What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘social work assistant’? Those who help people and the society in different ways, right? Well, we at Columbia College Calgary have noticed that many people are unaware of the detailed role of a social work assistant. Social work is often associated with serving the society. It helps individuals cope with trauma or participating in a drive for change, anything that focuses on the well-being of the society is social work. But, the discipline is broader than the common knowledge. Let us have a look.
Learner Researcher Collin O’Halloran arrived to Cape Town South Africa on May 23rd, 2017 to launch into his justice and public safety practicum. Through VA Corp Service, the South African National Parks is hosting Collin on his 200-hour practicum assignment required to complete his studies at Columbia College. Collin has been fortunate enough to secure a practicum placement with SANParks Dog Unit. While the handlers and their dogs are often the first respondents to incidences of suspected poaching of rhino horn, their duties also include safety and security of parks users, searching parks areas, and the wellbeing of animals and persons.
Do you dream of having a rewarding career abroad? Are you looking out for greater exposure to the people of different nationalities? Then you might want to consider Columbia College Calgary for pursuing the professional course of your choice. We have one of the best campuses for international students. We offer students an achievement-oriented environment to bring out the best in them. We have a wide range of professional courses and programs to choose from.
Why choose Columbia College?
We offer comprehensive courses and complete them in a short duration. So you get a chance to get employed faster than your peers in other colleges. Our faculty has an impeccable academic record and come with valuable industry experience. We offer full employment support to students even after graduation. We help our students become employment-ready. Our courses are designed in a way that students pick up the necessary skills required at their future workplace. Along with classroom training, our students get a hands-on experience in their area of specialization. There are stipulated number of hours allotted to work experience in the course curriculum. Most of the courses have smaller classes. This enables the teaching faculty to connect with each student and help them work on their weaknesses. At Columbia College, our students get a proper education. Many of our students do not score high marks out of their high school but their relentless commitment to working hard and improving themselves have turned them into employment-worthy graduates. Our tuition is very competitive. Every year a lot of international students seek for admission at Columbia College Calgary. So all in all, Columbia College Calgary is an ideal choice for your next graduate program.
With safety being a topmost priority for everyone, it feels great to have the ability to defend yourself physically. Being able to protect yourself not only offers reassurance but also boosts confidence. Such physical security can only be gained by learning the art of self-defense. Self-defense training can be gained in different forms, including karate, jiu-jitsu, martial arts, tai chi, etc. One of the popular forms of self-defense is the pressure point control tactic. The Pressure Points Control Tactics Course was the first subject control system designed around tactical, legal, and medical research. It is one of the most popular defensive tactics course and is considered a gold standard for entry-level training to police departments, correctional facilities, and security professions.
The Employment Training students and recent graduates enjoyed a delicious holiday pot luck and awards ceremony in the afternoon on December 15th . Awards were given out to the students who achieved academic excellence in each of their programs, Child Care, Bookkeeping, and Sales Service and Trades, followed by certificates for the graduating work experience students.
Each dish was delicious (and quickly devoured) and lots of fun was had. The staff and students said farewell to the recent graduates, several of whom who have already embarked on their careers, with the remainder excited to get started on their job search.
The Employment Training department had its final celebration of the summer 2016 semester on August 18. The students who achieved the highest marks in their Accounting Assistant, Child Care, and Sales Service courses received awards. We also celebrated the students who successfully completed their work experiences with employers around the city.
After an incredible potluck featuring tasty food from around the world, we had to say farewell to the students who have completed their courses and are leaving Columbia for rewarding careers. The other students and staff will miss the graduates, but we are all happy to be beginning a two week holiday before classes resume for the fall semester.
On Monday the 15th of August, 2015 Criminal Justice Professional Programs student, Mr. Jason Kucy, was sworn in as a practicum opportunity with the Alberta Solicitor General’s: Alberta Sheriff’s Court Security & Prisoner Transport Department. Jason was accompanied by Inspector LeRay Witbeck, Sergeant Dan LaLonde, Training Officer Sheriff Reza Jalali and Director (Columbia College) Lonnie Croal. Jason will enter into practicum process that allows for the required hours of professional experience and working knowledge in various aspects as an Alberta Sheriff. As Jason and his fellow students begin their experiential career choices in justice organizations throughout Calgary and region, their hard work and commitment bridges theory and classroom process to community health and wellness. We wish Jason and all of his colleagues much success throughout their practicum experiences.
We welcomed Karima, to our class, from the City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services department. She taught us a lot. She demonstrated how close our cars can be from the bluc and black bins (1 metre or they won’t be able to pick them up). She showed us far apart the blue and black bins must be (30cm or they won’t be able to pick them up). She unveiled the new green recycling bin that everyone will have in 2017. It is for compost which is 65% of our black bin garbage currently. So our landfill waste will be reduced by 65% when we begin using the green bin.
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Calgary, AB – April 30, 2015
Employers around the world have expressed concerns for years about the growing gap between the skills they are looking for in new employees and the skills College and University graduates possess.
In an attempt to solidly address employers’ ongoing concerns about the skills gaps of graduates, Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell, President of Columbia College Calgary, announced today that Columbia College has broken away from the traditional education pack with the development of three new unique professional programs.
On the 05th of March, 2015 guests from Saskatoon Police Service, Regina Police Service and Calgary Police Service presented to students and staff of Columbia on career options in all three police agencies. Sgt. Chris Nisbet and Sgt. (Ret) Don Muldoon of the Calgary Police Service coordinated the hosting of the three agencies to Columbia. “The value of coordinating our recruiting efforts provides the opportunity for the graduates to make informed and responsible decisions as to where they would best fit in their career and lives.” The students engaged in the Criminal Justice Professional Program at Columbia College will continue to benefit Corrections, Youth Justice and Law Enforcement agencies who bring insight and trends to the student`s career opportunities. Members of the Edmonton Police Service, Recruiting Unit will be in attendance to the college on the 19th of March, 2015.
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