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AI vs Machine Learning: What’s the Difference?

Knowing key differences between AI and machine learning are important for industry professionals who are interested and invested in pushing technology forward.  Role of AI vs Machine Learning AI allows for computers and machines to mimic human intelligence. It allows robots to do many things outside of their normal range of capabilities, like recognize patterns, […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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Surprisingly, only 6.2 percent of truck drivers in America are women. Here are a few reasons women should consider a truck driving career.

Why Women Should Consider a Truck Driving Career

The American Trucking Association estimates that in an industry that employs about 947,000 drivers, only 6.2 percent of their entire workforce is women. While the trucking industry was disrupted by the novel COVID-19 virus, experts are confident that the current bounce back will continue with health mandates in place. So…should women consider a truck driving […]

By Heather Zielinski

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How did COVID change being a CNA? The COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world in ways we could have never predicted.

How Did COVID Change Being a CNA: The Future of Being a Nursing Aide in Texas

How did COVID Change the Healthcare Industry?  CNA workers on the frontline of the COVID pandemic have been called heroic. The rapid spread of the coronavirus revealed just how much we rely on healthcare workers. The pandemic has triggered an honest inquiry into preparing for the long-term impacts of the pandemic. Being a CNA in […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Data shown on a laptop screen | What Jobs Can I Get With a Data Science Certification?

What Jobs Can I Get With a Data Science Certification?

Having a data science certification lets a potential employer know that you have a solid understanding of core data science concepts. It also shows that these skills have been tested and approved by an independent third-party accreditation from a university or national data science organization.  Data science certifications can be incredibly valuable for people who […]

By Heather Zielinski

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How Much Do Mechanics Make in San Antonio, TX? - Requirements, Salaries, and More | SCI

How Much Do Mechanics Make in San Antonio, TX?

Furthermore, becoming a mechanic in San Antonio can be easy. However, it’s also important to consider how much you will be paid. So, how much do mechanics make in San Antonio? Here is a comprehensive overview of what to expect working as an auto mechanic in San Antonio, TX.  What Does An Auto Mechanic Do?  […]

By Heather Zielinski

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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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Woman sitting on the couch with her laptop taking the SCI career assessment tool

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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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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