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Web Design School, Even Though You Already Have a Job, Even One You Like

24 JAN 2013
Career Path : Computers and Technology

Some predict that today’s workers will change careers five to seven times before retiring. Have you prepared for this new reality? You may want to consider upgrading your skills now so that you can take advantage of new opportunities when they arise, whether in your current organization or out there in the big wide world. One of the skills that may make you more attractive – to current and future employers alike – is web design. Whether you are working in administration, public relations, information technology, etc., graphic design skills are always a bonus. Many office workers have found themselves in a position where they wish they knew how to resize a photo or publish a Web page without the hassle of calling in an external designer. Fortunately, in the Greater Toronto Area it is easy to find part-time web design programs that will fit into your busy professional schedule.

Whether you are in the heart of it all, on Bay and Bloor, or in the ‘burbs, chances are that there is a web design school nearby, with courses on evenings or weekends, to teach you the basics of web design at your own pace, building on the skills that you already have.

Imagine how pleased your boss will be when they realize that there is no need to outsource the next big web design projects. “HTML? JavaScript? We do all our programming in-house now.”

Look for a college in Toronto with a web design program that will teach you about:

  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • typography
  • Flash
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • CSS
  • Corel Draw
  • Corel

When you first start your web design program, choose classes that teach skills that would make you most valuable to your current employer. Do they need someone:

  • to create graphics for marketing items?
  • with expertise in Web 2.0?
  • to plan and implement an entire Web site?

As well as increasing your job security, you will be increasing your job options if you choose to seek other work elsewhere after finishing your courses at web design school.

If you do decide to look for another job once you’ve mastered your new skills, the job placement services at your web design school could be a useful resource. And extra training can look good on your CV. It is said that employers look for applicants who can adapt to changing working conditions. By seeking new training at a college in Toronto, you are showing your flexibility and drive to succeed in the changing workplace of today.