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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...
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...
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