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Welcome to our Austin Trade School Blog!

Read all about the trade school programs we offer, including: Medical Assistant, HVAC-R and Electrical Technician.

We share insights on career paths, salary potentials, graduate successes as well as general news about the Austin trade school scene where high school graduates can take their post-secondary education to gain higher paying jobs and careers in exciting and expanding fields of study and employment.

How to Become an Advanced Electrical and Renewable Energy Technician

Become an advanced electrical and renewable energy technician through Austin Career Institute's new solar power program. In this comprehensive new course, you'll learn about solar photovoltaics, also known as solar power...

Guide to Becoming an HVAC Technician in Texas

Want to become an HVAC-certified technician in Texas? If you are over 18, there are a few ways to do it. First, you can become an HVAC apprentice and train under an experienced instructor until you can take the state certification exam...

What is Career Technical Education?
Career Technical Education (CTE) is a hot topic these days. It's rapidly becoming a universal concept in primary and secondary education. CTE-based educational systems focus on providing students with education, training, and skill development to prepare them for the future...
HVAC Certification in Texas: 6 Certificates to Kickstart Your Career

If you're looking for a career in a booming industry, consider getting certified as an HVAC technician. In Texas and the surrounding states, HVAC techs are in high demand. It's also a high-growth trade that pays well and offers the opportunity to advance your career...

Here’s the Difference Between an Electrician and an Electrical Technician
An electrician and an electrical technician may sound similar, but they have unique duties. There is a significant difference in their responsibilities, education, training, and licensing requirements...
16 Test Taking Strategies for Better Grades
Do you find yourself worried about an upcoming test or exam? Taking tests can be difficult and stressful, especially if you have issues taking tests or are unprepared. Good test-taking skills are honed over time...
17 Must Have Medical Assistant Skills
Medical assistants play a big role in healthcare. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the job will grow 19% over the next few years, much faster than the occupational average...
How to Start a Career Action Plan
Want to turn your dream into a reality? How can you best avoid challenges and problems along the way? Create a solid career action plan. A career action plan is a list of...
How to Start Your Own HVAC Business

Becoming an HVAC contractor in Texas is a solid career path. For many, the dream is to eventually stop working for someone else and own your own HVAC business...

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Put Off Education After High School
After you finish high school, it's important to pursue "continuing education." Continuing education generally refers to postsecondary studies or courses of study followed...