join to get professional support, and push for greater recognition for PSWs across the province.

But what exactly does OPSWA do, how might you benefit from joining the network, and what does it take to get a membership?

The 3 Main Financial Statements: What Every Accounting Student Should Know

Aug 16, 2017 11:14:04 AM

No matter what kind of business you work for after accounting training, you can rest assured that the three main financial statements will be of great importance to your employer.

From small start-ups to multi-national companies—they all need detailed information about financial performance and future prospects in order to make smart business decisions.

5 Questions You'll Face at a Business Admin Job Interview (+ Sample Answers)

Aug 16, 2017 8:20:19 AM

Updated November 2022

Prospective employers want to learn a number of things about you during a business admin job interview.

They'll be considering your personality and how you'd fit with the team, your technical skills, your experience in similar roles, your trustworthiness, and of course, the "soft" skills that are so important in business admin—communication, organization, problem solving, etc.

How will they get to the heart of your qualifications and overall suitability for the job? By asking questions. A lot of questions!

Your First Job After a Business Diploma: 4 Popular Entry-Level Options

Jul 31, 2017 9:15:05 AM

Updated November 2022

One of the first questions students ask when considering a college program is, "What kinds of jobs can I get with this diploma?" Since many people pursue college training to launch a new career or improve their current prospects, this question is both valid and necessary.

Genuine interest in a program of study is key, but only part of the equation. It's crucial for people to map out where a diploma will take them post-study, and how they'll make the often challenging transition from student to professional.

3 Entry-Level Careers in Computer Networking: Options for New Grads

Jul 25, 2017 12:00:20 PM

A diploma in computer networking can open up several different IT careers paths, each with its own advantages, challenges, and particular application of the skills learned in training. 

If you're considering entering the field of computer network management, you are likely looking ahead to which employment pathway best suits your personality, goals, and specific areas of interest.

Do you enjoy troubleshooting and find you're good at helping others resolve hardware and software issues? Are you particularly fascinated by new advances in network security? Or perhaps you're drawn to laying out, cabling, and configuring local area networks?

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?

5 Eye-Opening Facts on Elder Abuse for Students in PSW Training

Jun 7, 2017 8:55:06 AM

What is elder abuse? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as "a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, which causes harm or distress to an older person."

Elder abuse comes in many forms, including physical, psychological, financial, sexual, and even spiritual. Seniors may also experience abuse through neglect.

Choosing a Law Clerk Career: Pros, Cons & Career Options

May 16, 2017 10:50:23 AM

Updated October 2022

If you are considering legal studies and want to focus on career paths that do not require a university degree, law clerk could be an ideal option.

Law clerks or legal administrators assist lawyers with a wide range of tasks that include everything from routine office operations to specialized legal research and document preparation.

In this post, we break down some of the most common pros and cons of working as a law clerk, as well as job and salary information for clerks in Ottawa. We hope this information gives you a clearer picture of this career path and helps with your decision-making process.

Launching an Accounting Career in Ottawa: Most wanted Skills & Local Job Market

Apr 24, 2017 7:37:36 AM

What does it mean to work in accounting and payroll? What are the typical tasks you'll complete working for a small to mid-size company, corporate department, or government division? And most importantly, what's demand like right now for accounting and payroll graduates in the Ottawa area?

6 Core Values Taught in Community Services Worker Training

Apr 10, 2017 10:33:22 AM

In Canadian society, we place a very special trust in community services workers (CSWs) to protect and advocate for vulnerable individuals. We rely on CSWs to help make our neighborhoods more fair, safe, and productive.

But given how complex their work can be, there are times when CSWs are faced with very challenging situations, conflicts, and decisions—where the outcome will have a serious and lasting impact on the life of a client, family members, or the CSW herself.

To help build ethical decision-making skills, and understand their responsibilities to the public, CSW students learn the code of professional ethics and values set out by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW).

hard hat icon

Herzing Skilled Trades Training

SKILLED TRADES BLOG

Most Read