Photo: Krizia Mae Macusi at Hillel Lodge where she was hired as a Personal Support Worker after graduating from Herzing last May.
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Updated January 2023
In our experience, people are drawn to medical office administration because they want a meaningful career in healthcare without spending years in university. They are looking for a position that includes patient care but does not require becoming a nurse or doctor.
Students who do well in the medical office program are naturally well-organized. They have good communication skills, are mature and reliable, and most importantly have a strong desire to help others.
They want to be part of a healthcare team in a role that directly serves and supports patients. They are detail-oriented, compassionate, and good at juggling tasks and deadlines.
Sound familiar? You've come to the right place.
Top animation studio, Big Jump Entertainment, has partnered with Herzing College to train and recruit talented 2D animation students.
A lot of people dream of a career in 2D animation, working on major TV shows and movies at a top animation studio. But they figure the industry is too hard to break into. There’s too much competition for great studio jobs and they’ll never get hired after investing in training.
They feel pressured to choose another, less “risky” career path and give up on becoming an animator. Sound familiar?
We recently started a 2D Animation program at Herzing because the exact opposite is true. There is actually a major shortage of skilled 2D animators in Ottawa.
Residents of Hillel Lodge, the only charitable, Jewish, faith-based long-term care facility in Eastern Ontario
As most people know, the COVID-19 crisis has been particularly stressful and dangerous for elderly citizens in long-term care facilities.
Older people with weakened immune systems or pre-existing health conditions are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, social distancing rules have also taken a toll, isolating seniors from family and friends, and restricting their participation in community activities.
Never have we relied so heavily on the dedication, skill, and compassion of long-term health care professionals to keep our loved ones safe and well. Nurses, care home staff, and personal support workers are on the front lines of this struggle.
Photo: Cris Quejada at her new job at Oakpark Retirement Community, where she works in reception and assists with accounting
After Cris Quejada became a permanent resident of Canada, she knew she needed a Canadian diploma to start a successful career here in Ottawa.
She did her research, figured out which business jobs had strong demand, and decided accounting and payroll was the right choice.
6 months ago, she graduated from Herzing's Accounting and Payroll course, and got hired immediately as a receptionist/accounting assistant.
Going back to school and starting a brand new career isn't easy. We interviewed Cris this week to find out what the process was like for her.
We asked her to review the Accounting and Payroll program, including her opinion of the instructors, courses, internship, and career support services.
Check out this interview to learn more about Cris and her experience at Herzing.
Photo: Priscilla Grant on graduation day from the Medical Office Administration program at Herzing College Ottawa
Wondering what it's like to become a medical office administrator (MOA)? Want to know more about training, careers, and getting started in this field?
Who better to talk to than Priscilla Grant? Priscilla recently completed the Medical Office Administrator program at Herzing College Ottawa.
She went straight into a full-time medical office position after graduation, and has transitioned very smoothly into her new career.
And she did it all while working part-time and caring for two children under the age of 6!
We interviewed Priscilla earlier this month to learn more about her story, and see how things are going at work.
Find out what Priscilla thought of Herzing's MOA program, her most and least favourite parts of training, and how she landed such a great job at Carefor Health and Community Services.
Here are the highlights from our conversation.
Pauline Hughes-Derome, Personal Support Worker student at Herzing College Ottawa
At 58 years old, Pauline Hughes-Derome figured it was too late to change careers. And at her age, she assumed going back to school wasn't even an option.
After all, she already had a stable job in accounting, years of business experience, and no reason to make a move.
But then everything changed when her sister got cancer, and Pauline became her primary care-giver.
David Thibodeau on graduation day at Herzing College Ottawa (Computer Networking Technology Program)
You really never know where life will take you. Most people switch jobs several times before settling into the right position. Others head back to school later in life to learn a completely new set of skills—and end up in a career they never imagined.
David Thibodeau is a perfect case in point. He started a career in computer technology 10 years ago, gave it up to work in construction—and then found himself back at Herzing last year, studying tech all over again!
Herzing College partners with leading animation studio, Big Jump Entertainment, to offer students internships, training, and jobs
Did you know that Ottawa is one of the hottest cities in Canada for animation? Ottawa is home to 7 major studios, employs at least 1000 animators, and creates amazing content for iconic production companies, like Disney and Marvel.
And we're just getting started. Ottawa is quickly gaining a reputation for world-class animation talent. Local studios are getting more work, and seeking to expand—the only problem is finding trained animators to hire.
Demand is overtaking supply, and the city is experiencing a serious shortage of animation professionals. Cory Morrison is one of the founders of Big Jump Entertainment, and is seeing this phenomenon unfold on the front lines.
Updated December 2022
Working with disadvantaged and endangered children is truly a special calling. At-risk youth are one of the most vulnerable populations in our society.
Children facing trauma and crisis require skilled advocates—professionals who are trained to offer protection, support, and services that are specially designed to protect their safety, and create long-term solutions for health and wellbeing.
Interested in becoming a child and youth worker in Ottawa? Are you considering Community Services Worker (CSW) training to specialize in this branch of social services?