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Updated February 2023
You may have heard that thanks to artificial intelligence, bookkeepers and accounting technicians are being automated out of existence.
The World Economic Forum identified accounting, payroll and bookkeeping clerks as the second most at-risk jobs in Canada, set to become increasingly redundant by 2025.
But that's based on the notion that bookkeepers are little more than data entry clerks. For those who are eager to take on more analytical and advisory responsibilities, the move to automation can actually be a good thing.
"The current automation of accounting is mostly on repetitive tasks,” says Cindy Cao. She’s a curriculum designer who has developed college courses for accounting and payroll as well as business administration programs.
“This can be a positive change for students who want to pursue a career in accounting. They can focus more energy on analyzing the accounting information rather than being trapped in repetition."
The bottom line? Accounting professionals are still in demand, but the way they do their jobs is changing.
Updated January 2023
In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, getting certified by a respected organization proves your skills and opens up more job opportunities.
But navigating all the different credentials available in Canada can be really challenging.
If you’re considering alternatives to a four-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial.
Updated December 2022
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.
When we experience a crisis, our ability to cope and make decisions is seriously impaired. We need specialized support to regain control and find an effective solution to the problem at hand.
CSWs are trained to provide that support, and stop individuals in crisis from harming themselves or others. No easy task!
Non-violent crisis intervention training typically introduces students to a step-by-step model—a guide they can follow to help others get through traumatic experiences in the safest, most effective way possible.
In this post, we walk current (and prospective) CSW students through the seven-step approach many social workers use.
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.
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.
Herzing Cup winner Sam Brownell (center) with Career Development Director Caroline Glowatski (left) and Director of Educational Funding Michelle Moncado (right)
Each year, Herzing College hosts a competition among its campuses for the best student presentation.
The national winner gets flown to the College’s annual meeting to share his or her story and receive the Herzing Cup.
The field of computer networking has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years, from the dawn of the internet to the increasingly complex information systems we use today.
Sergio Gonzalez has been working in the field since those early days, graduating from his first technical engineering program in 1998.
Since then, he's earned degrees in information technology and education, and accumulated over 20 years of experience in networking and IT security roles.
Sergio's passion for teaching brought him to Herzing College, where he's recently become an instructor for the Computer Networking Technology program.
This week, we chatted with Sergio to learn more about his fascinating background and get an inside look at the program.
Meet the instructor, learn about networking careers, and find out what to expect in class.
Updated December 2022
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.
Updated February 2023
The goal of health and safety officer training is to produce graduates who know how to keep people safe in the workplace.
Occupational health and safety officers are responsible for inspecting work sites and making sure regulations are followed. They help develop health and safety procedures, deliver training, and follow up on claims and complaints.
A good training program will prepare you to handle all of those challenges.
But what can you expect in class? What will you actually learn?
In this post, we detail the top five core skills covered in a quality health and safety officer training program.