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Meet Sheri Richard: Becoming a Health Care Aide Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

May 8, 2019 3:05:37 PM

Herzing graduate, Sheri Richard in her Health Care Aide uniform at Extendicare Oakview Place in Winnipeg.

It's always really exciting to catch up with Herzing grads, and see how much their lives have changed since finishing school, and starting a brand new career.

Health Care Aide graduate, Sheri Richard, is a great example. She switched career paths later in life, when she could no longer find work in her field, and needed a new direction.

Sheri knew she wanted to help people, so she started looking around for quick training options. A 5-month Health Care Aide Diploma was an ideal fit.

Herzing Health & Safety Grads Now Eligible For National Certifications

May 1, 2019 2:09:28 PM

We're excited to share that Herzing's Occupational Health and Safety program has been approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP).

4 Fast Business Diplomas: Be Ready for Work in 12 Months or Less

Apr 22, 2019 4:20:21 PM

What's the number one thing you're looking for in college diploma program? For many students it's efficiency: a quality program that gets you job-ready fast.

The reasons are clear. Most students work while they study, and quite a few have families to look after. The less time you have to juggle all those things, the better.

If you're choosing a college business diploma over a university degree program, it's because you want to train faster, spend less on tuition, and start your career as quickly as possible.

So, what are your training options?

Strong Demand for Accounting Technicians in Manitoba: Should You Get Training?

Apr 11, 2019 10:57:02 AM

Accounting has always been a fairly safe career bet. Every business—from local start-ups to multi-national corporations—needs skilled accounting professionals to compete and grow.

And there are accounting jobs beyond the world of business, too. Government agencies, not-for-profit groups, educational institutions, and community organizations all hire accounting personnel.

But, if you're considering starting accounting training, you need more specific information about job opportunities in this field. You need to know what demand is like for beginner, entry-level roles (versus senior accountants).

Need Flexible Administrative Assistant Training? 4 Great Options

Apr 2, 2019 1:40:19 PM

Over the years, we've trained thousands of students who want careers in office administration. They come from all backgrounds, age groups, and walks of life. But there are a few things our office assistant students seem to have in common.

First, they're naturally interested in the operations side of business—the daily tasks that keep offices running smoothly. They are well-organized people, with excellent communication skills, and a strong sense of team work.

Second, many of our office admin students are juggling several other responsibilities, outside of school. Quite a few are working full or part-time. Others have families and jobs.

The big question is, how exactly are you supposed to get a new career started, if the training doesn't work with your schedule?

4 Good Reasons to Start a Career in Supply Chain Management

Mar 22, 2019 12:59:12 PM

Did you know that the supply chain management business is booming in Manitoba—and all across Canada? If the answer is no, you're not alone.

This is one of today's most under-rated and unrecognized career paths. In part, because many people aren't sure exactly what supply chain management actually is, or what kinds of jobs they might pursue within this vast field.

Top 8 Reasons to Choose Herzing's Broadcasting and Media Communications Program

Mar 13, 2019 2:00:54 PM

Herzing Radio/Television Broadcasting student, Harrison Jordan, hones his studio skills on campus

From Bank Employee to Health Care Aide: Meet Susan Zirk, 5 Years Later

Feb 12, 2019 10:35:40 AM

Susan Zirk in her health care aide scrubs, in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Updated November, 2020

Are you considering becoming a health care aide, and wondering if you'd be a good fit for the role? Want a more meaningful career that focusses on helping others - but doesn't require years of training to get started? You're definitely not alone.

Meet Susan Zirk, a Herzing graduate who gave up a career in finance to pursue a new life as a health care aide (HCA).

In many ways, Susan's story is similar to so many health care aide students we've worked with over the years.

Should You Take Medical Office Assistant Training?

Feb 4, 2019 1:46:40 PM

Like so many parts of Canada, Manitoba is experiencing increasing demands on its health care system.

As the population ages, we're seeing labour shortages for a wide range of health care jobs—spanning everything from physiotherapists to family physicians to orderlies to medical office staff.

Are you considering a career in health care, but don't want to spend years in university earning a degree? Interested in blending your natural organizational skills with front-line patient care? You could be an ideal candidate for medical office assistant (MOA) training.

5 Reasons to Start a Career in Occupational Health & Safety

Feb 1, 2019 1:02:43 PM

Updated December, 2020.

In 1976, Manitoba passed The Workplace Safety and Health Act. It laid out standards for safe working conditions, and outlined the responsibilities of employers to maintain those standards.

This move came shortly after Saskatchewan passed North America's very first Occupational Health Act in 1971—making Canada a strong leader in this area.