When it comes to technical education, there’s no better choice than South Texas Vocational Technical Institute (STVT). With our hands-on approach to learning and in-person labs designed to accurately simulate real-world employment conditions, STVT makes it easy to get the experience you want. In addition, we offer flexible schedules and even a $1,000 High School-to-Career Scholarship for those that qualify. 

Our technical programs in Texas are a great option for high school graduates who want to pursue a technical trade, and you can get started in less time than you may think.

Planning For Your Future

STVT has helped many recent high school graduates pursue new and exciting careers through education and hands-on training, and our on-campus teams can help with several common questions high schoolers commonly ask.

Which career path do I want to pursue after graduation?

Finding the right career can be difficult. It requires a lot of deep thought and self-reflection. The more we understand about ourselves, the easier it becomes to select a career. STVT helps students find the path to new careers every day, and our enrollment advisors will be happy to discuss how one of our programs could be the right choice for you.

What is my ideal work environment?

Everyone’s ideal working conditions are different. While some may prefer working alone, there are others who would prefer to be part of a large team. Our graduates could end up working indoors, outdoors, or even both in the same day. Everything from the shape of the room to the people you work with counts. That’s why STVT offers labs designed to simulate real-world employment conditions, so students can truly understand potential workplaces and decide which will be right for them.

How can I make my resume attractive to hiring managers?

Our Career Services team assists our students as they navigate the job search process. As you focus on finding a career path, Career Services will work with you to develop your skills. We’ll help you find opportunities that are right for you, and help you turn those opportunities into a new career. We focus on the skills to get your career started and to make it last, including:

  • Searching and identifying opportunities that are right for you
      • Creating an effective resume and cover letter
      • Networking in your career field
      • Researching prospective employers
      • Interviewing and communication skills
      • Soft skills development
      • Post-interview follow-up

Choosing the Right Career

At STVT, you’ll find training for a career, not just a job. Our classes are set up so you can make the most out of your time in school. Our career training programs emphasize the skills and traits that provide quality opportunities for securing future employment. At STVT, we focus on three core fields: Healthcare and Wellness, Skilled Trades, and Business. 

Healthcare and Wellness

The healthcare and wellness field requires individuals who possess the right amount of professional training, hands-on experience, and the desire to make a difference. Whether you’re looking for dental or medical assistant education in Texas, one of our healthcare certificate programs may be right for you.

Here are a few of the skills that could be helpful as you progress in the field:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Steady hands
  • Detail-oriented
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to combine mental skills with hands-on tasks
  • Communication and customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professional attitude

Skilled Trades

At STVT, you’ll receive hands-on and classroom training, work with industry-standard equipment, and be trained and ready for real-world responsibilities in your new career field.

These are just a handful of skills our students could find helpful in these trades:

  • Organizational skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to read and interpret complex blueprints and plans
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and with a team
  • Manual dexterity
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to continue to learn the newest technologies


Let STVT help you get the hands-on training you need to work in an exciting industry. We offer career training in the business field that will help you develop the professional skills you need for a career you love.

Below are some skills that could prove useful in a business setting:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to combine mental skills with hands-on tasks
  • Communication and customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professional attitude

High School to Career Scholarships

To support your transition from high school to one of our career-focused programs, STVT proudly offers a $1,000 High School-to-Career Scholarship to those that qualify. Contact your local campus for details.

Financial aid available to those who qualify.

Information For High School Counselors and Teachers

If you are a high school counselor or teacher and would like to learn more about how STVT can be the right choice for your graduating seniors, please contact us. We can schedule a time for you to visit our campus, tour our facility, and meet our faculty and staff. During your visit, you will be able to see first-hand how STVT can be the right choice for your students. 

You can also schedule to have our high school admissions team visit your campus and provide you with information for your students. We can also meet with your students in person to share how STVT has helped many recent high school graduates get on their way to new and exciting careers through education and training.

Schedule a Campus Tour Today!

The best way to get more details is to contact one of our representatives today. 

Our team can answer any questions you have and will be glad to schedule an appointment for you to visit our campus. You can get a first-hand look into how our students get the knowledge and practical experience that employers want.