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Rosas Returns to TSTC to Recruit Potential Employees

Saturday, April 13, 2013
By Eladio Jaimez

Rosas returns to TSTC to recruit potential employeesAlfredo Rosas’ livelihood started with one simple decision during his junior year at Donna High School.

“Everything began at Donna when I had to choose a vocational class,” Rosas recalled. “I picked building trades and that’s where it all started for me.”

Earlier this month, Rosas was at the Spring Job Fair at Texas State Technical College representing Joeris General Contractors.

And while his journey in the building construction business started at Donna High, it was at TSTC where Rosas honed his skills and decided the construction business would be his life’s work.

“I knew I wanted to go to college but I didn’t know where I wanted to go or what I wanted to study,” Rosas said. ‘The only thing I knew is that I didn’t want to sit in some office. I wanted to choose a career where I could be outdoors.”

So Rosas did his research.

“I found out that TSTC offered construction classes,” he said. “I chose to come to TSTC.”

Rosas received an associate’s degree in Building Construction Science technology and thanks to his high school instructor, started working with Joeris soon after graduating.

“No one wanted to hire me right away because I didn’t have any experience,” Rosas said. “I called them (Joeris) and they asked me to go apply in person. So I went and I applied and they hired me the same day.”

November will mark Rosas’ 13th year with Joeris, where he currently serves as an assistant superintendent. Rosas started as a carpenter level I and has received four promotions since he started with the San Antonio-based company. Rosas aspires to be a superintendent some day. Joeris’ focus is commercial building and build mostly schools grades K-12.

“Everything I know started at TSTC,” Rosas said. “Without that degree I wouldn’t have landed this job.”

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