We often hear people say that education is an investment. And it’s true! School is a monetary investment to get closer to a better-paying job, new experiences, and big opportunities. Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Just like a passport can get you into other countries, an education can lead you to a new career or vocation. To get started, look into career and vocational schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
According to the dictionary, a career is “an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.” On the other hand, a vocation is “a person's employment or main occupation, especially regarded as particularly worthy and requiring great dedication.” So, a career can be an occupation, whereas a vocation can be an occupation you find passionate and rewarding! It turns out—you can get BOTH at Southwest Schools in south Texas. We’re a career and vocational school in the Rio Grande Valley, designed to help you find the career you’re looking for.
Unlike other schools or degree programs, career schools are entirely future-focused. Your curriculum focuses on the work you want to do after you graduate. And because of the program’s emphasis on the knowledge, you can complete it quicker than four-year colleges. Less time in school also means less money out of your bank account.
If you’re starting something as big as a new career, you probably have some questions. It’s important to get all the information you can before making a big decision. Contact SWS and start getting some answers. Contact our admissions office online, or call the location you’re interested in directly. Reach our San Anthonio campus at (210)921-0951 and McAllen at (956)687-7007. We’re looking forward to talking about how you can start your new career and vocation!