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Freedom 55 Financial: Career Advice in the Financial Industry

  Morgan Pierce, Director of Business Development at Freedom 55 Financial, came to Academy of Learning College to share his success story and inspire the students to think about a career within the Financial Industry.  He currently works in the field of financial planning and recruits, trains, counsels, motivates and coaches others who want to

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Taking the “blues” out of Blue Monday

Happy Monday January 21, 2013 from Academy of Learning College! Today is Blue Monday, the so-called saddest day of the year, but does it have to be? Dr. Cliff Arnall came up with the date for Blue Monday by investigating data from six sou…rces: weather (W), debt (d), time since Christmas (T), time since failing

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Communication Tips presented by Canadian Hearing Society

        Hearing Care Counselor, Kim Hennessy, from the Canadian Hearing Society came to Academy of Learning College to give a presentation on CHS services, hearing loss awareness and communication tips. At the beginning of the presentation, students experienced how a person who is hard of hearing, experiences tinnitus or uses a hearing

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Transferable Skills

Seeing transferable skills is all about perspective and attitude.  For some reason, people have a hard time talking about their strengths; what they have to offer prospective employers.   If you are a student, you could talk about how you have gained excellent time management and organizational skills from balancing your course load.  These are important

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Academy of Learning College Holiday Potluck 2012

Academy of Learning College hosted their annual Holiday Potluck on December 12, 2012.  The event was well attended by students and members of the community and everyone enjoyed an extravagant feast!  It was enjoyable to have everyone together this busy Holiday Season to enjoy a great meal! A HUGE Thank you to all Students, Volunteers, Staff and Guests

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2013- The Year for a NEW Career

Thinking about re-training for a new Career?  Considering going back to College, but can’t decide which is the best fit for you? Look no further!  Academy of Learning College has the solution that will make 2013 your best year yet.      Academy of Learning College- It’s Not Too Late  

 
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Surveys to Jumpstart your Career Investigation

Having trouble thinking about your transferable skills or what you are truly looking for in a career?  Completing free online surveys can get you thinking about what you have to offer employers.  -          The Keirsey Personality Questionnaire is tool to help job seekers discover their personality type which will aid in choosing proper wording in

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YMCA Peace Medal recognizes life-long Volunteer

  Academy of Learning College would like to congratulate past student, Hal Holt, on receiving the YMCA Peace Medal.  Hal’s achievement was featured in the Wednesday November 21, 2012 edition of the Kingston Whig Standard.  He is being acknowledged for his promotion of Peace locally and internationally, and his extensive volunteering. The positive, caring attitude

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Student Success

Academy of Learning College student, Adam Ferguson, received his OSSD from Director of Student Services, Dorota Mirek.   Congratulations Adam!

 
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Presentation by KEYS: Insights into Job Search

Chris Grimshaw, Supervisor of Employment Services at KEYS Job Centre d’emploi was at the Academy of Learning College presenting on all the services they have to offer. He stressed that his supportive team and all the services are open to job seekers of all ages, whether currently employed or not. Representatives at KEYS are actively

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