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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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March 21, 2023
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at Spring 2023 Industry Job Fair
(WACO, Texas) – More than 800 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Spring 2023 Industry Job Fair held Tuesday, March 21, in Waco. The event was spread out across the Waco campus to include the Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, the Industrial Technology Center, and the Murray Watson Jr. Student Recreation...
March 21, 2023
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at Spring 2023 Industry Job Fair in Waco
(HUTTO, Texas) – Several students from Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus attended the Spring 2023 Industry Job Fair on Tuesday, March 21, at TSTC’s Waco campus.  The event was spread out across the Waco campus to include the Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, the Industrial Technology Center, and the Murray Watson...
March 20, 2023
TSTC celebrates leaders during Women’s History Month
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – In observance of Women’s History Month, Texas State Technical College honors three women who shine in exemplary leadership positions for their contributions to TSTC. The TSTC representatives are Police Lt. Gloria Ruiz, Cledia Hernandez, TSTC’s associate vice chancellor for External Relations and Workforce Development, and Amanda Posada, provost for TSTC’s Harlingen campus....
March 20, 2023
TSTC Workforce Training and Continuing Education Maritime Welding program fills need of Texas workforce
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Texas State Technical College Workforce Training and Continuing Education Maritime Welding program has helped train students since its inception in 2021. Individuals learn tough technical concepts during an eight-week period to prepare for the Texas workforce, and to alleviate concerns experienced in the welding industry. Students will learn components such as...
March 20, 2023
Functionality of wind turbines motivates TSTC student to study Wind Energy Technology
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The purpose of wind turbines is to turn wind into electricity to power homes and businesses. The process of how a wind turbine operates, who maintains the tall structure and how it is built caught the interest of U.S. Navy veteran Jessica Alaniz. It inspired her to pursue an Associate of Applied...
March 19, 2023
Power Engineers officials know TSTC provides quality employees
(ABILENE, Texas) – Receiving well-trained electrical technicians is why Power Engineers looks to hire Texas State Technical College graduates. Jeff Caraway, a senior project manager for the engineering and environmental consulting firm, recently told TSTC Electrical Power and Controls students about the many opportunities they can have after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree....
March 17, 2023
TSTC strives to connect industry partners with students
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – One of the key aspects that set Texas State Technical College apart is the effort to connect students with the industries and businesses they will one day work in. In industries that are facing a shortage of skilled workers, being able to connect with potential hires is a must. TSTC provides those...
March 17, 2023
TSTC’s Marshall campus Precision Machining Technology Program prepares for SkillsUSA
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The Precision Machining Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus is preparing to compete in SkillsUSA Texas Leadership & Skills Conference. Daniel Nixon, lead instructor for Marshall’s Precision Machining Technology program, described SkillsUSA as the “super bowl” for technical colleges where students can display the skills that they have been...
March 16, 2023
TSTC Welding Technology project will help keep
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – The nonprofit Boys & Girls Club of Brown County knew where to ask for help to keep children safe. Katherine Palmer, the club’s chief executive officer, asked the Texas State Technical College Welding Technology students for their assistance. The students were excited to be asked to build a security gate and fence...
March 16, 2023
TSTC students show community pride at WASP historical marker site
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Axel Torres wants to help the Sweetwater and Nolan County communities. The Texas State Technical College Wind Energy Technology student has cleaned up debris around Lake Trammell. But his passion to help has grown as he asked classmates to assist with another project. To help welcome visitors to the 2023 National WASP...
March 15, 2023
TSTC continues to work with area employers to provide workforce training
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training and Continuing Education department provides specialized training to employers to meet their needs.  Corina Zepeda, the department’s director of industry relations at TSTC’s East Williamson County campus, began work in summer 2022. She is the first person at the campus to fill the role connecting employers...
March 14, 2023
Dashiell Corp. reps say TSTC program provides well-prepared employees
(ABILENE, Texas) – No matter what source of energy powers a home, an office building or other structure, it will have to be tied into an electrical grid. Representatives from Dashiell Corp. recently told Texas State Technical College Electrical Power and Controls students about the importance of their company and how it benefits people on...
March 13, 2023
TSTC student credits family for leading him to welding career
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – The structural integrity of buildings caught the attention of Clay Scheller from a young age. The Newcastle native is now learning more about how metal stays together while studying Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College. After earning his certificate of completion in Structural Welding, Scheller hopes to work for a West...
March 13, 2023
TSTC to offer National Phlebotomy course in Brownwood
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – To help fill a medical need in Brown County and the surrounding area, Texas State Technical College is providing an answer. TSTC will offer a seven-week National Phlebotomy course beginning Monday, April 3, at the Brownwood campus. The course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays, according to Doug Jeter,...
March 13, 2023
TSTC Diesel Equipment students learn about jobs with United Rentals
(RED OAK, Texas) – Representatives from United Rentals presented information about their company to about 30 second-semester Diesel Equipment Technology students at Texas State Technical College on Monday, March 6. The representatives discussed internship and job opportunities and the need for people with the skills that the students are learning at TSTC. “We are looking...
March 13, 2023
TSTC students practice making good impressions on future employers
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – More than 40 Texas State Technical College students with their resumes and cover letters in hand greeted area business and industry representatives who served as interviewers/coaches at a recent Interview Practicum presented by TSTC’s Career Services department. The event focused on preparing spring 2023 graduation candidates for real-life job interviews. The Interview...
March 13, 2023
TSTC Biomedical Equipment Technology students start careers with Houston-based medical company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s mission is to place more Texans in great-paying jobs, and now three of its Biomedical Equipment Technology students are the recipients of new career opportunities. Juan Aguilar, Eber Trejo and Joseph Ybarra, each of whom is working on an Associate of Applied Science degree, recently were hired as...
March 13, 2023
TSTC open house provides tour of programs for prospective students
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some 540 students from 26 high schools in the Rio Grande Valley and Eagle Pass visited Texas State Technical College during an open house at the Harlingen campus on Thursday, March 10. The participating schools included Brownsville Adult Continuing Education, Donna, Eagle Pass, Harlingen, Harlingen South, Keys Academy, La Feria, La Villa,...
March 10, 2023
State Rep. Lopez visits TSTC’s Harlingen campus
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep. Janie Lopez, R-San Benito, for a tour of the Harlingen campus on Friday, March 10. Being a TSTC alumna herself, Lopez said she was excited to return to TSTC. “I was a first-generation college student who studied bookkeeping at the time,” she said. “It feels...
March 10, 2023
Texas Instruments visits TSTC in Fort Bend County for employer spotlight
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Representatives from Dallas-based Texas Instruments visited with more than 30 students at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus on Wednesday, March 8. Students in attendance were from a variety of programs, including Electrical Power and Controls, Industrial Systems and Robotics and Industrial Controls Technology. The representatives highlighted the benefits of...
March 9, 2023
Saber Power visits TSTC’s North Texas campus for employer spotlight
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus hosted representatives from Houston-based electrical engineering and construction services company Saber Power for an employer spotlight on Monday, March 6. About 16 students from TSTC’s Electrical Power and Controls and Industrial Systems programs sat in on Saber Power’s presentation about the company and what...
March 6, 2023
Female lineworker student is enjoying her education at TSTC
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Kelly Gomez is a Houston native attending Texas State Technical College at the Fort Bend County campus. Her family has a history in the technical job field, a legacy that she hopes to continue. She is a second-semester student studying Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology. When Gomez was looking for a place...
March 6, 2023 ranks TSTC among top 50 community colleges in U.S.
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is among the top 50 community colleges in the country, according to the 2023 Best College Rankings compiled by According to the website, TSTC is ranked 48th out of 906 community colleges in the United States and second among Texas community and technical colleges. The platform also...
March 6, 2023
Loe says TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program will lead him to new heights
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – The thought of working as a wind turbine service technician is intriguing for Ezekiel Loe. The Austin native said he altered his career path in order to achieve that goal. Loe said Texas State Technical College’s Wind Energy Technology program will provide him with the unique opportunity of having a career that...
March 6, 2023
TSTC Electrical Lineworker alum gives back as instructor
(MARSHALL, Texas) – A Texas State Technical College Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology alumnus recently returned to the college to give back as an instructor in the program. Brandon Dickerson graduated from TSTC’s Marshall campus and in September 2022 returned to become an instructor. He said one of the main reasons he wanted to teach...
March 6, 2023
TSTC students participate in Charro Days parade
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some students from Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology and Workforce Training and Continuing Education programs recently participated in the annual Charro Days parade in Brownsville. The students waved to the crowd from a large flatbed-trailer float that featured models of utility poles decorated with traditional Mexican “papel picado.”...
March 6, 2023
New TSTC instructor elevates potential of future automotive technicians
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Leo Tamez, of Harlingen, recently completed his first semester of teaching in the Automotive Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus. “It’s great to see the students’ reactions when they understand my approach to fixing an item on a vehicle,” Tamez said. “My objective is to find a method for...
March 6, 2023
TSTC Nursing program hosts area hospital for employer spotlight
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College Nursing students recently learned about potential careers that await them after they graduate. Representatives from Harlingen Medical Center discussed the company’s job outlook, culture, employee turnover rate, tuition reimbursement and other key topics. “Our hospital employs more than 600 people for professions such as electricians, radiology technicians,...
March 3, 2023
TSTC hosts open house at East Williamson County campus
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus hosted more than 200 area high school students during its open house on Friday, March 3, at the East Williamson County Higher Education Center in Hutto.  The event’s goal was to show students some career options that they might not have considered and the...
March 1, 2023
TSTC participates in Trades Day Career Fair in Taylor
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus participated in the Taylor Chamber of Commerce’s Trades Day Career Fair on Wednesday, March 1, at the Williamson County Expo Center. Tia Rae Stone, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer, said the event’s purpose was to have area students think about their career...
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