New Year, New Career


2021 is finally here. Although last year was different, to say the least, and this year will probably continue to be, we are optimistic and have high hopes for what 2021 has in store for us.

With a new year comes the famous tradition of New Year’s resolutions. For some of us, it may be exercising more, eating healthier, learning a new skill, saving more money, or even going back to school.

Portrait of young white woman in a busy modern workplace going back to school

While some of us groan at the thought of New Year’s resolutions, what makes this year so different is that we were all cooped up in quarantine for much of 2020 – and we still may be in 2021. But that seclusion gave us time to think about what we really want to do with our lives and how we can better ourselves.

So, this year is the year we are going to do what we said we would three New Year’s resolutions ago – we are going to fulfill our career goals by going back to school – and trust us, it’s never too late to go back to school.

Choosing to attend Sprott Shaw College means that you are joining an institution with a storied history that dates back to 1903. Sprott Shaw’s founders, Robert James Sprott and William Henry Shaw, established an institution that survived the Great Depression, several economic recessions, two World Wars, geopolitical strife, and much more – all of which made the foundation for supporting our students stronger.

Why You Should Choose Sprott Shaw for Your Education

To keep you and your loved ones safe, we offer blended learning programs to continue to support your career goals, even in times like these. You can start your journey with our online admissions process and start with online learning for many of our programs. Through virtual platforms, you can receive remote “face-to-face” instructor-led classes and experience interactive learning in the comfort and safety of your own home.

For both students and alumni, we offer several benefits catered to support you before, during, and after you graduate with us. Below are just a few of them.

1. Programs You’re Passionate About

Sprott Shaw has over 130 college programs for you to choose from, all across a wide span of different faculties including administration, business, nursing and healthcare, trades and design, and child, family, and community support. Whatever it is you’re passionate about, we can train and prepare you for a successful career in that field.

Do you want to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)? Construction Electrician? Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)? Sales and Digital Marketing Specialist? Interior Designer? Early Childhood Educator (ECE)? Paralegal? The options are endless for what you can pursue, and we can help you get there.

2. Employment Support

For most people and especially recent graduates, finding a stable job is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome. At Sprott Shaw, we have dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with job placement assistance throughout your lifetime. So, whether you’ve just graduated or graduated over a decade ago, you can rest assured that our ESS are here to help you find a job you’re passionate about.

Our ESS are also available to help you with resume and cover letter writing and even your interview skills. You can request a mock interview with one of our ESS to help prepare for your interview.

Plus, many of our programs include practicum and co-op opportunities for our students so you can gain relevant and hands-on work experience before even graduating, which helps set the right stage for your career.

3. Lifetime Course Refreshers and Skills Upgrading

We know that things are constantly changing and improving, and sometimes, skills may need sharpening. How things were done ten years ago may be different from how they are done today.

We always want our students to be relevant and stay up to date with the latest industry skills and techniques, so we provide lifetime refresher courses for students that need skills upgrading in the area they trained in.

4. Multiple Start Dates

Most schools only have two intakes a year, January and September, but we know that having to wait several months to half a year to start your education can hold you back. At Sprott Shaw, we have multiple start dates so you can start your training sooner, which means you can also start your career sooner, too!

Ready to finally start your new journey this year? Contact one of our advisors below to make the first step!

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