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How can we encourage more women in tech careers?

How Can we Get More Women in Tech Careers?

By working in this field you are able to obtain a valuable education and skill set, opportunities for growth and promotion, and the security of financial and job stability. However, women in tech are significantly underrepresented in the workforce. Even though there has been progression in the past few years, it is still widely known […]

By Abigail Lindsey and Sophia Acevedo

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Celebrating World Health Worker Week 2021

How are you Celebrating World Health Worker Week 2021?

World Health Worker Week is April 5-9, 2021. This is also the year the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the International Year of Health and Care Workers, acknowledging their commitment to fighting against the ongoing pandemic.  How are you Celebrating World Health Worker Week 2021?  In the wake of the pandemic, many of us paused […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Choose Your Career, Choose Your Future: Career Assessment Tool

These days, it can be difficult to figure out exactly which career you’re best suited for. There are no wrong answers here, rather, it’s all about discovering which career is the best fit. Our career assessment tool does just that. Can I Take a Quiz to Help Me Choose a Career? When you take the […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Tool Kit for a New HVAC Tech

Tools of the Trade: What Should Be in a New HVAC Professional’s Tool Kit

Whether you will get into employment or start your HVAC repair and installation business, having the right tools and equipment will make it easy for you to get tasks done as required. It’s advisable to have the right tools right from the start of a new HVAC career. If you are wondering what tools a […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Nominate a Gold Star Spouse to receive a day of pampering at a Southern Star Salon.

Nominate a Gold Star Spouse to Receive a Day of Pampering at Southern Star Salon

Nominations for Gold Star Spouses can be Submitted via the Salon’s Facebook Page Gold Star Spouses Day is Monday, April 5. To honor spouses who have lost their loved one in the line of duty, and the sacrifices their families have made for our country, Southern Careers Institute (SCI), through its SCI Cares program, will […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Recent graduate shaking hands with a hiring manager. Rocked the interview by knowing the soft skills employers are hiring for in 2021.

10 Soft Skills Employers are Hiring for in 2021

Hiring the right person isn’t just about finding someone who can perform the duties and tasks of the job. Hiring managers look beyond certifications, degrees, and technical skills and evaluating a candidate’s soft skills. While your credentials may get you the interview, soft skills will get you the job offer. Our career services and curriculum […]

By Heather Zielinski

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New truck driver leverages these insider budgeting tips for truckers to maximize his earnings and smiles.

Insider Budgeting Tips for Truckers

You’ve got your commercial driver’s license now what? Sure! You’re not stuck in a cubical or attending endless meetings. Being a long-haul truck driver has a few of its own challenges. And, the first, is how to save money on the road. Creating — and sticking to — a budget helps ensure that you minimize […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Welding student performing a modern welding technique while wondering what tools a new welder needs to be successful.

Tools of The Trade: What Tools Does a New Welder Need?

As an entry-level welder or welding apprentice, you may be wondering, ‘What tools does a new welder need to give projects a professional touch?”. The truth is, you need a set of essential welder tools to complete intensive welding projects and earn a great salary. The tools of a welder are also crucial in keeping […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Fulfilling Jobs in Technology for Game-Changers

The technology industry is far more expansive than some might believe. It isn’t just about creating technology for your everyday needs — and it most definitely isn’t boring. If you’re someone who passionately believes in finding ways to make our world better, here are five fulfilling jobs in technology that should be on your radar. […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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Female vocational school adult student studies in a library using these tips and strategies for improving reading comprehension as an adult.

Tips for Improving Your Reading Comprehension as an Adult

How to Improve Your Reading Improving adult reading comprehension isn’t hard if you take the right approach. Here are our favorite tools and strategies to become a better reader as an adult. Read in Smaller Sections One of the best tips for understanding more of what you read is to simplify long passages by breaking […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Three children looking at their laptop while talking about coding classes for kids.

How Coding Classes for Kids Can Set Them up for Future Success

One skill that has become incredibly valuable is coding. Not only can coding introduce kids to the amazing possibilities of technology, but it also teaches them an essential skill that can be used in just about any industry.   Having coding classes offered at schools or taking an online coding class are just a few of […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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How to Learn Python From Scratch

It may seem intimidating to learn Python, especially when you don’t have any prior experience in coding. However, it’s an easy program to learn, and with a few tips, it can be a quick language to learn from scratch. Python, an interpreted general-purpose programming language, can be a tremendous asset when learning to make websites. […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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Adult education has changed throughout the years, this adult student takes notes while in an online Zoom class.

How Adult Education Has Evolved for the Tech Sector

According to a 2019 study conducted by Indeed, nearly half of the people surveyed said that they underwent at least one major career change in their lives. The study also found that this wasn’t an impulsive decision — the average age of respondents was 39 and the average time spent making the decision was 11 months. […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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Woman's hands on a keyboard doing frontend or backend development.

Frontend vs Backend Development – What’s the Difference?

Building websites requires work on both the frontend and backend. Think of frontend vs backend development like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — they complement each other perfectly and are necessary to make something complete. Frontend vs Backend Development If you’re interested in learning more about website development, then knowing the difference between frontend […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”

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Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”

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Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”

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Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”

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Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”

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Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”

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Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”

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Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”

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Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”

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Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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