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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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May 4, 2022
TSTC workforce training alums find success at area hospital
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Linette Jackson and Johnny Sierra, both graduates of Texas State Technical College’s Phlebotomy Technician workforce training program, have experienced successful careers helping other people. Jackson and Sierra now work at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Jackson is a laboratory technician, while Sierra is a laboratory assistant. Additionally, Jackson is a part-time...
April 28, 2022
TSTC in Fort Bend County earns third-party CDL testing site designation
Designation means students may earn their CDLs in less time (ROSENBERG, Texas) – The Texas Department of Public Safety recently designated Texas State Technical College’s campus in Fort Bend County as a third-party testing site for individuals seeking to earn their commercial driver’s license, or CDL. Usually students had to schedule and take the test...
March 30, 2022
Career pathways on display during TSTC open house
(ABILENE, Texas) – More than 200 high school students had the chance to interact with the latest technology during Texas State Technical College’s Industrial Technology Center open house on Friday, March 25. Students discussed career pathways with different instructors and learned about various services provided by TSTC. It was the first in-person open house at...
February 23, 2022
TSTC’s Workforce Training and Continuing Education welding students earn NCCER certificates
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training and Continuing Education program recently held a graduation ceremony for its third cohort of welding students. Eight students embraced the challenging eight-week training program. Each individual earned a Maritime Welding Level 1 certificate from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) under the direction...
January 31, 2022
TSTC receives state grants for workforce training
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College has received two grants from the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling for Education (TRUE) Institutional Capacity Grants program for workforce training. The money is available through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. TSTC has received $129,987 to support the college’s statewide effort to expand industrial training opportunities by adding...
January 25, 2022
New testing facility for Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners opens at TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – A ribbon-cutting held Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus marked the opening of a high-tech testing facility for licensing by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE).  TSTC, the state’s leader in technical education, and TSBPE have joined forces to provide a greater and more efficient method...
January 11, 2022
Hendrick Health staff to benefit from TSTC, PMI partnership
(ABILENE, Texas) – The health care industry is one of the most complex industries in the world because it constantly changes. To help keep up with new trends, Texas State Technical College and Practice Management Institute have teamed up to train Hendrick Health staff members on the new upscale medical and billing coding systems. The...
December 20, 2021
TSTC campus’ first female CDL earner steers toward success
First Female CDL Driver Lands Role (ROSENBERG, Texas) – Yesenia Aguinaga once knew nothing about commercial driving except that it might be a way to make good money quickly. In spite of her lack of experience, the Rosenberg resident was able to earn her commercial driver’s license (CDL) earlier this year at Texas State Technical...
December 16, 2021
First Tesla START cohort on TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus graduates
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus saw its first Tesla START cohort graduate Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. Chapman Lai, Richie Martinez, Aaron McKenzie, Vincent Packer, Christopher Ramos, Paul Schwab, Dy’Quon Starling and Nathaniel Steinbicker received certificates from Tesla and TSTC. The Tesla START program gives students the skills necessary to...
December 7, 2021
State Rep. Rogers recognizes TSTC instructors’ passion for helping future workforce
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – State Rep. Glenn Rogers, R-Graford, was impressed with the hands-on learning opportunities and technology available at Texas State Technical College’s Breckenridge campus during a recent tour. Rogers toured the campus December 2 with some members of TSTC’s West Texas administration and experienced using some equipment that students train with on a daily...
November 22, 2021
TSTC graduate highlights apprenticeship success to current students
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Texas State Technical College graduate Kaitlin Sullivan recently returned to TSTC to tell a group of current students about her successful internship in Germany with printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer that led to her current job at the company’s Dallas facility. During a recent industry spotlight at the college, Sullivan, who...
November 19, 2021
Fifth cohort of Tesla START program graduates at TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – The Tesla START program at Texas State Technical College held a recognition ceremony Thursday, Nov. 18, for its fifth cohort of graduates. The TSTC students began the 12-week training program in August to learn the skills necessary to become advanced electric vehicle technicians at Tesla. As a Tesla-paid hourly intern, the students...
November 19, 2021
Second cohort completes national workforce training program at TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – Five U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Kansas and Texas completed the Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program Thursday, Nov. 18, making up the second such cohort to attend classes at Texas State Technical College. The 12-week program enabled soldiers to travel to Waco four days a week to take classes in mechatronics,...
November 17, 2021
State Sen. Charles Perry says TSTC is good for area businesses
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas state Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, toured Texas State Technical College’s newest Industrial Technology Center last week.   “TSTC is training the workforce of tomorrow,” he said of his first visit to the Abilene campus. “Many of the things we take for granted, like turning on the power, are being taught and trained...
November 4, 2021
TSTC Workforce Training department updates CDL training to meet new federal law
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training department will update its commercial driver’s license (CDL) training to meet compliance as an accredited program for the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) that will take effect Feb. 7, 2022, and be overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The ELDT regulations apply to those...
October 4, 2021
First Tesla START cohort on TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus hits the ground running
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – On the first day of class, instructors usually spend the majority of the time going over expectations for the course. While Tony Marquez, an instructor for the Tesla START program at Texas State Technical College, certainly outlined what would be covered over the next 12 weeks, the students also immersed themselves in...
October 1, 2021
CDL training at TSTC shapes safe, successful drivers
Certificate of completion from CDL training opens many avenues for drivers (ROSENBERG, Texas) – The semitrailer pulls forward and reverses under the midmorning sun before pulling forward again. And reversing. Again. Paul Hildebrandt, a Texas State Technical College workforce trainer for the Fort Bend County campus, watches, shielded with a bucket hat and shades.  “Do...
September 15, 2021
TSTC and The Manufacturing Institute partner for virtual reality workforce training pilot program
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College and The Manufacturing Institute are partnering to pilot a remote virtual reality workforce training initiative aimed at helping transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses prepare for and excel in careers in modern manufacturing. The first cohort is scheduled to start on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The institute’s...
August 3, 2021
Fourth cohort of Tesla START program graduates at TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – The Tesla START training program at Texas State Technical College recently held a recognition ceremony for its fourth cohort of graduates. The TSTC students began the 12-week training program in May to learn the skills necessary to become advanced electric vehicle technicians at Tesla. As a Tesla-paid hourly intern, the students developed...
July 29, 2021
Fort Hood soldiers complete nationwide workforce training program at TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – Seven U.S. Army soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, completed on Thursday the Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program taught for the first time at Texas State Technical College. The 12-week program enabled soldiers to travel to Waco four days a week to take classes in mechatronics, with a focus on electrical systems,...
June 23, 2021
TSTC partners with nationwide program to provide military personnel with job skills
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is partnering with the Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America initiative to provide workforce training for soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. “We are extremely happy to be able to give back in a small way to these guys for their sacrifices,” said Adam Barber, TSTC’s executive director of...
April 26, 2021
Third cohort of Tesla START program graduates at TSTC
Tesla START graduates look forward to working for company (WACO, Texas) – The Tesla START training program at Texas State Technical College recently held a recognition ceremony for its third cohort of graduates. The TSTC students began the 12-week training program in January to learn the skills necessary to become advanced electric vehicle technicians at...
January 8, 2021
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. awards grant to TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – The Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s $150,000 grant awarded in late 2020 through The TSTC Foundation to Texas State Technical College means that students can continue to learn technical skills quickly and receive assistance to ease life’s burdens. The college’s Rapid Industry Skills and Employability (RISE) program will receive $100,000 of the grant....
November 4, 2020
TSTC’s Workforce Training Department Offers Funding for Learning
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training department has $15,000 available for workforce training at qualifying East Texas businesses. . The department has about six months to use the money from the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills for Small Business program, or it will be returned to the state. “With the financial opportunities that...
April 7, 2019
TSTC in Marshall ELT program adding CDL course
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Students enrolling this fall in the Electrical Lineworker Technology program at Texas State Technical College will have the opportunity to take commercial driver’s license lessons. Students will first need to get a commercial learner’s permit before the end of their second semester, said Eric Carithers, TSTC’s statewide chair for the Electrical Lineworker...
March 15, 2019
Longview companies utilize TSTC training
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Three Longview companies are utilizing Texas State Technical College for training employees in new technical skills. Komatsu Mining Corp., Stemco and Westlake Chemical Corp. have scheduled training on-site and at TSTC’s Marshall campus in recent weeks. “We are now approaching businesses to assist them in identifying training gaps and coming up with...
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