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How to Choose a Good Community Support Worker Course: Tips & Advice

Feb 15, 2021 11:21:27 AM

Image: Volunteering and hands-on training are core components of a quality CSW course

Planning to become a community support worker (CSW)? You're on track to a rewarding career with many different job options.

Community services is a challenging, diverse, and quickly growing field. CSWs work in front-line roles, supporting vulnerable populations and helping people lead healthier more independent lives.

So how do  you get started?

Your first step is find a quality community support worker course. There are quite a few colleges across Manitoba that offer this program. How do you know which one to choose?

While you should certainly take the time to do your own research, there are a few key factors that every good community support worker course should offer.

In this post, we outline all the features you should look for when researching CSW training options.

After reading, you will be much better prepared to find a great program to launch your career.

From Stock Boy to President: Meet Accounting and Payroll Graduate, Gleason Uppahuak

Jan 26, 2021 11:22:23 AM

Photo: Gleason Uppahuak in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Gleason Uppahuak started his career at age 13 as a stock boy.

Even then, he understood the value of learning and hard work. He moved slowly up the ranks from the stock room to the customer service team, and finally to the accounting department.

At that point, he reached the limit of skills he could learn on-the-job. Gleason needed professional training in accounting and payroll software, regulations, reports, and financial management.

Going back to school was a natural progression for him. "Education is the key to professional and personal success," says Gleason. "Plus, I always loved math classes at school."

But even Gleason couldn't predict just how far accounting training and a talent for numbers would take him. 

Since graduating from Herzing in 2019, he's managed an entire social housing project and become President of Kivalliq Development Corporation.

From stock boy to president, Gleason is living proof of the power of education.

We interviewed him this week to learn more about his new role, and get his opinion of Herzing's Accounting and Payroll program. Here are the highlights of our conversation.

Office Assistant Jobs and Salaries: What Are Your Options?

Jan 21, 2021 10:07:18 AM

Office assistants are an integral part of most companies. They assist with day-to-day operations, deal with the public, and support upper level executives.

Without office assistants, organizations simply wouldn’t run smoothly. So, it’s no surprise that office assistant jobs are in-demand across Canada.

We did a search for ‘administrative assistant’ in the Government of Canada Job Bank and found more than 1,600 listings.

And administrative assistant is just one of many jobs available for people trained in the right office skills.

In this post, we’ll explore four different office assistant jobs. We’ll break down each role, responsibilities, and the average salary for each position in Winnipeg.

At the end of the post, we'll cover training requirements to become an office assistant and links to learn more. Let's get started.

Community Support Worker versus Health Care Aide: 3 Key Differences

Dec 17, 2020 12:11:43 PM

You’ve landed on this page because you’re interested in a career in healthcare. You’re drawn to roles where you can really help people and make a meaningful difference in their lives. 

But you don’t want to spend years at university earning a degree. 

Community Support Worker (CSW) and Health Care Aide (HCA) are two excellent alternatives. Both are front-line roles with big positive impact. Both are in demand in Manitoba. And you can train for either career in less than 12 months. 

Which path should you choose? Which role suits you best? 

In this post, we’ll walk you through the main differences between Community Support Workers and Health Care Aides.  

You will learn how training, job responsibilities, skills, and career options vary between these two roles. By the end, you’ll know which path is right for you and exactly how to get started. 

Pros and Cons of Being an Administrative Assistant

Dec 11, 2020 10:54:04 AM

If you’re considering a career as an administrative assistant, you’re probably wondering what life’s really like on-the-job.

Is the role right for you? What should you know up front before you invest in training?

Unfortunately, the information out there is sometimes unclear. What exactly does an administrative assistant do?

Basically, admin assistants help businesses run smoothly by providing clerical support, answering client requests, scheduling appointments, and organizing projects.

If that still sounds vague to you, it’s because many specifics of the job depend on the type of organization you choose to work for.

What does it all boil down to? Being a key member of the office support team. No business or organization could function without highly organized, skilled administrative staff.

Let’s look at some pros and cons of this position. By the end of this post, you’ll have a much better idea of what to expect.

What is a Typical Day for a Medical Office Assistant?

Nov 19, 2020 2:52:26 PM

Summary of this post: Find out exactly what you'll be doing at work as a Medical Office Assistant. We explain the daily routine, important tasks, and life on-the-job as an MOA.

The Best Health Care Aide Course in Winnipeg

Nov 11, 2020 1:38:28 PM

Students practicing health care aide techniques at Herzing College Winnipeg

Are you considering becoming a Health Care Aide? Chances are, you have probably already started researching health care aide courses in Winnipeg.

The city has several colleges that offer this program, so there are many options to choose from.

Most health care aide programs deliver similar courses and teach similar skills. They take the same amount of time to complete, include an internship, and promise good employment opportunities after graduation.

If programs are so similar, how do you know which college offers the best health care aide course?

You need to find the school that goes above and beyond basic requirements. You want the highest quality training delivered by the most experienced instructors.

Most importantly, you want a program that includes additional instruction in cutting-edge skills employers really want.

Over the years, Herzing College has developed a reputation for exceptional health care aid training. That's because we have some very special people developing and teaching this course.

Top 10 Medical Office Assistant Duties and Skills

Oct 23, 2020 3:35:58 PM

Updated February 2021.

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.

Meet Rebecca: My Review of Herzing's Business Administration Program

Oct 5, 2020 1:26:05 PM

Rebecca Hiebert raised three children on her own. For many years, being a mother was her full-time job. But over the last year or two, those priorities began to change.

Her children grew older and became more independent. Gradually, she found herself with some extra time. And she knew exactly what she wanted to do with it.

Rebecca had always wanted to study business administration. With great determination, she returned to school and earned not one, but two diplomas in business from Herzing College Winnipeg.

Getting Your First Medical Office Assistant Job: Tips from an Expert

Sep 10, 2020 9:58:54 AM

For most of us, searching for a new job is both stressful and exhausting. The endless applications, resume writing, interviews, and anxiety waiting to find out if you landed the position.

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