A private career college will help you find employment after graduation by offering practical job training, as well as preparation for interviews, help in writing resumes, and by teaching job search skills.
This type of education is a very important component of a career college geared toward assisting international students in their adjustment to Canada, Canadian education, and employment opportunities in this country.
Graduates Are Prepared for Finding Employment
All career paths at the Universal Learning Institute lead to a final 20-hour instruction course that covers the information graduates need to set out on a job search.
- Resume Writing – The students are given detailed instructions on how to write a resume, complete with examples of good and bad resumes.
- The goal is to make sure everyone knows what should be included and what should not be included in a resume, and helpful outlines give students examples and an opportunity to write their own resumes and have them critiqued.
- They will also learn how to write a letter of application for a job, and how to fill out an application form.
- Job Interview – Everyone is nervous about job interviews, and students are given an opportunity to field the questions that are asked in almost every job interview, as well as learning some job-specific questions and acceptable answers. Students are put through the paces of coming face to face with a person conducting an interview and have a chance to practice responses to questions.
- Job Search Skills – Instructors introduce students to searching for job possibilities through the job bank, employment and recruitment offices, and how to locate these places in other cities, too. Students learn where to look for jobs postings in newspapers, big and small, and how to streamline their searches for the best job possibilities.
When choosing a career college, it is important to find one that will prepare you for such tasks as how to look for a job, how to write a resume, how to write a letter of application, how to fill out an application form, and how to conduct yourself in an interview. You also need to know the kind of follow-up that is acceptable and expected after you have applied for, or have been interviewed for, a particular job.
Academic Courses are Designed for Practical Application
A career college also helps students find employment by setting up programs with practical training on how to perform the various jobs in several industries. When you apply for a job, you will have had general training not only on terminology but also on using various kinds of equipment and tools of the trade:
- If you are applying for an office administration job, for instance, you will know how to use a computer and be familiar with common softwares, such as Microsoft Office. You will also know how to use a printer, even a style you haven’t used before. You will know what all printers do and where and what to look for on any printer in order to operate it, and how to change ink and add paper.
- If you are going to be a payroll clerk, you will know how the work is done in general, and the main goals and standards for all payroll jobs, and how various software programs work to accomplish the same tasks.
You will be taught what is expected in a Canadian workplace, which is particularly important if you are an international student. There are cultural differences between countries and you will be equipped with the knowledge of what is accepted and expected in Canada. For example:
- You will learn how to dress appropriately for particular jobs (computer techies usually never wear ties, but hospitality managers almost always do), and will learn what is meant by the terms “business casual” and “dress-down Friday.”
- You will learn how important it is to safeguard the personal information of your clients as well as that of your co-workers and bosses, and exactly what that means.
- You will learn that healthcare workers of both sexes deal with patients of both sexes, and how modesty is protected.
Work Experience is Part of the Learning Experience
Through practicums, you will have the opportunity to observe how people work on a daily basis and perform the tasks about which you have read and been lectured and have practiced in class. It refines your knowledge and gives you the opportunity to compare what you have learned in the classroom with the actual workplace experience.
Through brief work terms or co-op work terms of a full year of work, you will receive actual on-the-job experience, which makes you more attractive as a future employee.
Because of the agreement between your career college and various industries, you will gain both valuable knowledge and even job experience before you graduate. The companies are provided with a pool of well-trained potential employees from which they often draw when searching for new personnel.
A private career college helps students find jobs by offering very specific training in various fields, and specialize in teaching courses that are geared to growth markets that need more workers each year. You have the chance for on-the-job observing or actual work experience, which gives you an edge over people looking for work who have had only academic learning. As well, you will be instructed in the art of the job search and job application, and that all-important job interview.
A career college knows and offers the background you need to find employment.
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