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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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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...
September 15, 2023
TSTC Welding Technology students learn of industry needs in West Texas
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Welding Technology students recently learned about the current demand for welders in West Texas. Three industry officials discussed the latest trends and needs of their businesses with students during a panel discussion hosted by TSTC’S Career Services department. The officials were Mark McCarty with Gem Equipment of Oregon...
September 11, 2023
TSTC instructors and staff remind students about importance of soft skills
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The skills that students learn at Texas State Technical College can vary depending on the programs they choose. Students often expect that the technical skills they are taught will be the only ones required to find a job, but soft skills are also important. Soft skills are defined as personality traits that...
August 20, 2023
TSTC’s Precision Machining Technology program helps fill demand for machinist jobs in Central Texas
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Manufacturing jobs are an integral part of the Texas economy, and recently the Central Texas region has experienced an increase in machinist jobs. This job outlook is a key motivator for students who are enrolled in the Precision Machining Technology program at Texas State Technical College. The program is known for training...
August 6, 2023
TSTC aviation maintenance students learn that their skills are needed throughout industry
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College aviation maintenance students learned during a recent panel discussion that the skills they are learning can be applied to more than one industry. Four industry officials discussed the latest trends and needs of their businesses with TSTC’s Aircraft Airframe Technology and Aircraft Powerplant Technology students during the panel...
August 3, 2023
TSTC’s Career Services holds resume writing workshop for summer students
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The job application process can often leave one feeling frustrated, exhausted or — worse — discouraged.  That is why the Career Services department at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus offered a series of resume writing workshops to TSTC students from July 31 to Aug. 2. An average of 19 students attended...
July 17, 2023
TSTC prepares Dental Hygiene students to fill hygienist shortage
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Dental Hygiene program is training students to meet the need for workers in Texas. According to a recent American Dental Association report, the dental sector is facing a serious workforce shortage. Vacant positions in dental assisting and dental hygiene have reduced dental practice capacity by an estimated 10%...
July 17, 2023
Area employers challenge TSTC students at Interview Practicum
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – More than 170 Texas State Technical College students presented their resumes and cover letters and greeted area business and industry representatives who served as interviewers/coaches at a recent Interview Practicum presented by TSTC’s Career Services department. The mock-interview event focused on preparing summer 2023 candidates for graduation for real-life job interviews. The...
July 16, 2023
Taylor County company officials know importance of TSTC program
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – George Werner makes it a point to visit Texas State Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program as often as possible. Werner, who graduated from the TSTC program in 1989, said his 35 years in the diesel industry has shown him TSTC trains the best mechanics. Werner recently visited with current students about...
July 14, 2023
TSTC welding students tour United Alloy Inc. in Seguin
(SEGUIN, Texas) – Nine students in Texas State Technical College’s Welding Technology program at the Waco campus toured United Alloy Inc. in Seguin on Friday, July 14. The Seguin facility has more than 180 employees and specializes in custom-fabricated enclosures, diesel fuel tanks, trailers and complex weldments. The company employs people in assembling, fabricating, materials...
July 13, 2023
Students and employers looking toward technical colleges
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – There is a shortage of skilled workers in construction and technical jobs. The Associated General Contractors of America found that around 89 percent of contractors are struggling to find workers to fill roles. Despite this shortage, there may be a brighter future on the horizon as more people look toward technical colleges...
July 10, 2023
TSTC’s Career Services representatives help prepare students for real-world jobs
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Placing more Texans in great-paying jobs is the mission of Texas State Technical College, and TSTC’s statewide Career Services department is committed to offering students who are close to graduation the professional assistance that they may need to get hired. Sandra De La Garza and Kelly Guajardo share that commitment as TSTC’s...
June 26, 2023
TSTC students network with potential medical employers at Nursing Expo
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus recently held its sixth annual Nursing Expo, where more than 85 TSTC Nursing students presented their resumes and credentials to area medical representatives. Around 33 companies from across the Rio Grande Valley provided information on job opportunities, company benefits, and the qualifications they are looking for...
June 22, 2023
Interview practicum prepares TSTC students for job hunt
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Students sat down nervously across a table from coaches prepped to ask them questions. At the start of a 30-minute timer, the interviews began. More than 40 Texas State Technical College students worked on their interview skills over the course of two days at a recent interview practicum held at TSTC’s Fort...
June 15, 2023
Austin company looks to TSTC to fill automation positions
(AUSTIN, Texas) – An Austin company is utilizing Texas State Technical College as a resource to fill critical positions needed to keep operations running smoothly. Flex is a multinational contract manufacturer that partners with many different companies across multiple industries. Flex pioneers within industries such as automotive, aerospace, computer hardware, medical devices, and renewable/solar. One...
June 12, 2023
TSTC’s Marshall campus hosts interview practicum
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus hosted an interview practicum Wednesday, June 7, for TSTC students to receive practice and advice through mock job interviews. TSTC’s Career Services department plans an interview practicum every semester for students to utilize before graduation. On Wednesday, three sessions were held and 38 students attended.  Each...
June 4, 2023
TSTC students learn about job opportunities with Pactiv Evergreen
(ABILENE, Texas) – People around the world use food and beverage packaging products manufactured at Pactiv Evergreen’s facilities, including the Abilene plant. Brent Nealy, the company’s senior talent acquisition consultant, told some Texas State Technical College students during a recent employer spotlight that when they graduate, they will have the skills needed to work for...
May 31, 2023
TSTC’s Career Services department hosts industry panels for students
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department hosted three industry panel discussions for TSTC students on Wednesday, May 31. Company representatives spoke to students in the Industrial Systems, Precision Machining Technology and Welding Technology programs. The panel discussions were held in the Industrial Technology Center on the Waco campus. Josh Beck, a...
May 25, 2023
Chevron personnel visit TSTC for recruitment visit
(WACO, Texas) – Students from several of Texas State Technical College’s technical programs attended a presentation by staff from Chevron Corp. on Thursday, May 25. “Because we need you is why we are here,” said Sergio Urias, a Chevron Mid-Continent Business Unit talent acquisition specialist based in Midland. Urias said he was looking for students...
May 24, 2023
TSTC’s Career Services department hosts HVAC Expo for students
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program hosted an HVAC Expo on Wednesday, May 24. Representatives of four employers spoke to students in hourlong time blocks. The companies represented were Evergreen Heating and Cooling and T.E.A.M. Solutions Inc., both of Waco; Trane Technologies of...
May 22, 2023
TSTC Nursing students learn about job opportunities with area hospital
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College Nursing students recently heard about some job opportunities that they might pursue after they graduate. During an employer spotlight held at TSTC’s Harlingen campus, representatives from Valley Baptist Medical Center discussed their company’s job outlook at the Harlingen and Brownsville locations, a nurse residency program, tuition reimbursement,...
May 7, 2023
TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology students show interest in CSI Compressco
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – When people think of Texas State Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program, often the first thing that comes to mind is an image of big trucks on a highway. But some students are looking to take the skills they learn to a different industry. During a recent employer spotlight held at TSTC’s...
May 3, 2023
TSTC students receive interview tips from industry partner recruiter
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Texas State Technical College trains students for careers. One important aspect of those careers is the first step: applying for and then interviewing for jobs.  Some students at the TSTC campus in Brownwood recently received advice from Joe Razza, a regional recruiter with TSTC industry partner Crown Lift Trucks, about how to...
April 13, 2023
Industry Job Fair brings TSTC students, alumni, employers together
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College students and alumni had the chance to visit with representatives from more than 80 companies from around Texas during the Industry Job Fair held at the Abilene campus’ Industrial Technology Center on Thursday, April 13. Students submitted resumes, networked, and discussed what they have learned while attending TSTC....
April 11, 2023
TSTC hosts Samsung Austin Semiconductor staff for student recruitment visit
(WACO, Texas) – Representatives of Samsung Austin Semiconductor visited Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus on Tuesday, April 11, to talk to students in the Cybersecurity, Electrical Power and Controls, Instrumentation Technology, and Robotics and Industrial Controls Technology programs. Sookyung Kim, the company’s event coordinator for the talent acquisition team, said the visit’s goal was...
April 7, 2023
Alvarado-based Magna Mechanical visits TSTC Welding Technology program
(WACO, Texas) – Employees from Alvarado-based Magna Mechanical visited Texas State Technical College’s Welding Technology program Thursday, April 6, to talk to students. Magna Mechanical provides industrial and commercial services to industries including beverage and food, oil and gas, manufacturing, paints and polymers, and semiconductor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company has divisions for...
April 7, 2023
TSTC hosts job fair to connect students and alums with over 80 companies
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – The Industrial Technology Center at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus was full of booths Tuesday, April 4. Companies from all over the Greater Houston area and the state of Texas were in attendance, hoping to connect with TSTC students and alumni. “I had looked up all the technical colleges...
April 3, 2023
TSTC links students, alumni to potential employers at Industry Job Fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus opened the doors to its annual Industry Job Fair, where more than 250 students and alumni presented their resumes and credentials to business and industry representatives, on Thursday, March 30. Representatives of around 75 companies from across Texas and the United States provided information on job...
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