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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ashton Online/ Immigration consulting

May 2, 2017 Ashton Online:

Immigration consulting:

Immigration consultants are needed to help those from other countries navigate immigration laws and regulations. As an immigration consultant, you will be responsible for advising and representing individuals and groups during their immigration to Canada, and ensuring that the process is as quick and efficient as possible.

At Ashton, we also offer assistance to those wishing to write the ICCRC Full Skills exam with our live, online ICCRC Prep Course, and provide Regulated Immigration Consultants and Lawyers with a number of seminars and webinars to help them achieve the required number of CPD hours.

The accredited Immigration Consultant Diploma program prepares students to write the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.

The IMCD program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration field. Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) are eligible to work anywhere in Canada as well as in several other countries. Although the most common form of employment for RCICs is as a sole practitioner, IMCD graduates may also find employment with law firms, immigration consulting firms and government agencies.

Immigration Consulting Diploma:

This program is designed to equip individuals with knowledge about immigration law and policy, immigration classes and temporary status, Refugees and rules of professional conduct, as well as its practical application.

This program is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). For more information on becoming a Regulated Immigration Consultant, please visit the ICCRC website.

Program strategies and activities include presentations with intensive interactive discussions and a simulated exam exercise with ICCRC sample questions, allowing students to review and recall knowledge in a collaborative environment.

Ashton College Immigration Consultant Diploma graduates receive a discounted fee for this course.

The ICCRC Full Skills Exam Prep Course is delivered both in-class and online. In-class training is an intensive review class delivered over a weekend by our industry experts. Live-online format uses the best webinar technology to provide an interactive classroom environment and connect the student to the instructor and their classmates for real-time discussions, material review, and question and answer sessions.

Sample Webinar

Click the link below to watch a short clip of a real webinar recording of the ICCRC Prep course. This video gives you an overview of how the course is delivered in the live online format.

View Webinar Recording »

My opinion: This seems to be a very meaningful career with helping immigrants.  However, I actually watched the 2min webinar recording, and I'm kind of "eh" with it.  The teacher was this old Asian man and teaching it.  It was kind of boring.

The video was boring.  I would have to say though this is a meaningful career to help people, it wasn't really interesting.

Diploma in International Business:

In a global economy, the cross-border transportation and sales of goods, services and resources from multiple origins to multiple destinations is a complex affair. International business involves aspects of a number of interdisciplinary areas of study including international law, politics, language, accounting practices, environmentalism and culture. Understanding how these different fields intersect with one another is at the heart of international business.

Both the International Business Diploma and the Diploma in International Business Management provide the students with the necessary skills, knowledge and training to overcome cultural barriers, build lasting strategic alliances and perform effective evaluations of market products and international services. International Business Management program also includes a co-op placement (class number DIB 10) at the end of the education term.

Each course addresses essential topics within the context of global business. The curriculum ranges from macro issues involving the global economy to pragmatic topics such as the trade and transport of global commodities. The program is currently offered through in-class and online formats.

Accredited Partnership with FITT

This program is accredited by Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). Ashton graduates can apply to transfer their credits directly to FITT and complete the required assessment(s) in order to receive FITT Diploma in International Trade.

Diploma in International Business Management:

The Diploma in International Business Management provides the skills and knowledge and prepares graduates for a career in international business, with a comprehensive work term opportunity. During the work term, students will put the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired in the classroom to the test in a fast-paced, real-world environment. It allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the demands of a career in international business management, as well as valuable experience that adds considerably to the resume.

The program is structured around nine courses ranging from 30 to 60 hours of classroom time per course, and it is offered through in-class and online formats. Upon successful completion of coursework students are expected to find and secure a work term placement.

My opinion: This doesn't sound very interesting to me.

May 4, 2017 Human resources:

If you enjoy working with people, can exercise sound judgement and are diplomatic and detail-oriented, you already have the trademark attributes of a successful human resources (HR) professional.

In addition to human resources planning, HR professionals manage the overall quality and cohesiveness of company culture, including employee and labour relations. They also implement policies, programs and procedures regarding collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefits administration.

Graduates of our Human Resources department will have a strong foundation in all areas of human resources management, preparing them for a wide variety of employment opportunities, including human resources administrators, recruitment officers, labour relations officers, training coordinators, health and safety specialists and employee benefits administrators.

Ashton’s Human Resources Management program is accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & YK) and allows the students with a Bachelor Degree to pursue CPHR designation without taking the NKE exam. This program can also prepare students for the National Knowledge Examination (NKE) which assesses HR knowledge and skills. This exam is essential for individuals who do not have a Bachelor Degree and would still like to become a candidate for CPHR certification. For more information about the CPHR pathways, please visit the website. Full details are also available from the relevant provincial HR association.

CPD – Employee Relations: Performance Management Versus Progressive Discipline

CPD – Workplace Health and Safety

CPD – Employee Relations: How to Produce Desirable Employee Behaviours

CPD – How To Address Change Management