Education: How Much Training Do You Need?

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Imagine that you were a chartered accountant in your home country, who is already trained and experienced in accounting. You came to Canada expecting to find a job quickly, but discovered that you lack knowledge of the accounting software used in most Canadian offices. What do you do?

You could take courses to upgrade your skills, but most of the courses available offer training in skills you already have. It doesn’t make much sense to invest a great deal of time and money re-learning skills you already have. But do you have a choice? After all – until you master the new skills you need, you probably won’t be able to find work in your field.

One of the first options you should explore is the Academy of Learning. Call one of their offices or visit their website at to find out if they provide training in your field. Unlike most private career colleges, the Academy of Learning can personalize a career skill training package just for you – a course that will fit your needs and your schedule. You don’t have to wait until the start of a new term. You can start your program right away and receive one-on-one training from a certified and approved faculty member to teach you the skills you need to get a job in your field; whether that field is healthcare, accounting, IT, graphics and web design or office administration.

The Academy of Learning is registered and approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career College Branch. With over 125 campuses across Canada and 16 campuses in the GTA, you’re sure to find a convenient location. And you can arrange your own weekly schedule that will allow you to take courses while working at a survival job outside your field or continuing your job search.

After you’ve completed your training, you can take advantage of the Academy’s partnership with Peopletogo Inc. (PTG), the fastest-growing employment agency in Canada.

“Our strategic partnership with PTG is part of the Academy’s ongoing effort to place our students with Canadian employers in their chosen fields,” said Deepak Manchanda, manager of the Academy of Learning in the GTA and Atlantic provinces.

So if you are a newcomer in search of Canadian experience in your field, when your are doing the research to find out which career college is right for you, make sure to check out the offerings at the Academy of Learning.

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