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Go Back to School to Strengthen Career Skills

Friday, April 27, 2012

Those who opt to enter the workforce immediately after high school may quickly realize that most careers require further skill training and education. Even with professional experience in a variety of environments, they may still need a focused education in the field of interest to pursue a career.

With some experience under their belts, students returning to school have a few advantages over their peers who enrolled immediately after high school. They can look at their work experience and determine what aspects of each job they enjoyed. Based on what they find, they can choose a college program that appeals to their passions and strengths in a job environment.

Students who are considering a future in business and accounting can discuss with their former managers what a typical daily routine is for them. In today's world, it has become rather easy to track down bosses and other coworkers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or other social media platforms. With a quick message, students can inform bosses of their potential career change and ask them if they have any advice on getting to that point.

Once students have decided on the right option for them, they can enroll in a program like the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program at CDI College. To begin enrollment, fill out the form on the right.

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Addictions and Community Services Worker Instructor Making a Difference in Calgary
April 2, 2019
Kathy DuGray, an instructor in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI College’s Calgary South campus, is known for her big heart and love for her students. “Once someone is Kathy’s student, she takes resp...
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CDI College raises $4,000 on Pink Shirt Day
March 1, 2019
VANCOUVER, BC – March 1, 2019 – Faculty, staff, and students at CDI College’s campuses across Canada joined together this past Wednesday, February 27th, to take a stand against bullying, raising $4,000 for the CKNW Kids Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 2,700 Items
January 7, 2019
Vancouver, BC; January 7, 2019 – CDI College students, instructors and staff collected non-perishable items for local food banks over the holidays, bringing in nearly 2,700 items across our 25 campuses. “We are thrilled with the kin...
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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Contest - Win A $100 Gift Card!
December 17, 2018
Help spread some holiday cheer with CDI College! Visit us on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter and take part in our Stocking Stuffer Contest. To enter, comment on or retweet our December 17 contest post. In your comment or retweet, tag a f...
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Top 5 Reasons to Train for a Career in Business and Marketing
October 23, 2018
If you're thinking about returning to school for additional training, getting an education in business or marketing is a great way to help you find your future employment. The many business and marketing programs at CDI College will give yo...
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CDI College raises more than $3,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
October 11, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC; October 11, 2018 - During the month of September and in honour of World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across Canada were raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually bringing in more than $3,20...
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CDI College National Open House August 23!
August 10, 2018
Join us on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia...
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Top 5 Reasons to Work in Social Media
June 26, 2018
For marketers, social media has emerged as the most powerful tool for increasing sales, growing brand awareness, and attracting new and larger clients. With the rapid growth of social media, nearly every company has its own social strategy, wit...
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Your One-Stop Shop for All Things CDI College
May 1, 2018
CDI College Student Swag Store Now Live The new CDI College Store is now open. Your one-stop shop for everything CDI College, from sweatshirts and backpacks to coffee mugs, water bottles, and more, you’ll find everything here. The st...
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Open Doors to New Career Possibilities with a Networking Diploma
May 1, 2018
Every company today is a tech company. Nowadays, if your organization doesn’t have up-to-date tech capabilities, you may not be reaching the audiences you need to, or doing business efficiently. That’s why information technology (I...
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Five Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career
April 25, 2018
Choosing your new career path is the most important decision you’ll make, and the possibilities are endless. With Canada’s population aging and the boomer generation retiring, there will be an immediate need for trained healthcare p...
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CDI College Takes Aim at Cyber Bullying on Pink Shirt Day
March 5, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – March 7, 2018 – Staff and students at CDI College campuses across Canada joined together to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 raising more than $4,000 for anti-bullying programs run by the CKNW...
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Receive a $1,500 ECE Scholarship!*
March 1, 2018
CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Early Childhood Education – JEE.13 program in the province of Quebec with classes starting before March 31, 2018. Click here or call 1-888-654-4...
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Top 5 Tips for Returning to School as a Mature Student
February 26, 2018
Returning to school after a layoff or career change is an intimidating prospect – but there are ways to minimize the pressure before you step foot into class. With all the support CDI College offers for mature students, you’ll be ab...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 5,000 Items
January 9, 2018
Across Canada, campuses pitch in to help Vancouver, BC - January 9, 2018 - Across Canada, from November 20 to December 15, CDI College campuses collected non-perishable items for local food banks, bringing in more than 5,100 items across our 25...
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Help People Return To Health as an Occupational Therapy Assistant
November 23, 2017
New CDI College program trains students to assist occupational therapists and physiotherapists CDI College’s new Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant diploma program is the best way to get the hands-on training you need...
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Addictions Support Workers Needed Now More Than Ever
November 21, 2017
New CDI College program provides hands-on training working directly with youth and their families Everyone has been touched in some way by drug and alcohol addiction, and with opiate overdoses killing thousands of Canadians this year, there is...
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CDI College raises more than $5,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
October 4, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC; October 4, 2017 – In preparation for World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across the country spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually raising $5,220 for th...
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Mississauga campus launching Medical Lab Assistant/Technician program
August 9, 2017
Become a medical lab technician in less than a year - learn the scientific, mathematical, and laboratory skills you'll need to succeed in the field! The field of medicine is more than doctors and nurses - an invisible army of technicians a...
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Train for a new career with CDI College’s IT programs
August 4, 2017
Hands-on training and industry certifications, including CompTIA, MCTS, MCSA, and MCSE help CDI IT grads get hired Launching a career in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology requires a college education. With the IT program...
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Scarborough campus launching Supply Chain Management program
June 5, 2017
TORONTO, ON - June 5, 2017 - CDI College is pleased to announce the launching of our new Supply Chain Management program, exclusive to our Scarborough campus . "People who have supply chain and logistics training are very versatile and can...
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North York Campus Launches New Banking and Financial Services Program
March 23, 2017
CDI College is excited to announce the launch of a brand new program in Ontario. The Banking and Financial Services program will help train individuals for a career in the field with content that focuses on the fundamentals of the industry while...
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CDI College’s New Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist Program Now Accepting Applications
March 15, 2017
Toronto, ON – March 15, 2017 - CDI College is now offering the Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist program in Ontario. The program will provide students with an introduction to AutoCAD software, the fundamentals of drafting and the tech...
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CDI COLLEGE RAISES OVER $4,000 FOR PINK SHIRT DAY 2017
March 2, 2017
Vancouver, BC – March 2, 2017 - CDI College campuses across the country participated in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 22 and successfully raised over $4,000 in support of CKNW Orphans’ Fund and Foundation Jasmin Roy’s anti-...
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CDI College to Award $25,000 in Bursaries Across Canada
February 1, 2017
Students who enroll before Feb. 28, 2017 will qualify for a $1,000 bursary! For students that enroll at CDI College before February 28th, they could be awarded a $1,000 completion bursary*. $25,000 in total will be awarded, with one, $1,000 bursa...
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