All Ottawa Posts

Our Top 3 Business Programs in Ottawa: Which Diploma Should You Choose?

Jul 26, 2019 8:58:44 AM

Business Management students at Herzing College Ottawa, showing off their Dean's List certificates for academic excellence

Meet David: Computer Networking Grad Lands the Perfect Job

Jun 27, 2019 10:10:09 AM

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!

Pharmacy Assistant vs Pharmacy Technician: What's the Big Difference?

Jun 14, 2019 12:06:41 PM

Updated June, 2021

What's the difference between a pharmacy assistant and a pharmacy technician?

We get this question a lot!

People who are considering training in this field always want to know how a pharmacy assistant is different from a pharmacy technician—and which career path they should choose.

In this post, we'll break down the key differences between these two roles. We'll also give an overview of what to expect in pharmacy assistant training, in case you decide to go that route.

Here's what you need to know.

Comparing Business Management Programs? What to Expect at Herzing

Jun 6, 2019 1:12:31 PM

Business management students pose for a class photo at the Herzing College Ottawa campus

There are a lot of business diplomas out there. There are general programs in business administration. There are specialized programs, covering everything from accounting and payroll to supply chain management.

At all our campuses combined, Herzing offers 8 different kinds of business training! Which one should you choose?

If you want to run a business or lead a team, you're probably leaning toward management training. And if you've landed on this blog post, maybe you're considering Herzing for that training.

9 Skills You Need to Become a Personal Support Worker

May 28, 2019 2:33:58 PM

Personal Support Worker students pose for a class photo at Herzing College in Ottawa (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Looking for a health care career that doesn't require years of training, but allows you to make a huge difference in people's lives?

Becoming a personal support worker (PSW) could be your ideal choice.

You can earn a PSW diploma in just 9 months. By the time you graduate, you'll have all the skills needed to get hired at a hospital, long term care facility, or home-care company.

Computer Networking Ranked Top Tech Career in Canada

May 16, 2019 2:34:33 PM

Did you know that Canada's tech sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the country? We've emerged as a global leader in specialties like AI, clean tech, and cloud services—just to name a few.

Which parts of Canada are the hottest for IT careers right now?

Well, the latest CBRE Tech Talent Scoreboard shows Toronto is North America's fastest-growing tech market. But, several other Canadian cities are also beginning to dominate.

For example, Ottawa is rising quickly as a top destination for technology training and careers. Competing with 50 other North American cities, Ottawa ranked a very impressive #13 for tech growth.

Pros & Cons of Becoming a Personal Support Worker: Should You Go For It?

May 13, 2019 11:01:03 AM

Photo: Personal Support Worker students pose for a class picture at Herzing College Ottawa (2019)

Updated June, 2021

What's inspiring you to become a personal support worker (PSW)? In our experience working with PSW students, there's usually a couple of key reasons people gravitate toward this career.

One is the high demand for PSWs in Ontario and throughout many parts of Canada. If you're looking for a stable health care career, this is an excellent choice.

Our aging population is expected to continue creating jobs for PSWs well into the future.

Another top motivator is the one-to-one time personal support workers get to spend with clients. If you're looking for more than "just a job" and want to make a real connection with people, PSW is the obvious choice.

But, like all careers, becoming a personal support worker comes with certain challenges. What should you know before you invest in training, and start down this path?

Take a look at the most common pros and cons of working as a personal support worker, and see if this role is right for you.

Herzing Partners with Big Jump: Animation Students Get Studio Experience & Job Opportunities

Apr 17, 2019 3:12:18 PM

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.

What to Expect from Pharmacy Assistant Training at Herzing

Apr 9, 2019 11:49:33 AM

Considering pharmacy assistant training, but not totally sure this career path is right for you? Wondering about job options, courses, and the skills you would need to succeed in this field?

We've got you covered. This week, we gathered together the most frequently asked questions about pharmacy assistant training at Herzing.

These are the questions we often get from prospective students, who are trying to figure out what this program is all about.

For answers, we went straight to the source: Robert Orser.  Robert (Bob) is the instructor for Herzing's Pharmacy Assistant Program, and has more than 40 years experience in the field.

Starting a Community Services Worker Career in Ottawa: Your First 4 Steps

Mar 28, 2019 1:32:35 PM

Community Services Worker graduate, Chiman, poses with her instructor, Bryan Coker at the Herzing College Ottawa campus