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Great News for current and future Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Students at National Academy

by Mark Harrington

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We are proud to announce that we have signed another placement/co-op agreement for our Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Students. Adding again to our list of career co-op providers who not only provide training to our students, but who also hire them long-term.

As one of Canada’s leading career colleges, recently voted best career college in Ontario by View magazine, we constantly strive to achieve the best results for our students. Securing high quality co-op experiences for our students not only guarantees a life-long learning experience, it very often results in life-long careers with the same organization.

Legacy Supply Chain Services specializes in full-service solutions designed to adapt quickly to the demands of any business and the ever-changing economic landscape. Legacy is supported by a team of 2,700 professionals with years of experience designing, building and implementing high-performing supply chain and logistics solutions.

Our Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma is offered at the following campuses:

Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Toronto: 416 545 0404
Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Mississauga: 905 273 6656
Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Hamilton: 905 521 9991

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Demand for Physiotherapy Assistants Continue to Rise

by Mark Harrington

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Becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant (Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton)

If you’ve ever considered a career in healthcare and enjoy working one-on-one with people, then becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant may be the career for you.

According to Indeed.com, there are over 200 job openings for Physiotherapy Assistants (‘PTA’s) in Ontario, most of these are with the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (including Mississauga, Toronto and Hamilton).  The annual salaries offered range from $30,000 to $90,000 per year.

According to the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, it is best practice and beneficial to obtain a diploma from a Physiotherapy Assistant program to work in the industry. Obtaining a diploma from a recognized and long-standing college such as National Academy of Health & Business (who have been training Healthcare professionals for close to 40 years) will ensure greater career prospects.

What do PTAs Do?

PTAs in Ontario work under the direction of a physiotherapist in the delivery of physiotherapy services.

Even though physiotherapist assistants are supervised by a physiotherapist, PTAs are responsible for their own performance. As a physiotherapist assistant, you must ensure that you are capable of completing tasks that are assigned to you.

Physiotherapy Assistant Programs in Ontario

NAHB is one of the most established career college in Ontario.  The Physiotherapy Assistant program is offered at the following locations.

Where do PTAs work?

Physiotherapy Assistants may find careers the following types of facilities:

  • Retirement Homes
  • Private Clinics
  • Home Care Providers
  • Hospital Emergency Departments
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Long Term Care Home Providers
  • Inpatient Acute or Critical Care Providers
  • Outpatient Hospital Departments

For information on becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant, as well a review of all your funding options (including Government Assistance, to those who qualify), contact your nearest campus:

 

Why Ontario Needs More Personal Support Workers than Ever Before

by Mark Harrington

PSW PROGRAMS ONTARIO

PSW PROGRAMS ONTARIO – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER AND NOW COULDN’T BE A BETTER TIME TO ENROLL



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Personal Support Workers play a crucial role in providing care for the aging, injured and ill population. The main goal of a PSW is to create an environment of physical, emotional and social wellbeing where patients have the assistance they need to uphold good health, but also maintain their independence.  As the average age of the population continues to rise, Ontario needs more PSWs than ever before.

If you’re interested in the Personal Support Worker certificate, there are several rewarding career options that open up to you after earning a diploma. Currently, PSWs are some of the most in-demand healthcare workers in Ontario, especially in places like:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Private homes

Experts suggest that the demand will continue to increase over the next several years.  Read on to find out why, and how this demand could be a great opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of those in need in your community.

More PSWs Needed to Maintain High Quality Care

In the role of a personal support worker, providing quality care means being able to meet all the needs of your patients, whether that means preparing meals, helping them get ready for their day with tasks like bathing and grooming, or sometimes simply spending time with them for social support.

In many areas throughout Ontario, the demand for support care workers is so great that a single PSW is working with multiple clients per day. This means that professionals who currently have a PSW certificate are constantly on the go, inevitably limiting the personal quality of care that is required, and preventing PSWs from building that important and beneficial caregiver relationship with clients and their families.

As the Baby Boomers Age, Canada Will Need More Personal Support Workers

The aging baby boomer population will inevitably have a major impact on Canada’s healthcare system, and is yet another reason why it will be increasingly important to have more personal support workers in the upcoming years.

The baby boomer generation began to move into retirement in 2012. Due to Canada’s low birth rate, approximately one in four Canadians will be senior citizens by 2036. In this year, Canada’s 8.2 million boomers will require a large amount of the country’s healthcare services, including ongoing support from professionals with a PSW certificate.

PSW Programs Ontario: Why Ontario Needs More Personal Support Workers Than Ever Before

In an effort to standardize quality of care and meet the growing demand for PSWs in hospitals, long-term care facilities and private homes, the Ontario provincial government has taken several measures in recent years.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently developed a PSW Registry to collect information about the training and employment status of the nearly 100,000 PSWs working in Ontario, in an effort to better understand PSWs and to help make sure they had all they needed to provide proper care.

Ontario’s government also took a major role in developing personal support worker programs for career colleges which improves and standardizes the level of personal care given to clients. The programs are a balance between practical theory and hands-on training, so if training to become a PSW is something that interests you, you’ll graduate with all the knowledge you need to step right into the workplace!

What aspects of a personal support worker career most interests you?

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BECOMING A DENTAL ASSISTANT AT NATIONAL ACADEMY

by Mark Harrington

Did you know the dental industry not only has a growing demand for Dental Assistants but also allows industry professionals to work flexible hours and enjoy the benefits of working in a stable work environment? Like all career choices, you have to consider the satisfaction that becoming a Dental Assistant will bring you. If you are considering a career as a Dental Assistant, below are a few things you should expect after graduation from National Academy.

Be Job Ready Upon Graduating

The National Academy Dental Assistant diploma program allows students to obtain valuable skills for the demanding job market. Since Dental Assistants are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks, the skills you learn during your training will come in handy when you get to the job market. Dental Assistants are required to perform many things including prepping patients for dental procedures, sterilizing instruments and developing or taking x-rays. There are so many responsibilities you will never be bored!

Patient Care and Customer Service

As a Dental Assistant, you will interact a lot with patients. You might even be the first contact when patients come to the dental clinic or hospital even before they meet the dentist.  This is an opportunity for you to interact with people from all walks of life and experience connecting with people that help build your professional social skills. So

Many Jobs!

When you pursue a career as a Dental Assistant, there will be a lot of very promising job opportunities. The salaries for Dental Assistants are also very good when compared to other industries and most healthcare facilities will offer attractive vacation pay and benefits.

Work Flexible Hours

There is a ton of flexibility when it comes to working as a Dental Assistant.  You can have the option to work a typical 9-5 position or go for a job that allows you to work evenings and weekends.  It really all depends to what you are looking for! For more information about becoming a Dental Assistant and starting your career in less than year, please contact Admissions at National Academy.  Visit us online www.NAHB.ca and phone one of our three campuses to set up an appointment with Admissions.

National Academy of Health & Business
Your College. Since 1979
www.NAHB.ca
Toronto – 416 545 0404
Mississauga – 905 273 6656
Hamilton – 905 521 9991

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Earning a diploma in Business Administration is a smart move and the career opportunities are endless!

by Mark Harrington

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The Business Administration diploma program at National Academy will benefit you throughout the course of your career.  There are so many career opportunities available within the Ontario business sector and a Business Administration diploma can lead you into many well-paid and secure job positions.  Dependent on how hard you are willing to work, here are just a couple of the many career opportunities that await a Business Administration graduate:

Program Manager

Responsible for improving both team and business performance, a Program Manager oversees the operations of several related projects within a company. As a larger visionary leader, a Program Manager’s role is to focus on strategy and implement a series of smaller projects to achieve an overall business goal.

Suggested Pathway: Diploma of Business Administration > Entry Level Consultant > Program Coordinator > Program Manager / 
Program Manager average salary: $101,054

Office Manager

If you’re looking for a career that enables you to manage front of house operations for a range of small and large businesses, becoming an Office Manager may be the perfect choice for you.

Also known as Administrative Managers, Office Managers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of administration activities within a company. Although the duties may vary depending on the size and type of business or industry, this role often revolves around maintaining an efficient support system. This may range from ordering and stocking office supplies, customer service engagement and overseeing administration officers under your supervision.

Suggested Pathway: Diploma of Business Administration > Administration Team > Office Manager
 > Office Manager average salary: $57,399.

Start at National Academy today and graduate with the qualifications you need to give you a better career advantage.  Find out more by visiting one of our three campuses in Ontario today!

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Contact us today:
Toronto – 416 545 0404
Mississauga – 905 273 6656
Hamilton – 905 521 9991

Toronto Campus Open House – Tuesday July 24th

by Mark Harrington

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Have you been considering career change? Continuing your education? Living a better life with more job security and higher pay?

If so, come visit us next week at National Academy’s Toronto Campus and learn how a diploma program in Healthcare, Dental, Business or Law Enforcement can help change your life!

There is no need to RSVP but if there are any questions, please email: matthew@nahb.ca or phone the campus directly at 416 545 0404.

We will give you a tour of the campus and discuss our over 5 funding options, including Government Assistance to those who qualify as well as options that will pay for your entire education without the need for loans.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Toronto Campus! 20 Eglinton Ave East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M4P 1A9. 12:00-3:00pm. Come whenever you’d like.

Kind Regards,

Matthew Harrington
Director of Admissions
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BECOMING A DENTAL ASSISTANT AT NATIONAL ACADEMY

by Mark Harrington

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Did you know the dental industry not only has a growing demand for Dental Assistants but also allows industry professionals to work flexible hours and enjoy the benefits of working in a stable work environment? Like all career choices, you have to consider the satisfaction that becoming a Dental Assistant will bring you. If you are considering a career as a Dental Assistant, below are a few things you should expect after graduation from National Academy.

Be Job Ready Upon Graduating

The National Academy Dental Assistant diploma program allows students to obtain valuable skills for the demanding job market. Since Dental Assistants are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks, the skills you learn during your training will come in handy when you get to the job market. Dental Assistants are required to perform many things including prepping patients for dental procedures, sterilizing instruments and developing or taking x-rays. There are so many responsibilities you will never be bored!

Patient Care and Customer Service

As a Dental Assistant, you will interact a lot with patients. You might even be the first contact when patients come to the dental clinic or hospital even before they meet the dentist.  This is an opportunity for you to interact with people from all walks of life and experience connecting with people that help build your professional social skills.

So Many Jobs!

When you pursue a career as a Dental Assistant, there will be a lot of very promising job opportunities. The salaries for Dental Assistants are also very good when compared to other industries and most healthcare facilities will offer attractive vacation pay and benefits.

Work Flexible Hours

There is a ton of flexibility when it comes to working as a Dental Assistant.  You can have the option to work a typical 9-5 position or go for a job that allows you to work evenings and weekends.  It really all depends to what you are looking for!

For more information about becoming a Dental Assistant and starting your career in less than year, please contact Admissions at National Academy.  Visit us online www.NAHB.ca and phone one of our three campuses to set up an appointment with Admissions.

Toronto – 416 545 0404
Mississauga – 905 273 6656
Hamilton – 905 521 9991

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FINDING WORK AS A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

by Mark Harrington

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Once you have completed your personal support worker training and find it’s time to go out and get a job that can put what you learned in psw courses to good use, you’ll need a solid game plan. Here are some suggestions to get you started on this rewarding career path:

Researching Potential Employers

The first thing you should do is determine whether you are primarily looking for work in a healthcare institution such as a hospital or a long-term care facility or would rather work in private residences, either through a placement agency or by getting hired directly by clients. It’s a good idea to focus on the type of work you want but keep all options open in your search.

Resources for personal support worker course graduates looking for work include:

  • PersonalSupportWorkerHQ.com: This site provides, among other resources, a listing of hospitals in Ontario hiring PSWs.
  • Job Search Websites: It’s a good idea to check out sites like indeed.ca and jobboom.com for postings and when searching for individual clients. Classifieds sites like Kijiji should also not be ignored.

Preparing for the Interview

When you’ve landed an interview, it’s important that you go into it prepared. Some good tips for prospective personal support workers to remember are:

  • Research your potential employer
  • Be able to list and know your relevant skills
  • Be able to explain how your education has prepared you for this work
  • Do a mock interview
  • Dress professionally and leave early

Possible Interview Questions

Interviewing for a position as a PSW is generally a very in-depth process, which makes sense considering the highly personal nature of the work. Potential employers want to be sure that they’re hiring the right person for the job. Here are some questions you may hear at a PSW job interview:

  • If a resident/your patient falls, what will you do? In the case of an institution, it is best to familiarize yourself with their safety protocols. One possible good responses could be “stay with the patient and call for help, then help transfer them to a bed or chair safely.”
  • How do you care for a palliative patient? Your response should mention that you would care for them with the upmost dignity and respect, in accordance with their religious practises, treating them with warmth and empathy while respecting their privacy.
  • What are a resident’s rights? There are over 25 rights people who live in Ontario long-term care facilities have legally. These include the right to be protected from abuse and neglect, have a safe and clean home and be cared for in a manner consistent with their beliefs. It is important to know all the rights before going to a job interview in a long-term care facility.

Where would you prefer to work as a PSW, and what steps will you take to get there?

National Academy is proud to Celebrate 150 Years of Canada Day!

by Mark Harrington

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At National Academy, we pride ourselves in being one of Ontario’s most established private colleges, educating students since 1979.  We are thankful to work as educators in Canada and we are proud of this year’s 150 Year Canada Day Celebrations!

As a National Academy student, you should be proud too!  The employment opportunities available in our country are amongst the best in the world and our students are given the tools to achieve all of their career goals, including the opportunity to upgrade their careers while they work.

Work hard, study hard. The world is yours!

From all of us at National Academy,

Happy 150th Canada Day
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Mississauga 905 273 6656
Hamilton 905 521 9991
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Your Career as a Physiotherapist Assistant: Overview and Salary

by Mark Harrington

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While Physiotherapist Assistants are not licensed practitioners, they play an important role within a physiotherapy office and help licensed practitioners deliver quality care to their patients. Physiotherapist Assistants work behind the scenes and as important coordinators for the physical therapy of all patients. Any physiotherapy office will run more effectively with an organized and well-trained Physiotherapist Assistant on board. The following are regular responsibilities and duties of a Physiotherapist Assistant: §  Prepare for physiotherapy sessions by organizing the treatment based on patient’s needs §  Making sure the physiotherapy area is clean and well organized with needed and necessary equipment §  Study the patient’s development during physiotherapy sessions and note how the patient is responding. Licensed Physiotherapists will use these notes to evaluate the helpfulness of certain treatments §  Help patients move from one area of physiotherapy to another – Physiotherapist Assistants need physical strength because they may have to move several immobile patients each day.  Physiotherapist Assistants help patients walk, push them in wheelchairs, and assist in sitting and standing. They are even responsible for helping to pick them up and move them to another location depending on the severity of the patient’s needs. §  Fulfill regular office duties, such as ordering supplies, answering phone calls, taking appointments, calling patients, and helping complete and file insurance paperwork. Physiotherapist Assistants are able to work in many areas of a facility or clinic, and is a role that requires organizational skills, as well as the ability to be flexible and reliable. While they will are always work where Licensed Physiotherapists work, you will find many opportunities for work in such places as:

§  Private Clinics
§  Hospitals
§  Nursing Homes
§  Rehabilitation Centers
§  Home Care
§  Orthopedic clinics

The average salary for a Physiotherapist Assistant is almost $24,000, while the top ten percent of earners earn close to $35,000.  Some deciding factors in salary would be experience, and the size and location of clinic or organization. While working as a Physiotherapist Assistant, you may choose to continue your education to become a Licensed Physiotherapist or pursue another avenue in the healthcare field to earn more money or widen your knowledge of the medical field. Becoming a Physiotherapist Assistant can be a fun and rewarding career. It offers people the ability to work in a steady job in the medical field without taking any tests or requiring any certification, but offers a lot of on the job training and valuable learning in an office or clinical environment. It is also very important work which helps both patients and doctors in progressing treatment forward and helping to ensure the best care at all levels. For more information about the Physiotherapist Assistant Diploma Program at National Academy, please contact one of our three campuses today.

Hamilton – 905.521.9991
Mississauga – 905.273.6656
Toronto – 416.545.0404
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