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Check out the new Community Support Worker Diploma Program

Now available at our Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton campuses

Are you ready for a new career?

Make sure you ask yourself these questions when you are researching for your next career!

10 Work Traits of a Successful Legal Assistant

Do you have what it takes to be successful in the Legal field?

Would you like to have more flexibility in your education?

Find out why online or distance education may be for you.

Are you planning on attending a career fair?

Find out how you can make the most of your visit. Who knows? It might help you land your next job!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Free Health Care Industry Talk Events at Robertson College Winnipeg

Are you considering a career as a Health Care Aide, Health Unit Clerk or a Nursing Assistant? Gain valuable insight into the health care industry with our upcoming Industry Talk presentations at Robertson College Winnipeg.

Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer's or Other Dementias

Individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias often have difficulties making sense of the world around them. Take part in the "A Taste of What It Might Be Like" interactive presentation to understand better what individuals living with dementia may experience so that you can provide the care they require but are unable to express.

Date: Friday, June 17th, 2016
Time: 8:45 - 9:45 am
RSVP: Reserve a Seat or call 204.943.5661 ext 328

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority Aboriginal HR Initiative

The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority is composed of 17 First Nation communities and 24 Métis Locals representing almost one-quarter of our regional population. Learn more about the Aboriginal HR Initiative tasked with building a representational workforce that is reflective of the Aboriginal population within the region.

Date: Friday, June 17th, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
RSVP: Reserve a Seat or call 204.943.5661 ext 328

Helping People Living with Parkinson's Disease

As a Health Care Aide, you could be called upon to provide assistance and support to clients living with Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders. Gain insight into what it is like to support these clients at our upcoming presentation with Kelly Williams, RN and Clinical Nurse at the Movement Disorders Clinic at Deer Lodge Centre.

Date: Friday, June 17th, 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
RSVP: Reserve a Seat or call 204.943.5661 ext 328

All presentations are free to attend and will be held at the 265 Notre Dame campus. Seating is limited; registration is required. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to be a Great Medical Office Assistant!

As a Medical Office Assistant, you will often be required to wear many hats in order to ensure the business is running smoothly. From making sure all the patients are being properly cared for, to performing medical transcriptions, booking appointments, maintaining health records and more, these are the skills that will be required whether you work in a hospital, medical clinic, dentist office or any other health care office setting.

If you are considering a career as a Medical Office Assistant, here are a few essential skills that you must familiarize yourself with, in order to become a successful Medical Office Assistant:

Have an Understanding of Medical Terminology
Medical Office Assistants must have a foundation in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology in order to be able to assist patients with their inquiries. This is what will set you apart from general office assistants.

Familiarity with Medical Office Procedures
In addition to understanding general office procedures, Medical Office Assistants must also have knowledge of procedures that are specific to a medical office setting such as using medical office software, patient relations and working with clinic & health documents.

Organization Skills and the Ability to Multi-Task
As a Medical Office Assistant, you will be dealing with many patients and patient files at the same time (in person or over the phone). You must be able to remain organized and maintain a strong attention to detail when working with patient files. You don't want to share private information with the wrong patients!

Maintain Confidentiality
Having organization skills will help you maintain confidentiality.  As you can imagine, patient files contain very sensitive information.  In Canada, we have very strict personal health information protection legislation to protect patient confidentiality.  As a Medical Office Assistant, you must show integrity and be able to protect your patients' personal and medical information. 

If you are interested in learning more about what it is like to be a Medical Office Assistant, be sure to contact one of our Career Counsellors!  The Medical Office Assistant diploma program is current available at our ground campuses in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton as well as our Online campus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What can you do with a Legal Assistant Diploma?

The answer is... a lot!  Many Robertson College Legal Assistant graduates go on to work at law firms, legal departments or even the municipal, provincial or federal courts.  What you might not realize is that there are many opportunities for Legal Assistants in non-legal office settings as well!

Legal work can take place outside of legal office settings.  For example, real estate offices and insurance companies might require administrative professionals with knowledge in Real Estate law or Wills & Estates.  Small businesses or private companies might be in need of someone with Corporate and Commercial Law knowledge.

When you are searching for employment, you might also want to consider these roles:
  • Administrative Professionals or Executive Assistants
  • Mortgage Processor
  • Leasing Administrator
  • Grants / Proposal Coordinator
  • Claims / Billing Clerk 
  • and more!
As a Legal Assistant, your training and education will have prepared you with a variety of transferable skills that can be applied to many different industries or work settings including clerical skills, ability to conduct research, attention to detail, organizational and time management skills, verbal and written communication skills, just to name a few!

If you are interested in becoming a Legal Assistant, check out the Legal Assistant diploma program at Robertson College! Program is currently available in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and through our Online campus.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Community Support Worker Industry Talk with Edmonton Institution for Women

As a Community Support Worker, you are trained to work with and help people of all ages and from all walks of life. In our upcoming Community Support Worker Industry Talk, special speakers, Sheryl Plantinga and Marianne Kirkwood from the Edmonton Institution for Women will be sharing with us what their Mentoring program is about, what it is like to help and mentor women and their experiences working in the social field. 

Community Support Worker Industry Talk - Edmonton

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Unit 300, 10115 - 100A Street

This industry talk is free to attend and open to the general public.  Seating is limited; please register for the event online by clicking on the button above or by calling 780.705.6633.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Fundraising BBQ in Support of Fort MacMurray Residents - Edmonton

Dear students and friends of Robertson College,

As many of you are aware, all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray have been evacuated due to the wildfires that have consumed their city.  Many are now in Edmonton and in need of our help!

If you wish to make a cash donation, click here to donate to the Red Cross. You can also donate $5 by texting 'REDCROSS' to 30333.  Don't forget, the federal government has pledged to match all individual donations to the Red Cross.

On Tuesday, May 10th, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Robertson College will be holding a fundraising BBQ with the goal of raising money for the displaced residents of Fort McMurray. All proceeds and donations will towards the Red Cross.

So drop by, enjoy a hot dog lunch and help support a great cause!

Fundraising BBQ in Support of Fort McMurray Residents

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Telus Park, located on Jasper Avenue at 100A Street (between ATB Financial and Union Bank Inn)

We hope to see you there!