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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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June 5, 2024
TSTC Career Services department hosts industry panels for students
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department hosted four industry panel discussions for TSTC students on Wednesday, June 5. Company representatives spoke to students from the Industrial Systems, Precision Machining Technology, Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance, and Welding Technology programs. The panel discussions were held at the Industrial Technology Center on the...
May 29, 2024
TSTC’s Career Services department hosts two companies for student visits
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Service department hosted two industry spotlights for students on Wednesday, May 29, at the Waco campus. Trisha Cantu, a recruiter at ST Engineering – San Antonio Aerospace, talked to students in the Aircraft Airframe Technology, Aircraft Powerplant Technology and Avionics Technology programs. Cantu said the company has...
May 9, 2024
TSTC mothers support and cheer on their children
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – “Texas State Technical College is a family.” This phrase often is repeated by its staff, instructors and students. And in some cases, the statement is literal. Many fathers, mothers, sons and daughters attend, teach and work at TSTC, creating a legacy of learning in technical fields. One such mother, Stephanie Basurto, is...
April 7, 2024
TSTC students, alumni highlight their skills at Industry Job Fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – More than 400 Texas State Technical College students and alumni recently discussed their job skills and qualifications with representatives from some 70 companies at TSTC’s Industry Job Fair at the Harlingen location on Thursday, April 4. Business and industry representatives described their company cultures, job benefits, and the qualifications they are looking...
March 28, 2024
Spring TSTC Industry Job Fair helps students be seen by industry partners
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Over 80 companies and 250 students and alumni met in the Industrial Technology Center at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County location for the Spring Industry Job Fair on Thursday, March 28. The energy was palpable as industry partners looked to hire and students looked to apply. Many of the students...
March 21, 2024
TSTC’s Marshall location hosts record number of companies at Industry Job Fair
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location hosted a record 65 companies at its biannual Industry Job Fair for TSTC students and alumni on Thursday, March 21. Mathew Joseph, a TSTC graduate and the president and owner of C3 Industrial Technologies, LLC, said the job fair was a first for his electromechanical troubleshooting...
March 19, 2024
Employers connect with TSTC students and alumni at job fair
(WACO, Texas) – More than 1,000 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended the Spring 2024 Industry Job Fair hosted by the college’s Career Services department on Tuesday, March 19, in Waco. “The event was a great success and is helping bridge the gap between our skilled students and the top-tier employers, fostering opportunities...
March 14, 2024
TSTC students hone interview skills with local employers
(ABILENE, Texas) – Several Texas State Technical College students in Abilene and Sweetwater recently had the opportunity to sharpen their job interview skills during practice sessions with local employers. As part of the college’s commitment to helping students prepare for their futures, the Career Services department hosts an Interview Practicum each semester.  “Our goal is...
March 10, 2024
Interview Practicum prepares TSTC students to advocate for themselves when job hunting
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department recently held an Interview Practicum to help prepare TSTC students to use critical thinking, soft skills and communication to land high-paying jobs after graduation. More than 135 students from programs including Auto Collision and Management Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Building Construction Technology, Cybersecurity, and Wind...
March 6, 2024
TSTC Industry Job Fair connects students with potential employers
(ABILENE, Texas) – Hands were shaken, resumes were presented and interviews were scheduled during Texas State Technical College’s Industry Job Fair on Wednesday, March 6. Students from TSTC’s four West Texas campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater were able to visit with recruiters from more than 70 companies, ranging from health care to the...
March 4, 2024
Kodiak Robotics rep talks to TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology students about helping to drive industry growth
(RED OAK, Texas) – Autonomous technology manufacturer Kodiak Robotics recently sent representative Matt Cearnal, its head of service and support, to speak with Diesel Equipment Technology students at Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus about the growing autonomous trucking industry and open and upcoming positions within the company. Kodiak Robotics, based in Mountain View,...
February 23, 2024
TSTC, SkillsUSA Texas host U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions for campus visit
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College and SkillsUSA Texas hosted U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Waco, for a tour on Friday, Feb. 23. The visit coincided with TSTC’s hosting of the SkillsUSA Texas secondary District 6 Leadership and Skills Conference taking place from Thursday, Feb. 22, to Saturday, Feb. 24. “The development of the Texas...
February 23, 2024
TSTC Drafting and Design students treated to employer spotlight
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Civil professional engineers Joe Chalifoux and Vance Liles of MTG Engineers & Surveyors presented the company’s first employer spotlight at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21. A total of 14 of the college’s Drafting and Design students were in attendance. The company is looking for full-time employees and...
February 22, 2024
TSTC students learn art of interviewing
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department hosted TSTC students for a two-day interview practicum on Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Thursday, Feb. 22. “It took a lot of communication between the new program team leads and instructors to let them see the importance of the students getting mock interviews,” said Peter Collier,...
February 16, 2024
TSTC prepares students to interview for jobs
(RED OAK, Texas) – Jessica Canales, the career services coordinator for Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus, recently visited multiple classes to sit down with students and walk through different tips and tricks for how to prepare for, and do well in, a job interview. She later shared some of those tips and tricks....
January 18, 2024
TSTC: mentoring from start to finish
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recognizes mentorship as an important part of a student’s experience in college and provides resources from when they enroll all the way to when they join the workforce.  When a student first applies to TSTC, their first point of contact is their enrollment coach, and their support...
January 5, 2024
How TSTC introduces digital tools in the learning environment
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The instructors and staff of Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus have been asked before how they introduce digital tools in the learning environment. TSTC knows that as technology continues to evolve, the classrooms’ resources must evolve as well. Throughout their previous careers, Automation and Controls Technology instructors Douglas Clark and Troy...
December 7, 2023
Employer spotlight leads TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology student to career
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Although Texas State Technical College student Cooper Dorries is on track to receive his diploma later this month, he has already begun his career as a diesel mechanic. Dorries, a candidate for graduation in Diesel Equipment Technology, knows what he will do the morning after receiving his Associate of Applied Science degree....
November 14, 2023
TSTC Career Services department hosts Vistra Day
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department hosted staff from Vistra Corp. for Vistra Day on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Waco campus. Company staff gave morning and afternoon presentations to students from various programs, including Electrical Power and Controls, Instrumentation Technology, and Robotics and Industrial Controls Technology. Some of the company’s...
November 12, 2023
TSTC students, alumni impress potential employers at Industry Job Fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recently held its annual Industry Job Fair at the Harlingen campus, where more than 400 TSTC students and alumni utilized their networking skills and handed out resumes to representatives from some 68 companies. “The job fair helps elevate that partnership that TSTC and our business and industry partners...
October 29, 2023
TSTC students embrace challenge of Interview Practicum
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College students who are close to graduation understand that preparing for a real-life interview is paramount to helping them land a dream job. Recently more than 110 TSTC students, including Ruby Castillo and Mark Lozano, participated in an Interview Practicum presented at the Harlingen campus by TSTC’s Career Services...
October 25, 2023
TSTC automotive students learn about Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships during Waco campus visit
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department hosted a representative from the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships who spoke to students on the Waco campus on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Tom Gammon, a partner in the Nyle Maxwell dealerships, talked to students in the Auto Collision and Management Technology and Automotive Technology programs....
October 25, 2023
TSTC students network with potential employers at Industry Job Fair
(ABILENE, Texas) – They came. They networked. And they left with plenty of industry contact information. Texas State Technical College students from the four West Texas campuses had the chance to walk around TSTC’s Industrial Technology Center to pass out resumes, ask questions and explore career opportunities during the recent Industry Job Fair that attracted...
October 20, 2023
Austin, College Station companies hold information sessions for TSTC students
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College students recently had the chance to hear from representatives of two companies and learn about their employment needs. TSTC Electrical Power and Controls students met with staff from McCord Engineering Inc. of College Station and Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS). Students in the Instrumentation Technology and Robotics and Industrial...
October 10, 2023
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at college’s Fall 2023 Industry Job Fair in Waco
(HUTTO, Texas) – More than 20 Texas State Technical College students from the East Williamson County campus attended TSTC’s Fall 2023 Industry Job Fair held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at TSTC’s Waco campus. Representatives of more than 200 companies were stationed at the campus’s Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, Industrial Technology Center and Murray Watson...
October 10, 2023
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at college’s Industry Job Fair
(WACO, Texas) – More than 1,000 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Fall 2023 Industry Job Fair held Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Waco. Representatives of more than 200 companies were stationed at the campus’s Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, Industrial Technology Center and Murray Watson Jr. Student Recreation Center. Students lined...
October 3, 2023
TSTC’s Marshall campus holds Industry Job Fair for students
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department at the Marshall campus hosted its biannual Industry Job Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 3. An estimated 210 students and 51 employers gathered to attend the event. The event gave TSTC students and alumni the opportunity to network with and learn about businesses from throughout Texas....
September 29, 2023
TSTC interview practicum helps prepare students for job hunting
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The Career Services department at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus holds regular interview practicums for any TSTC students who are willing to participate. On Sept. 27, 32 students attended the fall practicum. “We hold an interview practicum every semester so that the students can get the experience of interviewing for the...
September 29, 2023
TSTC Career Services department welcomes companies for student visits
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department hosted staff this week from two companies looking to meet, and possibly, hire students. Representatives of M&S Engineering and Texas Instruments talked to students from the Avionics Technology, Electrical Power and Controls, and Instrumentation Technology programs. M&S Engineering has offices throughout the state, including Beaumont,...
September 20, 2023
TSTC’s Career Services department hosts staff from Daifuku
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department sponsored a lunchtime presentation by staff members from the Pflugerville office of Daifuku Cleanroom Automation America Corp. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The company is an embedded contractor for the Samsung Austin Semiconductor facility and will soon work with the Samsung semiconductor facility under construction in...
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