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Understanding Occupational Stress Injuries: Their impact on school, work and life

On April 3, 2013 Academy of Learning College welcomed Tim and Raquel from OSISS- Operational Stress Injury Social Support-  to talk with the staff and students about occupational stress and the affect it can have not only on one’s job, but one’s life. OSISS primarily provides support to Canadian Forces members, Veterans and their families

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Academy of Learning graduate discusses experiences at the College and job searching

Courtney Longfield, a former student of Academy of Learning College, returned to speak with the current students about her time at the College and experiences while finding her new career. Courtney chose Academy of Learning College because she needed a school that would assist her in balancing her life responsibilities (work, family and school); Flexibility

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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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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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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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Creating a Life Vision

The Academy of Learning College would like to THANK Terrance Meltz, a certified Life Coach, for his presentation on Managing Change and Creating a Life Vision. Terrance explained the importance of creating a life vision and shared with students his insights on achieving career success. With proper goals, a positive attitude and an education from

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Financial Planning, A Discussion with College Students

It was really exciting to have Carol Ann Budd, a Financial Planning Consultant with the Investors Group located at 100-1000 Gardiners Road, come in to speak to our student body today. Carol Ann provided some great insight into the idea of planning and how everyone should be thinking about it, regardless their income level and

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Resumes, Cover Letters & Job Interviews

It was great to have Amanda Vanderhaar, an Employment Consultant with Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) North, located at 806 Montreal St., present some really interesting topics to our staff and student body. Amanda took the time to share some very helpful, resume and cover letter and successful interviewing tips as well as discussing some

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How to Access the Hidden Job Market

Katie Ross, a Job Developer/Employment Counsellor at  Services d’employabilité ACFOMI Employment Services  presented to the students on how to access the “Hidden Job Market” in Kingston, Ontario.  Some tips included: Network. Network. Network. Katie stressed the importance of telling everyone that the students come in contact with that they are looking for work.  A lot

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How to be job ready, by Rose Gavin

Rose Gavin, and Employment Consultant at St. Lawrence College – Employment Services gave a presentation to the students on “How to be Job Ready” when looking for work in Kingston, Ontario.  Rose discussed a list of tasks that should be completed before graduates even start job searching, such as: Having an error free resume Creating

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