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How Community Services Workers Handle a Crisis: 7 Key Steps

Jan 13, 2022 1:36:21 PM

Working with at-risk populations is central to community service work.

CSWs are trained to support people dealing with serious life challenges, which may include addictions, mental health disorders, cases of domestic violence, and other, high-stress situations that sometimes lead to acute crises.

5 of the Fastest-Growing Healthcare Jobs You Can Get Without a Degree

Jan 6, 2022 11:49:16 AM

If you’re hoping for an in-demand job in health care but don’t want to spend four-plus years in university, we have some good news.

Many of the fastest-growing roles in Canada’s healthcare system require no more than a college certificate or diploma.

So which ones show the most promise, you ask?

To find out, we looked at data from the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC). That revealed which healthcare jobs had the highest rates of growth during 2021, as measured by the percentage increase in the number of online job postings compared to the previous year.

Then we narrowed the list down to those careers that don’t require a degree.

To help you even more, we collected national and regional salary information for each of those careers, as noted by the Government of Canada Job Bank.

Keep reading to discover five of the hottest healthcare careers in the country right now.

Meet Kierstin: My Experience in the OHS Program at Herzing

Jan 4, 2022 9:25:27 AM

Kierstin Whitney didn’t always have a clear focus for her career path. She just knew that she wanted to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

After high school, she worked a bunch of different jobs, taking note of what she enjoyed and looking for new opportunities to grow and learn. She finally realized her true passion was health and safety.

It was intimidating to go back to school, but she knew she needed some specialized training. She took the leap, enrolled in the online OHS program through Herzing College—and never looked back.

We caught up with Kierstin to find out how she found the whole experience.

Here’s how that conversation went.

Meet Ashley: My Experience in the Accounting and Payroll Program

Dec 22, 2021 9:39:06 AM

Ashley Benish first developed an interest in accounting while working in customer service at a bank.

She really enjoyed working with numbers, solving problems, and helping clients with their banking needs.

When she became a mom, she stepped away from the work world for a few years to focus on raising her children. But she always intended to get back into the accounting field.

And when her kids got a little older and the time was right to upgrade her skills, Ashley chose the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program at Herzing College.

We spoke with her recently to see how she found the whole experience.

Here’s her story.

Top 10 Medical Office Assistant Duties and Skills

Dec 13, 2021 9:27:13 AM

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are amazing jugglers. This role involves a lot of multi-tasking, and requires a special balance of interpersonal, customer service, and administrative skills.

When they're not scheduling appointments and taking calls, they're assisting with medical procedures and processing billing.

Medical office assistants do much more than most people realize.

MOAs perform a variety of duties and need a range of skills. These include clinical skills, computer software, communication, organization, record-keeping, and time management.

In this post, we'll walk you through the 10 most important skills for medical office assistants in Manitoba (it's important to note that skills and training vary by province).

This is the foundation of our Medical Office Assistant program, and covers all the duties you'll be responsible for at work.

The Future of Global Supply Chain Management

Dec 3, 2021 10:46:44 AM

For many years, supply chain professionals focused on cost containment and operational efficiency.

Globalization was the name of the game, and raw materials and finished goods moved freely across international borders.

But then COVID-19 brought border closures, factory shutdowns, material shortages, shipping delays, and changing consumer habits.

The pandemic has laid bare the complexity—and fragility—of the global supply chain. It clearly showed that the system was ill-equipped to deal with massive disruptions in both supply and demand.

So, going forward, how will companies adapt? What does the future of global supply chain management look like?

Here’s how the next five to 10 years may shape up.

The Best Career Options With an Accounting Diploma

Nov 24, 2021 10:36:38 AM

There are plenty of reasons to get an accounting diploma rather than a degree.

A diploma takes less time and money, and it emphasizes practical skills over abstract theory. It’s all about helping you prepare for the real world of work.

But here’s the big question: What career options will you have after graduation?

The truth is that an accounting diploma can qualify you for a number of jobs that come with decent incomes and are expanding rapidly across Manitoba.

In this post, we explain what’s covered in an accounting diploma program and give details on three of the top career options for new grads: accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable clerk, and payroll administrator.

Find out what to expect in training and explore the post-grad possibilities.

How to Become a Medical Lab Assistant: 5 Simple Steps

Nov 15, 2021 9:36:16 AM

If you want a healthcare career that involves challenging, highly detailed work but doesn’t require years of training, you’re smart to be looking into becoming a medical lab assistant.

This job is all about collecting samples and running routine tests to help doctors diagnose illness and make decisions about patient care. It’s important work that requires great precision and accuracy.

And now is an excellent time to become a medical lab assistant in Manitoba. The province is expected to have a big shortage of these professionals over the next few years.

So what does it take to land one of those roles? How do you actually become a medical lab assistant?

Here are 5 simple steps you need to follow.

5 Career Paths to Explore After Studying Business Administration

Nov 2, 2021 10:18:53 AM

A lot of people choose to study business administration because it covers such a variety of topics and leads to such a wide range of career paths.

A college program in business administration will teach you how to use office software, manage people and projects, handle basic accounting functions, promote an organization’s products, and more.

It can be excellent training for anyone interested in working in an office, leading a team, or even starting a new company.

But where exactly can a business administration diploma lead you? What specific careers can you pursue right after graduation?

Keep reading for details on 5 potential options.

5 Reasons to Start a Career in Cybersecurity in Manitoba

Oct 29, 2021 1:19:13 PM

Keeping information systems secure is a critical job in today’s tech-dependent world.

Cyber criminals continually find new ways to access sensitive information, interrupt business operations, and just generally cause havoc.

Some experts estimate that data breaches will cost businesses more than $5 trillion a year by 2024.

Organizations in Manitoba, across Canada, and around the world desperately need talented cybersecurity pros who can shore up system defenses and stay ahead of the hackers.

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