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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.

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

Mar 28, 2019 1:32:35 PM

Updated October 2022

A career in community services is one of the most effective ways to make a real difference in your local neighborhood.

If you're looking for meaningful work—a job where you will truly help people—this is the path for you. Community services workers (CSWs) play an important role in making our society safer, fairer, and more prosperous for everyone.

Is Business Training Right For You? 5 Things to Consider

Feb 18, 2019 1:32:30 PM

Updated December 2022

A business diploma is one of the most versatile training programs you can pursue. The skills taught in this program open doors to a wide range of career options—and courses can be completed in two years or even less.

We meet with hundreds of students every year, many of them considering careers in business. Are you one of them? How do you know if this program is right for you?

Ultimate Personal Support Worker Skills List: What PSWs Need to Succeed

Jan 17, 2019 12:28:13 PM

Updated May 2021.

Are you considering becoming a personal support worker (PSW)? What's drawing you to a career in this field?

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Quality 2D Animation Diploma

Jan 9, 2019 3:51:04 PM

Updated October 2022

Ottawa is an excellent place to start a career in 2D animation. The city is home to globally recognized animation studios, a thriving animation scene—and best of all—strong demand for new talent.

The latest report from the Government of Canada Job Bank shows steady demand for 2D animators all across the province. And A.J. Cote, the creator of Herzing's 2D Animation Diploma in Ottawa, says local studios are forced to outsource jobs overseas because they can't fill vacant spots locally.

So, if you're considering an animation career in Ottawa, you're in the right place. Your next step is to find quality training that will get you a spot at one of those top studios.

As you compare diploma programs, use this checklist to narrow down the best candidates. These are five things every student should look for in a quality 2D animation program—and specific steps to follow when researching each school.

Which Life Skills Will You Teach as a Community Services Worker?

Dec 11, 2018 3:11:46 PM

Updated October 2022

What exactly qualifies as "life skills"? For many of us, these are abilities we start learning as children and build on as we enter adulthood and become increasingly independent.

We're talking about things like landing a job, managing your finances, keeping yourself healthy, and building good social relationships. Aside from a few bumps here and there, we tend to develop these skills naturally, over time.

Becoming a Child/Youth Worker After CSW Training

Nov 30, 2018 4:10:57 PM

Updated December, 2020.

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? Are you considering Community Services Worker (CSW) training to specialize in this branch of social services?

Should You Become a Network Technician? 8 Things to Consider

Nov 21, 2018 1:53:16 PM

Updated November 2022

Choosing a career is very exciting...but it can also be incredibly stressful. There's the cost of training, the investment of time and hard work, and worries about actually finding a job.

This is a high-stakes decision for many people, whether you're fresh out of high school or looking for a new direction. No one wants to end up in a career they're not suited for in a field where nobody's hiring.

It's all about finding that perfect balance: an occupation that matches your interests and natural skills and has healthy employment growth and demand where you live.

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