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Meet Dorian: My Experience in Herzing's Building Design Program

Jan 2, 2020 1:21:45 PM

Updated November, 2020

Dorian Pai enrolled in Herzing's Building Design Technician program when he discovered his architecture degree was too theory-based to get him hired.

Dorian needed practical knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and design software to be taken seriously as a job applicant and break into the architecture field.

Like so many other students, he was looking for fast, affordable training that delivered job-ready skills. Did Herzing measure up?

Major Upgrades to our Building Design Program: See What’s New!

Dec 13, 2019 2:13:59 PM

Updated November, 2020

Seriously considering a career in building design? You’re probably looking around and noticing many different training options in the GTA. 

Should you do a university degree in architecture? Would it make more sense to take a shorter diploma program in drafting? 

What exactly should you look for in a quality training program, anyway? 

How Do You Become a Payroll Compliance Practitioner & Is It Worth It?

Nov 4, 2019 10:33:27 AM

Professional certifications are an excellent way to compete for better jobs and advance your career. From technology to healthcare to business—almost every industry has certifications that help prove your skills and expertise to employers. 

Occupational Health & Safety Careers: How Do You Get Started?

Oct 11, 2019 12:59:57 PM

Updated February 2021.

Occupational health and safety is all about protecting people in the workplace.  Every year in Canada, there are thousands of preventable injuries and deaths at work. These accidents happen because employees and managers don’t know about—or aren’t following—the right safety procedures. 

What’s it Like to Study Building Design at Herzing?

Oct 3, 2019 10:17:24 AM

Updated November, 2020

Thinking about becoming a building design technician or drafter? Love the idea of working with architects and construction teams to bring new buildings to life? 

Or, maybe you already have some experience in design, but need additional technical skills to take your career to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting out—or looking to upgrade your skills—quality building design training is the next logical step. 

But what exactly can you expect in class? Which technical skills and computer software will you focus on, and how long will training take? 

Your Guide to Herzing's Medical Office Administrator Course

Sep 27, 2019 1:28:11 PM

Herzing's Medical Office Administration instructor, Ayo Adetoro, has been teaching at Herzing for over 15 years

If you’re thinking about studying medical office administration, there are likely 3 big questions on your mind: 

1) What exactly will I learn in this program? 

2) Will I find a job quickly after graduation? 

3) Am I a good fit for a medical office career? 

In fact, these kinds of questions apply to anyone who’s going back to school, and wants to make sure they choose the right program. To find your answer, you need to know what to expect in class, what skills you’ll need to succeed, and who’s teaching the course. 

High “EQ” is Essential for Community Services Workers: Do You Have It?

Sep 13, 2019 3:45:56 PM

We recently interviewed Cindy Palmer, an experienced social worker who also teaches the Community Services Worker (CSW) program at Herzing College Toronto. 

One of the things we talked about were key skills for CSWs. We asked Cindy what it takes to make a positive impact in this role—and how someone can know they'd be a good fit for the career. 

Her answer was a bit surprising. Cindy said “being able to truly listen” is by far the most important characteristic for CSWs.  

What exactly did she mean by that? What makes someone a really good listener, and why does it matter so much in social work? 

It might sound obvious, but knowing how to listen is more complex than you might think. It leads back to something called Emotional Intelligence—EQ.  

My Experience in Herzing's Paralegal Program

Sep 3, 2019 1:01:49 PM

Photo: Sadique Alexander graduated from the Paralegal Program at Herzing College Toronto in March, 2019.

There's no doubt about it: Paralegal has become a massively popular career path in Ontario. There are many colleges offering diplomas, and many job options to choose from.

You can join a law firm, start your own practice, choose an area of law that really inspires you...and best of all, help people in need of affordable legal services. But is becoming a paralegal right for you?

If you've been thinking about Paralegal training, but aren't sure about taking the next step, your best bet is to talk with someone who's recently completed the program.

New Occupational Health & Safety Program: What Are Your Career Options?

Aug 13, 2019 12:59:25 PM

All across Canada, we're seeing steady employment growth in occupational health and safety. Rising concern over workplace accidents, injuries, and disability claims are creating jobs in this field.

There is also a strong focus on food safety and environmental protection—which have increased demand for inspectors, training providers, and risk management specialists.

This is the domain of the occupational health and safety officer. Curious about training and careers in this field?

Meet Albino Jr: How I Re-Started my Building Design Career in Canada

Aug 5, 2019 2:36:08 PM

Examples of architectural renderings done by Albino Jr Geanga

Updated November, 2020

Albino Jr Geanga immigrated to Canada several years ago, hoping to start a career in building design.

But, even though he already had an Architecture degree from the Philippines, he couldn't get hired without additional training in Canadian building codes and specifications.

Albino decided to take the Building Design Technician program at Herzing College Toronto. He graduated last year, and has successfully re-launched his career here in Canada.