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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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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...
January 6, 2023
TSTC Vocational Nursing graduates learn about pediatric home health job opportunities
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College Vocational Nursing graduates recently learned about the world of pediatric home health care. Destiny Guelker, a registered nurse and clinical case manager for Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health in Abilene, discussed the company’s nurses’ roles during an employer spotlight with graduates from TSTC’s Breckenridge and Sweetwater...
December 17, 2022
TSTC’s Fort Bend County provost looks toward coming year
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Bryan Bowling serves as provost for Texas State Technical College at the Fort Bend County campus. He has worked as provost since February 2022. Previously he served as associate provost for the Fort Bend County campus from December 2018 until his appointment as provost. How has TSTC made an impact over the...
December 16, 2022
TSTC instructor shares his experiences in the classroom
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Robert Shields is a Texas State Technical College instructor in the Electrical Power and Controls program at the Fort Bend County campus. With a passion for all things mechanical and electrical, Shields has years of experience working in the field, as well as instructing students in the classroom.   Tell us a...
December 4, 2022
TSTC Electromechanical Technology students learn about oil field job opportunities
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Electrical Power and Controls, Electromechanical Technology, and Industrial Systems students recently learned about careers in the oil field from representatives of Alamo Pressure Pumping during employer spotlights presented on the Abilene and Sweetwater campuses. Alamo Pressure Pumping representatives Ian Brown and Landon Burton told students about jobs and...
November 23, 2022
TSTC Vocational Nursing students learn about job opportunities with Abilene nursing home
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – A group of more than 20 Texas State Technical College Vocational Nursing students who are scheduled to graduate next month recently had the chance to learn about potential jobs at Abilene’s Northern Oaks Living & Rehabilitation Center during an employer spotlight event hosted by TSTC’s Career Services department. “This opportunity to meet...
November 14, 2022
TSTC students, alumni network with potential employers at Industry Job Fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recently welcomed more than 380 students and alumni as they filled the Industry Job Fair at TSTC’s Harlingen campus Thursday, Nov. 10. The attendees were ready with their resumes and networked with more than 60 business and industry representatives from across Texas and the United States. The companies...
November 11, 2022
Oncor supervisors say TSTC provides quality employees
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Maintenance and construction supervisors at Oncor Electric Delivery Co. know that Texas State Technical College provides the company with quality employees. During a recent employer spotlight, Jerry Murphree, a 42-year veteran of the company, told TSTC Electromechanical Technology and Wind Energy Technology students about the company’s benefits and job opportunities. Several students...
November 7, 2022
TSTC welcomes area school counselors to campus to learn about college’s resources
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Student Recruitment department recently held its first in-person Counselor Update after holding them virtually for two years due to the pandemic. Counselors from area secondary schools had the opportunity to visit with TSTC instructors and administrators, as well as TSTC industry partners who talked about their workforce needs....
November 3, 2022
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – At least 180 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair held Thursday on the Fort Bend County campus. Representatives from more than 70 companies were available in the Brazos Center and Industrial Technology Center on campus to talk with attendees about possible job openings. “It’s...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Wind Energy Technology student accepts job opportunity with German manufacturing company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With each graduating class, Texas State Technical College lives up to its nickname: the Get-a-Job College. Now one of its Wind Energy Technology students is on an exciting career pathway that will take her halfway around the world. Monika Bodner recently accepted a job opportunity with German printing press manufacturer Koenig &...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Career Services Interview Practicum a success
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department recently held its first in-person Interview Practicum after holding them virtually for two years due to the pandemic. The two-day event offered practice interview experiences for more than 100 TSTC students, who met with business representatives to discuss their job qualifications. Every two-hour session had...
October 27, 2022
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair
(MARSHALL, Texas) – At least 175 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair on Thursday at the Marshall campus. The event was held in the South Building. More than 50 employers attended the event, which is the largest number the campus has ever hosted. “This shows there is...
October 20, 2022
TSTC students learn about plethora of job opportunities at Industry Job Fair
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College students had one mission during the Industry Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the college’s Industrial Technology Center. “The students came dressed to impress with their resumes in hand,” said Brittany Wilson, a TSTC Career Services representative in West Texas. “This has been a great opportunity for...
October 13, 2022
TSTC students, alumni meet prospective employers at Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair
(WACO, Texas) – Several hundred Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair held Thursday on the Waco campus. The event was spread out across campus to include the Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, the Industrial Technology Center and the Murray Watson Jr. Student Recreation Center. More than...
August 7, 2022
Ulterra showcases job opportunities during TSTC spotlight
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Welding Technology students learned what could await them when they graduate. Dustin Moore, site manager for Ulterra, told students about his company’s many job opportunities during a recent employer spotlight. It was the first time Ulterra visited the Abilene campus to discuss their work in the oil and...
July 25, 2022
TSTC HVAC students connect with Mustang CAT-Energy Rental Solutions reps
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Two representatives from Mustang CAT-Energy Rental Solutions recently visited Texas State Technical College’s campus in Fort Bend County to share with TSTC HVAC Technology students what their company does. Dedicated to the specialty rental business, Mustang CAT-Energy Rental Solutions has one of the largest equipment rental fleets of temperature control, compressed air...
July 19, 2022
TSTC Career Services offers valuable resources to students, grads, industry
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – On a recent morning at Texas State Technical College’s campus in Fort Bend County, TSTC Career Services associate Jamie Jimenez handed out booklets to a class of TSTC Industrial Systems students. Along with the students, Jimenez paged through the highlights: a compilation of power verbs to beef up resumes, a list of...
July 13, 2022
New TSTC Career Services representative embraces rapport with students, alumni
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Career Services department at Texas State Technical College has a mission, and that is to help TSTC students and alumni find a great-paying career. That is a commitment that Drake Everett shares as the department’s new Career Services representative in Harlingen. He recently transitioned from a job as a student worker...
June 9, 2022
TSTC students benefit from part-time job fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – To help students at Texas State Technical College who want to work while attending school, the TSTC Career Services department recently held a part-time job fair on the Harlingen campus to connect students with potential employers. AutoZone, Dollar Tree, Eco Renewable Solutions, Express Employment Professionals, H&R Block, TSTC Human Resources, and Wing...
June 1, 2022
Crown Equipment rep shares opportunities, soft skills tips
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – A representative from Crown Equipment visited Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus recently to share potential opportunities with students — and to conduct a workshop covering the importance of soft skills. Joe Razza, a Crown Equipment regional recruiter, met with TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology and Industrial Systems students during the...
May 10, 2022
TSTC Diesel Equipment grad hired after employer spotlight event
Diesel engine skills have translated into a career with hydraulics for Cody Rice (ROSENBERG, Texas) – When representatives from MEYER, a manufacturer of oil well testing equipment and well control systems, visited Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus in February, Diesel Equipment Technology student Cody Rice took note. “I was like, ‘All right,...
April 25, 2022
TSTC Automotive Technology student lands job while at San Antonio event
(WACO, Texas) – Juan Mijarez of Georgetown, is excited about the transitions going on in his life now. “I like to see what today will bring me and what challenges I will face,” he said. Mijarez is a candidate for spring graduation with an Automotive Technology – Chrysler Specialization certificate at Texas State Technical College...
April 21, 2022
Student first at TSTC to get internship with worldwide renewable energy company
(WACO, Texas) – Salvador Diaz grew up in Llano County and is pursuing what is known at Texas State Technical College in Waco as the “Triple Crown,” an Associate of Applied Science degree in Solar Energy Technology and certificates in Electrical Construction and Energy Efficiency Specialist. He is scheduled to graduate from TSTC in fall...
April 18, 2022
Future TSTC students sign letters of intent at National CTE Signing Day event
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – More than 170 high school seniors, including those who completed a dual enrollment pathway and chose to matriculate to pursue a technical education at Texas State Technical College, were recently honored at the National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Signing Day event held Thursday, April 14, at TSTC’s Harlingen campus. Area school...
April 12, 2022
TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology grad returns to recruit current students
Alumnus discussed opportunities in the diesel industry (ROSENBERG, Texas) – When John Farley, fleet supervisor of Silver Eagle Houston’s Pasadena branch, sees a resume that includes a work gap for school, it reminds him of himself. “I was at my last employer for 10 years and decided that wasn’t going to do it for me,”...
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