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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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Peter Macias
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Number: 254-867-2037
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May 9, 2024
TSTC dual credit student has career path mapped out
(ABILENE, Texas) – Abilene High School senior Drake Fewell knows exactly what path he wants to take in his life. “I want to buy my own ranch,” he said. To help him achieve that dream, Fewell started welding in the Abilene Independent School District’s welding program and recently completed his dual credit courses in Welding...
March 26, 2024
Female TSTC students encourage more women to pursue technical careers
(MARSHALL, Texas) – According to Dallas Innovates, a study conducted by CompTIA found that women make up only 26% of the technical workforce in Texas. Texas State Technical College’s mission is to place more Texans in higher-paying jobs, including women.  Welding Technology student Mallory Sturdivant is the third of four siblings to attend TSTC’s Marshall...
March 7, 2024
Teague High School students gain college experience at TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – More than 10 students from Teague High School continue to embark on a challenge this year of taking dual credit classes in Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Power and Controls program. This semester, the juniors and seniors are driving to the Waco campus for the AC Circuits and Motor Control classes. The...
February 9, 2024
Lowe fits TSTC dual credit program into busy schedule
(ABILENE, Texas) – To say that Rachel Lowe is busy does not begin to describe her daily schedule. In between attending Eula High School, caring for show goats, preparing for National FFA Organization and agriculture science mechanical competitions, and operating her own welding business, Lowe is a dual credit student in Texas State Technical College’s...
January 19, 2024
TWC’s Commissioner Representing Employers sees how TSTC contributes to Texas workforce during campus tour
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College welcomed Joe Esparza, the Texas Workforce Commission’s Commissioner Representing Employers, to its North Texas campus on Friday, January 19, for a tour of the Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program and some of TSTC’s other industry training labs. In addition to Esparza, representatives from local independent school districts, some...
January 17, 2024
TSTC begins dual enrollment partnership with San Antonio ISD
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Cybersecurity program is expanding its dual enrollment offerings to two high schools in the San Antonio Independent School District. “This opportunity not only prepares students for lucrative careers in cybersecurity, but also fosters our mission of placing more Texans and securing a technologically adept workforce,” said Megan Hanson,...
November 16, 2023
Welding Technology student planned to continue studying at TSTC
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – Braxton Wade knew what he wanted to do after graduating from Breckenridge High School earlier this year. “I have always been interested in welding, and I lucked out that we have a (college) campus in my hometown,” he said of studying Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College. Wade is no stranger...
November 9, 2023
TSTC, La Vega High School putting a spark in students’ learning
(WACO, Texas) – Tania Segura, a senior at La Vega High School, is motivated to learn about welding and how it ties into her interests in architecture and construction. Segura is in her second year of taking dual enrollment classes in Texas State Technical College’s Welding Technology program at the Waco campus. She and some...
October 26, 2023
TSTC’s dual enrollment program allows high school students to take college-level courses
(WACO, Texas) – By the time high schoolers reach their junior or senior year, most of them are dreaming of their future independence. Texas State Technical College’s dual enrollment program can help them get a jump-start on their college education, giving them an early taste of that independence. TSTC partners with several high schools across...
October 12, 2023
Eighth grade students harness wind during TSTC’s Wind Activity Day
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – More than 100 eighth grade students had the opportunity to harness the wind at Texas State Technical College’s Sweetwater campus earlier this month. TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program hosted Wind Activity Day for students from the Colorado, Floydada Collegiate, Hamlin Collegiate and Roscoe Collegiate school districts. The schools are part of Collegiate...
September 25, 2023
TSTC welcomes new schools for dual enrollment partnerships this year
(WACO, Texas) – Four new schools are partnering this year with Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus to provide high school students opportunities to take dual enrollment classes. Some students at Hubbard, Mart and Robinson high schools, along with St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Killeen, are taking online and hybrid classes in Architectural Design and...
September 21, 2023
TSTC’s North Texas campus and Red Oak ISD reflect on partnership
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus and the Red Oak Independent School District began a partnership in 2013 that continues to grow and benefit students. TSTC’s North Texas campus was originally opened due to the partnership with Red Oak ISD.  “TSTC first began operations in a district-owned building offering a...
August 22, 2023
Representatives from partnering ISDs discuss impact of TSTC’s dual enrollment courses
(RED OAK, Texas) – Representatives from Texas State Technical College’s partnering independent school districts recently shared how the dual enrollment options at TSTC’s North Texas campus offer high school students a new perspective on what higher education can look like. Jane Dvorak, director of Innovation for Ferris ISD, said the technical dual enrollment options at...
July 27, 2023
Dallas-area educators get firsthand look at what TSTC has to offer
(WACO, Texas) – DeVaughnta Johnson, a higher education advisor at David W. Carter High School in Dallas, summed up the purpose of a recent three-day visit by a group of 20 educators to Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus. “I hope to gain resources that I can take back to my students and put them...
July 19, 2023
TSTC program hosts La Vega High School students for summer classes
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Precision Machining Technology program is hosting seniors from Bellmead’s La Vega High School for summer dual enrollment classes. The students began taking classes for the certificate of completion in Precision Machining Technology when they were sophomores. Now they are taking their first summer courses so they can complete...
June 18, 2023
High school counselors, teachers get firsthand look at TSTC programs during TECHcelerate conference
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recently welcomed around 20 high school counselors and career and technical education teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley to immerse themselves in some of the college’s technologies and hands-on labs during TECHcelerate, a three-day technical education conference held at TSTC’s Harlingen campus. Kadie Svrcek, TSTC’s statewide dual...
May 13, 2023
High school students create art in TSTC’s Digital Media Design program
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – A love of creating their own art through digital media led two Roscoe Collegiate High School students to Texas State Technical College. Linnea Elmore and Patience Perez, both high school juniors, began their dual enrollment journey at different times but have developed an understanding of design through TSTC’s Digital Media Design program....
April 24, 2023
Future students sign letters of intent to attend TSTC
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College welcomed around 300 high school seniors at a National CTE (career and technical education) Letter of Intent Signing Day event on Thursday, April 20, at the Harlingen campus. School representatives from Brownsville, Donna, Edcouch-Elsa, Edinburg, Harlingen, IDEA Public Schools, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Lyford, Mercedes, Monte Alto, Palmview,...
April 20, 2023
High school seniors commit to TSTC during National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College welcomed 27 high school seniors who committed to a technical education during National CTE (career and technical education) Letter of Intent Signing Day on Thursday, April 20. TSTC joined colleges from across the country to honor seniors who pledged to receive a technical education. At TSTC’s Industrial Technology...
April 13, 2023
TSTC dual enrollment student finds job placement
(RED OAK, Texas) – Caden Hatfield, a Texas State Technical College Industrial Systems dual enrollment student, has already found a commercial electrician job at Amber Electrical Contractors that he will start after his high school graduation. Hatfield, a senior at Midlothian Heritage High School, began TSTC’s Industrial Systems dual enrollment classes during his junior year...
April 3, 2023
TSTC provides different opportunities for learning
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College offers several ways for students to progress through school. Different opportunities for learning, such as in-person day or night classes, online programs, hybrid programs that combine in-person and online classes, performance-based education and dual enrollment, provide TSTC students with the option to pick the pathway best suited...
February 27, 2023
TSTC and South Texas ISD to offer Computer Programming dual enrollment classes
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A new dual enrollment partnership between Texas State Technical College and South Texas Independent School District will offer online Computer Programming Technology classes for Science Academy high school students through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program next fall. Vanessa Rivera, Career and Technical Education director for South Texas...
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