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STVT-McAllen Recognized as School of Distinction

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen Recognized as School of Distinction by Accreditation Agency for its Quality Programs, Exceeding Accreditation Requirements 

(RESTON, VA) September 30, 2022 — South Texas Vocational Technical Institute in McAllen, TX (STVT-MA) was recently recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) with the prestigious “School of Distinction Award,” an honor given to ACCSC-accredited institutions that have gone above and beyond in meeting the agency’s rigorous accreditation requirements and have a strong track record in providing quality educational programs for its students. STVT-MA is part of Ancora Education network of post-secondary schools, a leading workforce solutions provider.

“Congratulations to the South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen on being named a 2021 ACCSC School of Distinction,” says Michale McComis, Ed., Executive Director of ACCSC, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. “Through this award, ACCSC recognizes the school’s hard work and dedication to promoting student excellence and fostering a school community committed to ACCSC best practices and student achievement. Please take pride in this significant achievement.”

To achieve the ACCSC School of Distinction Award, schools like STVT-MA demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation and delivered valuable educational programs for students and graduates. STVT-MA completed the accreditation process without any findings of non-compliance and satisfied all requirements necessary to be in good standing with the Commission – a feat not easily achieved. 

“We are thrilled to have been selected as an ACCSC School of Distinction for 2021-2022. The award is a wonderful way to recognize that what we do here matters. We are proud to provide our communities with opportunities to learn a trade that will change their lives and allow for success for them and their families. Our commitment to our students is what drives us,” said STVT-MA Executive Director Yvonne Keathley.Our integrity is what keeps us focused to ensure we exceed our students’ needs to help them fulfill their goals for their futures. The award means a great deal to the McAllen community as well, as it showcases the level of education that STVT provides.”

About South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute has five convenient locations across South Texas and offers 11 training programs in Business, Healthcare, and Skilled Trades (programs vary by location). Students receive personalized learning environments with industry-experienced instructors and quick program timelines. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Graduates have access to externships (depending on program) and career assistance including guidance from our Career Services team, resume updates, workshops, and more. Learn more at



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