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Texas State Technical College is a vibrant community of ten campuses in ten different communities. Our Dept. of Communications team works to write news stories about the activities on our campuses, the students who attend TSTC, the graduates who have moved on to their careers, and the businesses or industries that hire TSTC graduates.

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November 23, 2022
Students and faculty express gratitude for their TSTC experiences
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – During this season of Thanksgiving, students, faculty and staff at Texas State Technical College are feeling gratitude for the experiences they have had. “TSTC opens up a world of opportunity for me,” said James O’Day, a student in the Electrical Power and Controls program. A fourth-semester student, O’Day already has a job...
November 23, 2022
TSTC Vocational Nursing students learn about job opportunities with Abilene nursing home
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – A group of more than 20 Texas State Technical College Vocational Nursing students who are scheduled to graduate next month recently had the chance to learn about potential jobs at Abilene’s Northern Oaks Living & Rehabilitation Center during an employer spotlight event hosted by TSTC’s Career Services department. “This opportunity to meet...
November 21, 2022
TSTC recognizes its own with Chancellor’s Cornerstone Awards
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College prides itself on its core values of excellence, accountability, service and integrity, and it recognizes individuals every year who help achieve its mission of placing more Texans in great-paying jobs. Jessica Ybarra-Almaraz, Juan Lucio and Rebeca Villanueva-Hernandez are TSTC employees who were recently recognized as recipients of the...
November 21, 2022
Alvarado’s automotive knowledge expands in internship at area electric company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Utility companies depend on highly skilled automotive technicians to keep their fleet vehicles ready for everything from routine service calls to emergencies. Alex Alvarado, of San Benito, is a fourth-semester Automotive Technology student at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus, where he is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree. He...
November 21, 2022
Garcia thrilled about potential job opportunities with big-name aviation companies
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Learning about aviation pioneers such as the Wright Brothers, along with Charlie Taylor, the mechanic who helped build and maintain some of the Wrights’ engines and airplanes, provided the initial spark that got Texas State Technical College student Carlos Garcia interested in aircraft and flying. Little did the San Benito resident know...
November 19, 2022
Briggs hones welding skills at TSTC with goal of working on Gulf Coast
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – William Briggs is setting his sights on the Texas Gulf Coast. The Texas State Technical College Welding Technology student plans to complete his certificate of completion in Structural Welding in order to work for his friends on the coast. “I have a bunch of buddies on the coast who own boats and...
November 18, 2022
TSTC hosts Registered Apprenticeship Signing Day
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus hosted on Friday a National Apprenticeship Week Mold Making/Injection Molding Registered Apprenticeship Signing Day. Representatives of R&D Molders Inc. and TASUS Corp., both located in Georgetown, and Saleen Performance Parts, located in Round Rock, signed agreements with the U.S. Department of Labor committing to...
November 18, 2022
TSTC chef provides last-minute tips for Thanksgiving meal
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Hours of preparation leads to a family dinner table filled with Thanksgiving traditions. Stress levels are usually high to make sure that each course of the meal is perfect. But there always seems to be a last-minute disaster that could derail the perfect dinner.  Omar Salinas, Texas State Technical College’s production chef...
November 16, 2022
Students’ skills tested in TSTC’s first-ever Lineman Rodeo
 (WACO, Texas) – You cannot make an omelet without breaking some eggs, but for 30 students at Texas State Technical College’s first-ever Lineman Rodeo, breaking an egg could cost them points.  The third-semester students, all from TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology program at the Waco campus, divided into eight teams to compete in the...
November 14, 2022
Sunstate Equipment donates equipment to The TSTC Foundation for TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Sunstate Equipment recently gave three pieces of equipment to The TSTC Foundation for Texas State Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program at the Marshall campus. The equipment rental agency, which has 20 locations in Texas, gave an SVL97-2 Kubota track-type skid steer, a SkyJack scissor lift, and a power shift transmission with...
November 14, 2022
Hervey trains eye for architecture in TSTC Drafting and Design program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – It takes a talented individual to elevate art and design to the next level, such as in digital architecture. For one student at Texas State Technical College, he is well on his way. Charles Hervey, of San Benito, is a first-semester Drafting and Design student at TSTC’s Harlingen campus, where he is...
November 14, 2022
TSTC students, alumni network with potential employers at Industry Job Fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recently welcomed more than 380 students and alumni as they filled the Industry Job Fair at TSTC’s Harlingen campus Thursday, Nov. 10. The attendees were ready with their resumes and networked with more than 60 business and industry representatives from across Texas and the United States. The companies...
November 12, 2022
High school students grasp TSTC’s hands-on learning style
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – Mineral Wells High School juniors and seniors were able to experience what Texas State Technical College students do on a daily basis with the technology available in the college’s labs. More than 20 students recently toured TSTC’s Breckenridge campus to learn what programs are available there and at the other nine TSTC...
November 11, 2022
Oncor supervisors say TSTC provides quality employees
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Maintenance and construction supervisors at Oncor Electric Delivery Co. know that Texas State Technical College provides the company with quality employees. During a recent employer spotlight, Jerry Murphree, a 42-year veteran of the company, told TSTC Electromechanical Technology and Wind Energy Technology students about the company’s benefits and job opportunities. Several students...
November 10, 2022
TSTC helps train military veterans for Texas workforce
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s faculty and staff pride themselves on helping military veterans transition to the civilian workforce. Annette Collins, TSTC’s Veteran Services program officer in Abilene, strives to make sure that veterans have everything they need to begin their college journey. She knows about the paperwork that veterans face while enrolling...
November 9, 2022
State plumbing board staff gives demonstration to TSTC plumbing students
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology program hosted staff from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for a student demonstration on Wednesday. Students learned about cross-connection and how this can result in backflow, which is a flow of liquid opposite to the usual or desired direction. Terry Parham, who...
November 7, 2022
TSTC’s Mopar Career Automotive Program to accept students for spring semester
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Mopar Career Automotive Program at the Waco campus will accept students for the first time for the spring semester. Students who apply to TSTC must apply separately to the program, which includes an interview with a faculty member in the Automotive Technology program. Matthew Mills, an instructor in...
November 7, 2022
Scholarship helps TSTC Electrical Lineworker student achieve goals
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Reviewing options for how to pay for college can be stressful for many students — especially when trying to avoid debt. November is National Scholarship Month, and one Texas State Technical College student recently shared how a scholarship helped ease his concerns. Randall Vela, of Harlingen, is studying for a certificate of...
November 7, 2022
Najera guides fellow veterans in pursuit of college education at TSTC
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The women and men who served in the U.S. armed forces are honored each year on Veterans Day, and their transition back to civilian life can be an adjustment — especially when they head for college. That is where Texas State Technical College Veteran Services steps in. U.S. Air Force veteran Damaris...
November 7, 2022
TSTC welcomes area school counselors to campus to learn about college’s resources
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Student Recruitment department recently held its first in-person Counselor Update after holding them virtually for two years due to the pandemic. Counselors from area secondary schools had the opportunity to visit with TSTC instructors and administrators, as well as TSTC industry partners who talked about their workforce needs....
November 6, 2022
Coers sets goal to be best TSTC Welding Technology student
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Daniel Coers has set a goal for himself while studying Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College. “I want to work to become the best welding student at TSTC,” he said. He set the goal knowing that he would be starting a program that he knew little about. In fact, Coers, of...
November 6, 2022
Vigil balances work, school while studying Diesel Equipment Technology at TSTC
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Jacob Vigil has always been mechanically inclined. While working full time at The Auto Clinic in Snyder, Vigil is broadening his skills by studying Diesel Equipment Technology at Texas State Technical College. He hopes that his certificate of completion specialization in Heavy Truck will lead to more career opportunities. Vigil spent his...
November 4, 2022
TSTC Fall Preview Day provides high school students glimpse of career opportunities
(ABILENE, Texas) – More than 400 high school students learned that Texas State Technical College offers training opportunities in many career fields. Students visited with instructors and completed hands-on activities during a Fall Preview Day on TSTC’s East Campus in Abilene on Thursday, Nov. 3. The event was organized by the college’s Student Recruitment department...
November 3, 2022
TSTC, TX FAME Lone Star Chapter announce job-training partnership
(NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas) – Texas State Technical College and the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) Lone Star Chapter announced a new job-training partnership on Thursday at the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels. TSTC will provide advanced manufacturing technician training for students that will be sponsored by area companies. Students will...
November 3, 2022
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – At least 180 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair held Thursday on the Fort Bend County campus. Representatives from more than 70 companies were available in the Brazos Center and Industrial Technology Center on campus to talk with attendees about possible job openings. “It’s...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Robotics and Industrial Controls Technology students eager to fill jobs
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Ryon Korenek chose to pursue Robotics and Industrial Controls Technology at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus because it is cutting-edge technology. “It’s more important to our economy right now because of how backed up everything is,” said the El Campo resident. “We just need to get stuff moving rather...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Wind Energy Technology student accepts job opportunity with German manufacturing company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With each graduating class, Texas State Technical College lives up to its nickname: the Get-a-Job College. Now one of its Wind Energy Technology students is on an exciting career pathway that will take her halfway around the world. Monika Bodner recently accepted a job opportunity with German printing press manufacturer Koenig &...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Dental Hygiene students hope to educate others about importance of oral health
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a reminder that dental hygienists are advocates and influencers who can make an impact in their patients’ lives by helping to improve their oral health. Students in the Dental Hygiene program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus are being educated on the proper techniques to...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Career Services Interview Practicum a success
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department recently held its first in-person Interview Practicum after holding them virtually for two years due to the pandemic. The two-day event offered practice interview experiences for more than 100 TSTC students, who met with business representatives to discuss their job qualifications. Every two-hour session had...
October 30, 2022
TSTC student balances classes and triathlon training
(WACO, Texas) – Nick Meyer is a Biomedical Equipment Technology student at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus. He is scheduled to graduate in spring 2023. “I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but I could not really handle nursing tasks,” the Harker Heights resident said. “That is why I wanted to...
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