technology

Post image for KAA-Boom Success Stories: An Interview with Leonard K.

Everyone has a story, I personally find the stories of boomers most interesting because you never know what you’re going to get.  The days are gone when a person would work thirty plus years at the same menial job, reach age 65 and promptly check themselves into a senior’s residence to say goodnight. A great [...]

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Post image for Why it’s Importation to Brush Up Your Tech Talk

While most older workers – especially the KAA-Boomer generation — have done an admirable job of embracing emerging technologies, replacing their VCRs for PVRs, their cell phones with the latest smartphones, and their PDAs with tablets, many have not. And that can be a problem in a workforce where the second largest generation in history [...]

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Post image for Using LinkedIN to Boost Your Job Hunting Profile

Gone are the days when job seekers simply searched the want ads in local and national newspapers and then typed up cover letters and resumes and popped them in the post.  Today’s job hunt requires some technical savvy – and an understanding of the pivotal role social media plays. Facebook – Keep it Closed!   [...]

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Post image for Expand knowledge and skills in retirement: go back to school

Retirement sounds like an incredible lifestyle on the surface. Days on end with no obligations or major concerns, not having to fight traffic or punch a clock and being able to sleep in whenever you want certainly sounds wonderful. But what happens after you’ve been retired for a while? With many Canadians facing 10 or [...]

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Post image for Working in a Virtual World

There’s a quiet revolution happening in the business world. Thanks to a rapidly changing workforce and new technologies, employers and employees alike are rethinking the way work gets done. The congested morning traffic, the appropriate office attire, the nine-to-five grind in a small cubicle, the maddeningly slow evening commute home again – these are now [...]

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Post image for Technology, Mentoring and Giving to your Community

Gently shaking the world Be the change you want to see in the world. Those are the words of the great Mahatma Gandhi, and words by which Vancouver resident Prakash Joshi tries to live. For the past three decades, the 57-year-old engineering technologist has worked tirelessly to promote peace, protect the environment and help others [...]

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Post image for Women & Technology Nancy Fowler leader in her field

Staying grounded Like most teenagers, Nancy Fowler had no idea what kind of career she wanted. So one day, her father, an Instructor at New Brunswick Community College, took her on a tour of the college. It was there she fell in love. “As soon as we entered the electronics lab I knew it was [...]

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