Over the years, we've trained hundreds of social services workers. These people come from various backgrounds and walks of life—but they all have one important thing in common. They want to make a positive, lasting difference in their communities.
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The latest career report from the Government of Canada Job Bank tells us demand is steady for Community Services Workers (CSWs) in Toronto. And it's expected to remain stable over the next 10 years.
We'll have a balance of job-seekers and employers, and fair amount of growth in terms of community services and programs on offer.
What does all this mean? Well, it's positive news for anyone who feels called to a career in social services. It means there are opportunities to truly make a difference in your local community, delivering specialized support to the people who need it most.
This really is an exciting time to launch a career in graphic design. The rise of digital media has created so many new opportunities for designers to stretch their skills, adopt new tech, and experiment with new product design ideas.
There are numerous ways to specialize in this field, and a broad range of skills to master. In this post, we're breaking down the most important technical knowledge and personal attributes needed to build a successful graphic design career.
If you're about to embark on graphic design training, you're entering a world with endless creative possibilities—and just as many techniques, tools, and stylistic trends.
The design industry moves fast. To build a successful career in this field, you'll need to keep a close eye on the trends, while striving to find your own voice, and develop your own style.
Graphic design touches many different industries. Your clients could range from marketing agencies to design firms to authors to musicians to film producers.
Everyone wants to find a career that is both professionally and personally rewarding. We all want to strike that perfect balance between financially stability, and feeling inspired to go to work each day.
This is what motivates us to seek out training, find our "tribe", and apply for jobs that deliver a sense of meaning along with a steady paycheck.
If you're considering a paralegal career, you're probably aiming for that very same goal. As you flip through program brochures, or talk to people you know in the legal field, you're thinking about whether this is truly your ideal path.
Examples of student work from the Herzing College Graphic Design Program (Toronto campus)
When most people think "graphic designer", they immediately imagine someone who designs for websites, posters, or advertisements. But, the truth is, there's a whole world of other graphic design applications and career paths out there.
From film and television, to book and album covers, to public services—talented designers are wanted across industries to communicate ideas in creative and compelling ways.
Paralegal students at Herzing College Toronto participating in a mock trial
In our experience, paralegal training attracts a very specific kind of student. These people are analytical, hard-working, articulate, socially conscious, and driven to help others.
They have a strong sense of ethics, and are genuinely fascinated by how our legal system works.
We're talking about a special kind of person who believes in justice, and wants to make legal services more available and affordable to Ontario residents.
Because that's exactly what paralegals do. So, what should you know about this training and career path, before you take the leap and enroll in a program?
Whether your dream is to work at a small local business, non-profit organization, government agency, or multi-national company—you'll find some level of business training is needed to break into a good role, and move forward in your career.
Glaser, Kidd, Scher, Bass, Bierut...chances are, you've heard of at least one of these graphic design giants. And even if you don't know their names, you'd recognize their legendary work in a heartbeat.
Everyone knows the iconic "I heart NY" sign. Or, the universally familiar Jurassic Park t-rex image and logo. Those designs are by globally-renowned graphic designers, Milton Glaser and Chip Kidd.
Frankly, there are so many reasons to choose a career in architectural design, we had a hard time narrowing it down to just 9.