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Why An Austin Trade College is The Future of Learning

When you start looking into furthering your education, you’ve likely come up against a hard decision to make. Should you go the traditional route and apply to a 4 year college, or should you keep your job prospects in mind and decide to enroll in a trade school? Of course, any decision to further yourself and improve your earning potential is a courageous and respectable decision to make, but some choices have more benefits than others. Read on to learn why trade training is quickly becoming the future of learning and discover why enrolling in an Austin trade college is the right decision for you.

The Many Benefits of Trade School

1. Shorter Program Length

As opposed to traditional degree study (which can take 4-5 years to complete), the majority of trade schools offer comprehensive programs in a variety of skills that can be completed in as little as 3 months! Just think, in only 12 weeks you could graduate with a highly sought after skill, ready to increase your earning potential, and enter the jobs market as a trained professional! Shorter program schedules also allows for a quick career change if you’ve become bored in your current position but do not want to, or simply cannot afford to, spend years attempting to gain accreditation in another field. Enrolling in a trade school means you can quickly become a skilled professional and begin a career that is rewarding and offers incredible career mobility.

2. Hands-on Training

One of the major benefits to enrolling in a trade college is the fact that you will receive hands-on training directly related to your future career. This is fundamental to your future job search, as experience outweighs most every other aspect on a job application. If you are already trained, any future employer will look more favorably on your job application because you will already know how to thrive and succeed in the position. Throughout your trade and special skills training, you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience, guided by experts in the field. This kind of education will prove hugely beneficial to you once you start your career as there will be little to no adjustment from education to employment. With a trade, you can hit the ground running!

3. Lower Costs

As already mentioned, trade school is usually a lot shorter than a 4 year college degree. As a result, the costs involved in earning a trade accreditation and training, i.e. fees, tuition, materials, travel, etc., will be significantly lower. If you were to apply to a standard 4 year college degree program, you could be facing costs upwards of $50,000-$120,000 depending on the program and college. This can lead to significant student debt and financial struggle once graduated. However, the average trade school training program can range from as little as $2,500 to $7,000. With the added bonus of only having to pay for expenses (travel, materials, etc.) for only a few months, you will be saving yourself a lifetime of financial strain and debt. More and more people are turning away from traditional 4 year college programs in favor of trade school and special skills training. There are many factors affecting this shift, with the main one being the ability to receive training quickly and effectively, which in turn allows graduates to find lasting employment in well-paying jobs in as little as 3 months! Click here to discover the benefits of enrolling in an Austin trade college and join in on this great educational and employment opportunity!

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“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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“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.”


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.”


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.”


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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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.”


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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Business Accounting

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