In the accounting field, professional certifications are an excellent way to compete for better jobs and advance your career.
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It’s true that going to college is an investment in your future. But finding the money to pay for it can be a real challenge.
Fortunately, there are several ways to get help with your costs via scholarships, loans, grants, etc. There are even specific funding sources for Canadian adults who have been out of school for a while and are looking to develop new skills through a college program.
In this post, we break down the different financial aid options to help you understand how they work and whether they’re right for you.
Here’s what you need to know.
What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.
The industry also includes many different career paths.
Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.
In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Canada.
By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.
In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, getting certified by a respected organization proves your skills and opens up more job opportunities.
But navigating all the different credentials available in Canada can be really challenging.
If you’re considering alternatives to a four-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial.
Working with at-risk populations is central to community service work.
CSWs are trained to support people dealing with serious life challenges, which may include addictions, mental health disorders, cases of domestic violence, and other, high-stress situations that sometimes lead to acute crises.
After years of working various retail jobs and then staying home to raise her three kids, Amanda Gauthier decided it was time to get some career training.
She had no post-secondary education and was nervous about going back to school in her 30s. She also struggled with “mom guilt” for taking on this new challenge while her children were still very little. Her youngest was not even school age yet.
But she was passionate about helping people and ready to pursue a new path. So she took the plunge and enrolled in the Community Services Worker program at Herzing College.
It was a decision that changed her life.
We spoke with Amanda recently to learn about her experience with the course, the instructor, and the internship.
Here are the highlights of our conversation.
When Kris Wattie was finishing high school, he didn’t really know what he wanted to do with his life.
He did know that he enjoyed gaming. He got very involved in the gaming community, and a game server owner gave him a chance to start learning about the administration aspect.
That inspired him to pursue a career in network administration. But first he needed some quality training.
Kris looked around for a course that reflected his learning style. He wanted a program that would let him explore one topic fully before moving on to the next.
He found it in the Computer Networking Technology program at Herzing College.
Kris successfully completed the program—and landed a job as an IT administrator at Novotech!
We caught up with him recently to get his take on the course, the staff, and his experiences during training.
Here’s his story.
Marina Denisova always knew she wanted to help people change their lives for the better.
She completed graduate studies in social work in her native Russia. But when she came to Canada, she knew she needed additional training.
She needed to build on her English language skills and learn about the social programs and systems that were in place in this country.
That’s what led her to enrol in the Community Services Worker (CSW) program at Herzing.
Marina graduated from the program and is now an ECE assistant with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.
We spoke with her recently to get her thoughts on the CSW course, the instructor, and the overall Herzing experience.
Here’s what she had to say.
Eager to play an essential part in helping hospitals and clinics run smoothly? Medical office administration might be the field for you.
Medical office administrators (MOAs) are the friendly faces at the front desk.
They do everything from greeting patients, updating files, and scheduling appointments to processing billing, preparing exam rooms, and collecting lab results.
It’s vital work that really has an impact.
But every job has both advantages and drawbacks. And it’s important to understand the full picture before committing to a career path.
In this post, we take you through the major pros and cons of becoming a medical office administrator.
Learn what to expect and see if this role is a good fit for you.
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.