Southern Careers Institute Offers Support to Those Impacted by Brightwood College Closing

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Texas-based trade school to hold open meetings with students and faculty to discuss future opportunities on December 12

Southern Careers Institute (SCI), a Texas-based career education provider, is extending support to the students and faculty impacted by the abrupt closing of Brightwood College last week. The closures affect more than 20,000 current and entering students, including those at its 11 campuses across Texas. SCI will be holding open meetings across its seven campuses throughout Texas, to connect with students and provide them with an understanding of the transfer opportunities that exist for them to continue to pursue and complete their degrees, and also to discuss placement of the faculty left without jobs.

Nikki England, president of SCI, had this to say, “The students and faculty were delivered a devastating blow with the sudden closing of the school, and are now struggling to understand what their options are. We’re here to help them out in any way we can – whether it’s determining the optimal course for credit transfer, offering direction on enrollment opportunities, or providing information on other options the community offers for educational and career success. They’ve worked hard, and we’re here to encourage and help guide them in making difficult decisions regarding their future career path.”

England continued, “Additionally, we’ll be looking to match the talented faculty and instructors displaced by the closures with any opportunities we can at SCI, as they’ve also experienced great losses.”

Students and faculty can meet with SCI campus directors this Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 5 p.m., across their seven campuses:

CampusAddress
Austin1701 Ben White Blvd. Suite 100,
Austin, TX 78704
Brownsville935 Expressway, Southwind Shopping Center
Brownsville, TX 78752
Corpus Christi2422 Airline Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Harlingen1122 Morgan Blvd.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Pharr1500 Jackson Rd.
Pharr, TX 78577
San Antonio North6963 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238
San Antonio South238 Southwest Military Drive Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78221
Waco3700 S IH 35, Suite #100
Waco, TX 76706

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About Southern Careers Institute:
Southern Careers Institute was founded in 1960 in Austin, TX. Since opening its doors, SCI has expanded its facilities to include seven campuses located in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio (North Campus), and San Antonio (South Campus), plus virtual courses offered online. SCI has offered medical and business programs since 1992, and today, SCI offers a variety of programs in the fields of medical, pharmacy, business, technology and trades.

Southern Careers Institute has also developed a keen focus on making students more marketable with customized, employer-tailored programs. We call our approach The SCI Edge, a program that provides students with the necessary edge to compete in today’s job market.

This article was published on: 12/10/18 8:00 AM

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