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April 4, 2024
TSTC Metallica Scholar thankful for help during time of need
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – “It was a blessing.” That is how Jackie Norman, a Texas State Technical College Metallica Scholar and Automotive Technology student, described his feelings after several people stepped up to offer financial assistance. Earlier this year, the engine on Norman’s pickup truck blew out, and he thought it would be a quick and...
March 18, 2024
Welding comes naturally for TSTC Metallica Scholar
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Welding has been in Jacob Dannar’s family for generations. It was only natural for him to continue the tradition. “I remember my grandfather working in a welding shop in Nebraska,” said the Texas State Technical College Metallica Scholar and current Welding Technology student. Being able to learn additional techniques, both as a...
February 19, 2024
Metallica scholar sees confidence grow while in TSTC lab
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Cole Purcell’s confidence has grown while working on diesel engines in the Texas State Technical College lab. The Wink native is studying for a certificate of completion in Diesel Equipment Technology with the goal of working in the West Texas oil fields. “I was raised around the oil fields, and I knew...
December 2, 2023
Receiving Metallica scholarship boosts confidence of TSTC Automotive Technology student
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Richie Solis says the hands-on learning experience he receives at Texas State Technical College will lead him to a rewarding career. “What I am doing in class right now is something I will be able to put into practice in the real world,” said Solis, a TSTC Metallica Scholar who is studying...
December 1, 2023
Campus tour leads Howard to TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program as Metallica Scholar
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – After touring Texas State Technical College’s Sweetwater campus, Shayne Howard found a program especially well suited for him. “I toured each of the programs in Sweetwater, and after visiting with the instructors and seeing what was available, I knew this was the program for me,” Howard said of his decision to pursue...
November 14, 2023
TSTC student combines love of music, welding
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Will Dempsey has two passions: music and welding. When Dempsey, a longtime fan of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Metallica, learned that Texas State Technical College would offer scholarships through the Metallica Scholars Initiative (MSI), he jumped at the chance to apply. The scholarship that he received will help him...
September 1, 2023
TSTC receives $100,000, joins 41 other schools as All Within My Hands’ Metallica Scholars Initiative expands
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Automotive Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Welding Technology and Wind Energy Technology students at Texas State Technical College’s Sweetwater campus now are eligible to apply for scholarships funded by a foundation started by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Metallica. The campus was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to receive...
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