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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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Number: 254-867-2037
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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...
April 2, 2023
Altec manager praises quality of TSTC graduates
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – John Sherman knows that Texas State Technical College graduates will give their best in the workforce. The Altec talent pipeline development manager gave students advice on how to enter the workforce and be good employees. He spoke to students at the Sweetwater and Abilene campuses about job opportunities and what Altec provides...
March 23, 2023
TSTC alumni return to campus for recruitment visit
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Wind Energy Technology program is known for providing the wind industry with graduates who are ready to work on day one. Two graduates of the program recently returned to the Sweetwater campus to discuss their roles at NextEra Energy Resources with current students. Aaron Chavarria and Gage Rodgers...
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 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 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 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...
February 27, 2023
TSTC preps students for automation in Precision Machining
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Precision machining has become a process more and more automated since its inception. With many industries needing vast amounts of specific parts, manual machining simply cannot keep up with the demand. As such, Texas State Technical College prepares students to face the modern challenges of the profession, training them to be the...
February 25, 2023
TSTC alumnus knows importance of Electrical Power and Controls program
(ABILENE, Texas) – Jose Canales knows the importance of Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Power and Controls program. Canales, a member of the work management team for American Electric Power (AEP) Texas, graduated from the program and has moved his way up the company’s ladder during his 14-year career. Recently he spoke to current TSTC...
February 24, 2023
TSTC’s North Texas campus provides career exploration for home-schoolers
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus recently partnered with home-schoolers from Ellis County to provide a year’s worth of career exploration. In September 2022 a group of high school-age students started the process of exploring TSTC’s North Texas campus’ program options. The program started after Helen Bonlie, mother of one...
February 13, 2023
TSTC Mechatronics Technology students learn about job opportunities with major manufacturer
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A group of Mechatronics Technology students at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus recently heard about job opportunities at the new Samsung Austin Semiconductor production facility in Taylor. During the recruitment visit, representatives from Samsung Electronics discussed the company’s job outlook and work culture. Brian Reckart, master technician for Samsung Electronics, said...
February 10, 2023
TSTC helps to build relationships between students and industries
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is more than just a way to gain an education. It is focused on helping its students obtain higher-paying jobs after their graduation. It does so in large part by connecting those students with the local industries to help fill needs in the Texas workforce. Judy Cox, a...
February 10, 2023
Texas Instruments reps visit TSTC’s North Texas campus
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas Instruments recently sent representatives to talk to Texas State Technical College students about the possibility of a career at Texas Instruments and what that would look like. Texas Instruments, a manufacturer of semiconductors and integrated circuits, sent a team of representatives to talk with TSTC students on Feb. 7. They...
February 4, 2023
TSTC Electrical Power and Controls students learn about Oncor Electric’s design team
(ABILENE, Texas) – A behind-the-scenes job at Oncor Electric Delivery Co. could be the perfect fit for some Texas State Technical College graduates. Members of Oncor’s design team said the Electrical Power and Controls program has the best curriculum to fit the needs of the company. The team develops designs and prepares estimates to ensure...
January 27, 2023
A look inside TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is unique out of the two-year colleges across the state. With greater hands-on learning opportunities and a more affordable cost of attendance, students graduate better prepared for the workforce. The Diesel Equipment Technology program at TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus is designed to help students understand not only...
January 20, 2023
Lead instructor discusses TSTC’s Cybersecurity program
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – When someone thinks of Texas State Technical College, cybersecurity might not be front of mind. But the Cybersecurity program at TSTC is crucial to filling the need for greater online safety for both businesses and individuals across the state. Andrew Phillips, lead instructor for the program at the Fort Bend County campus,...
January 17, 2023
TSTC students learn about job opportunities at Texas Instruments
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – While it is true that Texas Instruments is known for making calculators, some Texas State Technical College students recently learned that the Dallas-based company does much more than that. “Our calculators are the only thing that says Texas Instruments on the outside,” said Katie Peebles, a technician supervisor for the company. Students...
January 13, 2023
TSTC staff member serves as mentor for students
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Jamie Jimenez is a Texas State Technical College faculty member working in Career Services at the Fort Bend County campus. Her role is that of a mentor for the students, helping them down their path toward a career. Jimenez is a TSTC graduate with a passion for helping students to succeed and...
January 8, 2023
Nolan County company eyes TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology students
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Finding the right person to work for his company is important to Mike McHugh, plant manager of the Buzzi Unicem USA plant in Maryneal. During a recent employer spotlight, he told some Texas State Technical College Diesel Equipment Technology students of the many opportunities available at the plant and how the company...
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