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What is Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)? Beginner’s Guide

Jul 29, 2021 3:11:36 PM

The field of occupational health and safety (OHS) revolves around keeping people safe in the workplace.

OHS professionals focus on identifying and minimizing risks to people’s health, safety, and well-being.

They inspect work sites, enforce health and safety legislation, and make sure employees and managers are following proper procedures.

They also develop policies, deliver training, and implement programs to promote a culture of safety and wellness.

Occupational health and safety is often associated with sectors like construction and manufacturing, but it has much broader applications. OHS professionals can be found in every industry.

Keep reading to learn what OHS is all about and what career options exist in this field.

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Community Support Worker (CSW)

Jul 19, 2021 10:42:45 AM

Many people are drawn to a career as a community support worker (CSW) out of a desire to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals.

CSWs give at-risk people the tools and resources they need to overcome their challenges and rebuild their lives.

This role is about offering compassionate, practical support to those in need. And it can be very rewarding.

But of course, there are advantages and drawbacks to every job. You should have a full picture of what to expect before you commit to a career path.

Read on to discover the major pros and cons of becoming a CSW, and see if this role truly is your calling.

What Do You Learn in a Supply Chain Diploma?

Jul 8, 2021 10:19:33 AM

Every product you see on a store shelf or online took a long and winding journey through a supply chain.

Before a single pair of jeans can end up in your closet, for instance, it must go through a complex process of material sourcing, production, warehousing, and distribution.

Supply chain management is about coordinating each step of that process. Supply chain training teaches you how to do that, so your employer can save money and serve customers better.

Students learn what it takes to get a product from point of origin to point of consumption, including how to solve challenges, deal with clients, negotiate with suppliers, organize warehousing, transportation logistics, etc.

Supply chain degree programs are available, but this post focuses on a quicker path to employment—a supply chain diploma.

Diplomas are built around the practical skills you need to get started in the industry.

So what exactly will you learn in a supply chain diploma program? Here are 5 key areas covered in class.

8 Different Supply Chain Careers: What Are Your Options?

Jun 21, 2021 8:26:35 AM

Supply chain management is a vast field. Think about the process a single piece of clothing or technology goes through, from point of origin to your local store shelf. 

There are raw materials to source, a manufacturing process, warehousing, distribution, global transportation logistics, and local delivery networks.  

At each stage, there are contracts to be made, negotiations, problem-solving, costs to manage, orders to track, and clients to update. 

Supply chain management is a highly complex, global industry with many areas of specialization and potential career paths. 

What Does It Mean to Study Business Administration?

Jun 17, 2021 10:35:47 AM

Few fields are as diverse and wide-ranging as business administration.

This area of study focusses on how companies operate. That includes a lot of different departments and roles, including accounting, marketing, sales, management, customer service, and more.

By studying business administration, you can learn how to lead a team, manage resources, attract clients, run an office, help with bookkeeping, or handle routine clerical responsibilities.

Here's the key thing to know: you can study business administration at the university level with a degree program OR you can take a diploma in business at the college level.

The skills you learn will be quite different, depending on which path you choose.

In this post, we break down the differences between diplomas and degrees, including what you'll study and what jobs you'll qualify for after graduation.

Find out what it means to study business administration and if this field is right for you.

What’s it Like to Study Business Administration at Herzing?

Jun 11, 2021 10:43:48 AM

Photo: Business students and instructors eating lunch together at the Herzing Winnipeg campus (2019) 

Thinking about taking Business Administration training? Looking to switch careers, upgrade your office skills, or get your first job in this field? 

No matter your background, age, or level of experience, this program can help you reach your goals. Business administration is one of the most flexible diploma programs out there. 

But if you’ve done some research, you’ll notice this program is a little different at each college. Every school has its own version of the training. 

So, what’s it like to study Business Administration at Herzing? What can you expect in class? 

In this post, we break down the most important features of our diploma program.

We also spoke with some recent graduates to get their opinion on the courses, instructor, internship, and more. 

Here’s everything you need to know. 

What Skills Do You Learn in a CSW Diploma? Top 6 Takeaways

Jun 2, 2021 12:52:28 PM

Image: Students in the CSW diploma program at Herzing College

A Community Support Worker (CSW) diploma is a quick, efficient way to start a career in social services.  

If you want to do front-line work in your community, but don’t want to earn a university degree in social work, a CSW diploma is a good alternative.

It takes just 11 months to complete the program. 

We have been delivering CSW training (both on campus and online) for several years.

Students always say their favourite part of the program is the hands-on training in counselling. Plus the real experience they get on internship at a local community organization. 

Most students are excited to get out there and start working with people in need. They’re not interested in spending years studying social work history and theory.  

So, exactly what topics and skills are covered in a CSW diploma? How does it prepare you for the challenges of supporting at-risk people?

Read on for a good preview of what you’ll be learning in class.

4 Computer Networking Jobs That Are Growing During Pandemic

May 31, 2021 1:31:29 PM

It's no secret that the pandemic massively disrupted many sectors of Canada's economy.

It dramatically changed the way many people work, shop, socialize (and pretty much every other aspect of our lives).

But while some industries have suffered large job losses, sectors like information technology experienced substantial growth.

With everyone stuck at home, relying on digital systems to keep them connected to the outside world, the demand for computer networking professionals has kicked into high gear.

In this post, we walk you through 4 computer networking jobs that have seen increased demand during the pandemic.

Find out which IT careers offer promising opportunities both now and in the years ahead.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office.

They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area.

You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the 5 points to consider before you make a decision.

What Does a Payroll Clerk Do? Daily Routine & Essential Skills

May 7, 2021 1:57:45 PM

Payroll clerks have one of the most important roles in any company: making sure people get paid accurately and on time.

And payroll clerks are in demand. Nearly every region of Manitoba gets the Government of Canada Job Bank's highest employment outlook rating for this career (3 stars).

But a good employment outlook isn't the only reason to choose an occupation. Before you commit, you need more details about the role. Is it a good match for your interests and natural strengths?

You need to know what a payroll clerk actually does every day at work, and the skills you'll need to get hired.

In this post, we offer an inside look at payroll skills, responsibilities, and daily routine.

Find out what to expect on the job and how to get started with training.

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