Unleash Your Potential: Enroll in Trillium College’s Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Are you ready to step into the world of electrical systems and ignite your career? Look no further than Trillium College’s highly regarded Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Designed to provide comprehensive training and knowledge in the field, our program equips you with the essential skills required to excel as an electrician.

At Trillium, we prioritize the balance between theoretical understanding and practical application. Our experienced instructors, who are industry professionals themselves, guide you through an intensive curriculum that covers the fundamental aspects of electrical systems. From circuit analysis and electrical code interpretation to equipment installation and troubleshooting techniques, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the field.

Through hands-on training, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios. Our state-of-the-art facilities and well-equipped labs provide an optimal learning environment where you can practice wiring techniques, perform maintenance tasks, and gain valuable practical experience.

Beyond the classroom, Trillium College maintains strong connections with local businesses and organizations, offering networking opportunities and potential apprenticeships. These connections bridge the gap between education and industry, providing you with a valuable head start as you embark on your professional journey.

Trillium’s Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program is tailored to ensure your success. By the time you complete the program, you’ll be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and industry connections necessary to pursue entry-level positions as an electrician or further your education in a related field.

If you’re ready to unleash your potential and pursue a rewarding career in the electrical industry, Trillium College’s Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program is your pathway to success. Enroll today and join a community of motivated individuals dedicated to shaping the future of electrical systems. Together, let’s power up your career and open doors to endless opportunities in this dynamic field.

Hairstyling Program at Trillium College

Hey there, future style mavens!

Ever dreamed of turning your passion into a rewarding career?  Ever imagined transforming ordinary into extraordinary with a flick of your wrist and a pair of scissors? If so, we’ve got some exciting news for you. At Trillium College, we’re all about helping you turn those dreams into reality.

Hairstyling isn’t just a job—it’s a creative outlet, a form of self-expression, and a path to financial independence. It’s about more than just cutting and coloring hair. It’s about bringing out the inner confidence and beauty in people, one hairstyle at a time. It’s about setting trends and pushing boundaries. And the best part? It’s a whole lot of fun!

At Trillium College, we offer a comprehensive hairstyling program at our Niagara, Oshawa, and Kingston Ontario training locations. Here, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the industry from experienced professionals who are as passionate about teaching as they are about hairstyling.

Our program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this dynamic field. You’ll learn everything from basic cutting techniques to advanced coloring methods, from the art of styling to the science of hair health. And you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience to hone your skills and build your confidence.

But we’re not just about skills and techniques. At Trillium, we believe in nurturing creativity and encouraging individuality. We want you to develop your unique style and vision, to push the boundaries of what’s possible in hairstyling.

And let’s not forget about the financial rewards. As a skilled hairstylist, you have the potential to earn a great income, especially as you build your clientele and reputation. Plus, the flexibility that comes with this career path allows you to balance work with your personal life.

So, are you ready to embark on a fun, creative, and financially rewarding journey? Are you ready to make a difference in people’s lives while doing something you love? If so, we can’t wait to welcome you to Trillium College.

Remember, the world of hairstyling is as vibrant and diverse as the hairstyles you’ll create. It’s a world full of creativity, fun, and endless possibilities. And it’s waiting for you at Trillium College.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your shears, your creativity, and your dreams, and join us at Trillium College. Let’s create some magic together!

So there you have it, folks. A career in hairstyling is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.  It’s a chance to express your creativity, make people feel good about themselves, and earn a good living while doing it and Trillium College is the perfect place to start your journey. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Program at Trillium College

Supply Chain Management and Logistics is a crucial part of any organization that deals with the production, procurement, and delivery of goods and services. As the global market continues to expand, there is a growing demand for skilled professionals who can manage the complexities of supply chain operations. Pursuing a college program in Supply Chain Management and Logistics can be a wise career move for anyone looking to enter this field. In this blog post, we will explore what the possibilities are for someone who takes a college program in Supply Chain Management at Trillium College.

Firstly, it is important to understand what Supply Chain Management and Logistics is all about. Essentially, it involves coordinating and optimizing the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. This requires a range of skills, including strategic planning, logistics, inventory management, and risk assessment, among others.

Trillium College’s Supply Chain Management and Logistics program will typically cover all of these topics and more, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the field. Some of the courses that a student can expect to take in such a program includes:

Accounting for Businesses

MS Office Applications

Customer Service & Sales

Logistics & Transportation

Purchasing, Inventory Control, Security, Compliance and Loss Prevention

Public Sector Procurement

Introduction to Contract Law and Administration

Operations Management

Negotiations and Supplier Management

International Transportation and Trade

Essentials of Freight Forwarding

Customs Issues and Procedures

This program has been approved by Supply Chain Canada for advanced standing towards attaining the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMPTM) designation. By completing such a program, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a career in Supply Chain Management. 

In conclusion, pursuing the Supply Chain Management and Logistics program at Trillium college can open up a range of career possibilities. Graduates can find work in logistics management, procurement, inventory control, supply chain analysis, and operations management, among other roles. With the global market continuing to expand, the demand for skilled supply chain professionals is only going to increase, making this a promising field for anyone looking to build a career in business.

The Benefits of a College Education – The Trillium College Advantage

The Trillium College Advantage

A college education can offer many benefits to individuals. Trillium College prides itself on giving their students a quality education in less time than a conventional college. By reducing the time that it takes to follow a program and thereby graduating sooner, our students start to earn a living years before their counterparts. Less time in school equals more income long term. 

Anyway you look at it, a college education is very beneficial to your life and income earning potential. Below are a few reasons why:

  1. Increased earning potential: On average, individuals with a college diploma earn more money over their lifetime than those without one.
  2. Better job opportunities: A college diploma can open doors to careers that may not be available to those without one.
  3. Networking opportunities: College allows individuals to build professional networks and make connections that can be valuable throughout their careers.
  4. Increased life satisfaction: Many individuals report greater life satisfaction after completing a college education.
  5. Preparation for the future: A college education can help prepare individuals for the challenges and opportunities of the future by providing a strong foundation of knowledge and skills.

These are just a few examples of the benefits of a college education. Ultimately, the specific benefits of college will vary depending on the individual, their goals, and their experiences but by committing to one of Trillium Colleges many career focused programs, you are making a commitment to yourself and your future. 

COVID-19 Update #7

COVID-19 Update #7

This update is to speak to the communication regarding the provincial phased plan to re-opening. 

At this time, post-secondary schools are not part of the re-opening plan, including Private Career Colleges. We will continue to complete our theory elements of the programs online, and all practical elements will be scheduled when permitted to do so. Programs that do not have a practical element will remain online for the foreseeable future. 

We recognize that you may be feeling anxious about the future and would like to have timelines to follow, however, that is not a possibility at this time. 

We will continue to keep everyone updated through our communication channels. Please remember that if there are no immediate communications it is because there have been no changes to any of our plans and there is nothing to share. We appreciate your continued patience and professionalism as we wait for more government approvals.

How to Shine as a Personal Support Worker

How to Shine as a Personal Support Worker

Have you ever considered becoming a personal support worker?  I have, and after much reading and research, this is what I have learned, and I would love to share how to shine as a PSW with you…

A career in Personal Support Work looks both exciting and rewarding. No two days at work will ever be the same; I love that! Despite what seems like possible challenges that I could face in my job, it looks like an extremely fulfilling option where you can shine with potential. PSWs make a world of difference in the lives of their clients each day by providing them with the support they need. A helping hand, emotional support, and some company. Many clients look to their PSW’s for human interaction and for someone to chat with.

I believe that being a PSW is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, there would need to be a lot of effort to find the right balance in this career. However, the people with huge hearts, extraordinary patience and empathy are incredibly successful at becoming certified Personal Support Workers and find happiness and fulfillment from this rewarding career. Many PSWs build lasting relationships with clients and feel a sense of accomplishment in their role. So, how does someone shine in a career as a PSW?

Shine by building meaningful connections with clients.

The key to being a successful PSW is by building professional but also empathetic relationships with clients. Paying attention to a client’s body language, visual, verbal, and non-verbal cues is very important. It will allow you to know if their care plan is meeting their needs. Some clients experience loneliness, especially in long-term or end of life care. You can shine by being a source of companionship and conversation.

Stay positive.

Clients who are around a positive influence are more likely to think positively. Positive thinking has been linked to health benefits such as decreased stress, lowered depression, and an overall better physical and mental well-being. Adjusting your attitude and taking responsibility for how you react in situations can benefit the client’s health (and your own).

Shine by taking time for yourself.

Are you feeling exhausted, stressed, or drained? Being a PSW is a demanding career that requires physical and mental strength and a growth mindset. Always exercising this strength can deplete your energy stores. Remembering to manage yourself and taking the time to rest and refresh, will allow you to perform your job more effectively and continue to shine.

Treat everyone with respect.

Each client has their own story and deserves to be treated with respect. Despite being in a vulnerable position, clients are human beings who have thoughts, feelings, dreams, and aspirations. Respecting your client will ensure client-centred care and mutual respect.

I know I am ready to shine and become a front line hero in a fulfilling career as a Personal Support Worker, are you? Join an industry that is in high demand and start caring and supporting those who need it most. As a graduate of Trillium College’s PSW program, you may find employment in a variety of settings, including long-term care facilities, home care agencies, senior citizens’ recreation centers, hospitals, group homes, and respite and palliative care centers. We are thankful for Personal Support Workers who make a difference! Fill out the form below and commit to your new career today!

Returning to School as A Mature Student

Returning to School as A Mature Student

You have been working for a couple of years as a mature adult, but you do not feel satisfied with the work that you are doing or the position that you’re in. You would love to find a career that makes going to work exciting and fulfilling, but you are not sure where to begin. So, what do you do? The thought of returning starting over and going back to class may seem daunting. You may be worried about what others will think of you or if you will succeed. The reality is, returning back to school is not as intimidating as you may think. It is never too late to better yourself and to make a decision that will have a positive and lasting impact on your life.

What are the benefits of going back to school as a mature student?

Returning with Mature Perspective

Mature students returning to obtain education have a positive attitude toward schoolwork. They are looking to get the most out of their formal education. Which means they are more likely to participate in class discussions and to value lessons. Their higher engagement with courses will ensure the retention of class materials and concepts to prepare them for their future better.

Increased Financial Knowledge and Stability

A good portion of their motivation to do well in courses stems from their monetary investment. Most returning mature students are responsible for paying for their education. Do you feel as though your financial situation is a barrier to getting the right training? Trillium College can help you by figuring out funding, scholarships, or financial aid. Call 1.866.661.2070 today to find out how Trillium College can help you afford adult learning courses or a diploma program.

Responsible Decision Making

Trillium College has found that returning mature students are in a better position to succeed in school. Adults are motivated learners who have fewer social distractions than recent high school graduates. They are highly motivated to succeed and to make a change in their lives. Mature students have a better understanding of what the workforce is like and know what they want and do not want.

It Is Never Too Late!

There is no such thing as returning or upgrading your education too late. There are no age limits or restrictions on becoming a student. Our knowledgeable Career Coaches will help you figure out a schedule that will work for you. We know you have a lot to balance, and we are here to help you!

Set up your future for success and don’t settle for a career that has you frequently checking job listings. At Trillium College, our courses prepare you for your career and help you to succeed. We have knowledgeable Career Coaches to offer you help and extra support along the way. Don’t wait, get your career started today with Trillium College!

Trillium College Supports Front Line Heroes

Trillium College Supports Front Line Heroes

What exactly does it mean to be a front line hero in Ontario right now? 

While others are practicing physical distancing and working from home, front liners are going in to work during the global pandemic. The job of a front line worker is considered essential, and they work directly with the public to continue to provide services. Whether they are on the front lines working in health care, at grocery stores, as part of the supply chain system for the province and the country, or any other essential-named jobs, they are all fulfilling fundamental duties that we need. We, along with the rest of the nation, THANK them!

Our front liners are heroic people. 

While most of us are being encouraged to stay home or work from home, front line workers have been called upon to continue working during the state of emergency. Their duties have been deemed essential by the Ontario Government, and society simply cannot function without them. While it makes sense that we cannot imagine hospitals or grocery stores being closed, it is crucial to recognize the sacrifice our front-liners are making to help our communities during uncertain times. 

So, what types of jobs do front liners fulfill?

Here are examples of jobs that many of our Trillium College alumni are fulfilling as front line workers:

Let us honour our heroes. 

Now more than ever, we must do our part to keep our community safe. Following safe protocols saves not only your life but also the people around you, including our front-liners! We have always honoured our graduating students, but we are sending extra positive vibes and support to our alumni front-liners. The Trillium College community is with you!

Are you a Trillium College alumnus working on the front lines or working an essential service job? We want to hear your stories and experience! Reach out to us!

COVID-19 Update #6

COVID-19 Update #6

Trillium College is committed to ensuring the highest level of safety for our Trillium College Community.  

This update is to speak to the communication regarding the province’s allowance for Regulated Health Professions to begin to return to practice.  

Regulatory colleges that govern the 26 regulated health professions are now beginning to share return to work guidelines and best practices.  Trillium College will adopt any of the relevant elements to include them in our return to the classroom plan. Trillium’s plan will include direction from Public Health Ontario, The Chief Medical Officer, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. These will all have a significant impact on how Trillium will establish the return to campus, classroom, and the reinstatement of all student massage, dental assisting, and esthetics clinics. 

At this point, the provincial green light for these professions to resume practice is only for licensed professionals. The campuses remain closed to the public, and clinics are not operating.  

Unfortunately, we can not predict the unknown or future timelines. However, when it is deemed safe, our goal is to re-open campuses so that students can get back in the classroom and resume their routines. 

We will continue to keep everyone updated through our communication channels.

A Day in The Life of a Medical Office Assistant

A Day in The Life of a Medical Office Assistant

Our Medical Office Assistant diploma program prepares students for a career in medical administration. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak , the medical field is experiencing rapid growth, creating demand for a huge range of careers in medical administration.

Our graduates find well-paying jobs in offices, clinics, and hospitals as:

Administrative assistants

Office managers

Medical transcriptionists

Medical billing clerks

Unit/ward clerks

Patient registration clerks

But what does a typical day in the life of a medical office assistant look like? Given the scope of job options, there are many possibilities. Our example graduate, Laura, can fill in the details of what an average workday for her looks like. Although some of the details might change, any job as a medical office assistant will include similar tasks and responsibilities.

A Day in the Life: Laura Smith, Clinic Office Manager

Laura is a 29-year-old graduate who works full-time as Dr. Greene’s office manager. Dr. Greene is a busy cardiologist who splits her time between her private office, where Laura has worked for three years, and the local hospital. Laura’s role is to care for all clerical aspects of Dr. Greene’s practice, while Dr. Greene’s nurse looks after clinical aspects.

8:00 am: Laura arrives at the office, ahead of other staff. She unlocks the door, turns off the alarm and turns on all the computers and tablets. She records a new voicemail stating today’s availability. Laura listens to voicemail messages and checks office email, taking note of any cancellations or urgent messages. She calls patients from her waiting list to fill any same-day cancellation slots.

8:30 am: Greets Doctor Greene and the office nurse as they arrive, updating them on the day’s schedule and any urgent patient messages.

9:00 am: Finally, Laura greets the first patient as he arrives. She confirms his demographics and OHIP information is up-to-date in medical record software. After discovering the patient had recent blood work done that is not on his file, she calls the lab to have it sent over immediately before the doctor sees him.

9:30 am: Then Laura continues registering patients as they arrive. In between patient arrivals, she processes all documents that have arrived since the last work day. She files lab work electronically in patients’ electronic medical records, prints off prescription renewals for the doctor to sign, and sets aside referral requests to deal with later in the day.

10:00 am: The phone is ringing off the hook. Calls include ones from a pharmacist who needs a Limited Use code for a prescription the doctor just sent in, an Emergency Room nurse who is caring for one of Dr. Greene’s patients, and another doctor who wants to speak with Dr. Greene about a mutual patient.

11:00 am: Laura registers a first-time patient and creates electronic medical record for her. She helps the patient fill out basic paperwork and enter her demographics and allergies into her medical record. The new patient forgot her lengthy list of medications at home, so Laura calls her pharmacy to get a list sent over right away for the doctor’s review.

12:00 pm: Lunchtime.

12:30 pm: Next, Laura calls tomorrow’s patients to remind them of their appointments. She leaves messages for any who do not answer, reminding them to bring their health card and list of medications.

1:30 pm: Now it’s time to processes referrals. Laura sorts referrals by urgency, according to office guidelines. She finds appointments for each patient, sending their appointment times and instructions to their referring doctor.

2:30 pm: After finding out that Dr. Greene is attending a conference next Friday that she forgot to mention, Laura begins rescheduling all of that day’s patients. There are few openings in the doctor’s schedule, so this task requires patience and problem-solving.

3:30 pm: Unfortunately a patient arrives without an appointment, explaining that he urgently needs to see the doctor. After asking the patient questions and discussing the situation discreetly with the office nurse, Laura adds him to the day’s schedule.

4:30 pm: However, although the patients should all be gone by now, there are still a few patients to be seen. The doctor is running overtime and patients are restless in the waiting room. Laura stays until all patients are seen, making their follow-up appointments and booking any tests the doctor ordered for them.

5:30 pm: After recording a new voicemail stating that the office is now closed and checking the office e-mail one last time, Laura finishes her workday by turning off the computers and lights, setting the alarm and locking the door.

After reading what a typical day for Laura looks like, it’s clear that working as a medical office assistant is a demanding profession that requires:


Attention to detail

Problem-solving skills

Excellent people skills

A career as a medical office assistant can be immensely rewarding. Medical office assistants act as a liaison between patients who need help and the practitioners who can offer that help. They assist people in their most vulnerable moments and help them navigate the healthcare system. Medical office assistants often make the difference between a patient falling through the cracks or getting the help they need, when they need it.

If you love people, enjoy being organized, and want to make a difference, then a career as a medical office assistant might be the perfect fit for you!