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Study for a New Career You Could Love

How many hours have you been at work, wishing you were somewhere else? Think of how much time you have spent staring at the clock, listening to managers who do not care about your progress, living the same routine that you have never actually enjoyed. That's all time you could have used to train for a career you could love. Fortunately, every day is a chance to start on a new path. All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you live out your full potential and find the career you have been seeking.

Graduate Highlight - Isaac Cerda - Medical Assistant

When you were young, did you make wishes on birthday candles or stars? Many children wish for their dreams to come true because they have no way to actualize them. Plenty of adults still spend their time wishing, too, when they could be taking action. Young you could only aspire to be a veterinary technician or construction manager, but now you could train and interview for that ideal career. Instead of hoping for your dreams to fall into place, strive to fulfill them just as Isaac Cerda did.

Animal Welfare Management Success Story of Noelle

If you love working with animals, but would prefer studying online, our Animal Welfare Management nine-month program is right for you. 

After graduation, you could consider pursuing a career working at an animal shelter, as a pet groomer, or you could even start your own doggie day care like Nicole Moore from our Stautzenberger program (a sister school of Rockford Career College).   

 

Graduate Highlight - Steven Lowe

Did you know that America has an electrician shortage? In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 85,900 open jobs in the electrician field by 20241. The 2017 annual mean wage of electricians in Illinois was $61,010 to $81,600.2  Although our reliance on electronics— including HVAC systems for our homes and businesses—increases, fewer students are choosing this field for their future careers. Steven Lowe, a recent Rockford Career College graduate, decided to go against that trend.
 

Graduate Highlight - Veterinary Technician Program - Grace Brown

Are you a risk-taker? While jumping into a new career may seem daunting, taking the initial plunge is necessary for making great accomplishments. Grace Brown is one recent Rockford Career College graduate who found that taking the risk was worthwhile.
 
Ms. Brown's desire to provide outstanding care for animals led her to RCC. While enrolled in the veterinary technician program, she faced several challenges, one of which was the passing of her grandmother. “She was my best friend,” says Ms. Brown.
 

New Year's Resolution 2019

Do you have a New Year's resolution? With 2019 only a few days away, now is a great time to consider what improvements could be made to your professional life. Whether you are looking to switch careers or advance in your current field, Rockford Career College is ready to assist you. Here's how a career resolution could help you this year:
 

Graduate Highlight - Welding Program - Paige Kroschel

Have you ever been uncertain if a job was right for you? Many consider welding to be a male-oriented career, but there are plenty of opportunities for women to thrive in this trade. Fast growth in the trades has inspired women like Paige Kroschel to explore this career path. Ms. Kroschel graduated from Rockford Career College's welding program this month and is ready to begin her new dream job.
 

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