(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A curiosity for engines and transmissions is what drove Diego Trevino to a career at Texas State Technical College three years ago. He is currently an instructor in the Automotive Technology program and brings to the classroom not only his love for all things automotive, but also his firsthand experience.
What was your career before your time with TSTC?
Before I became an instructor, I was an automotive technician for Gillman Chevrolet Buick GMC in San Benito for several years.
Why did you decide on a career in automotive technology?
The main reason I decided on my career in the automotive industry is my love for cars. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been working on cars. On my time off, I still make time to build engines and restore classic cars.
What do you think makes the automotive program at TSTC different from other colleges?
What I think sets the TSTC Automotive Technology program apart from other auto programs is the experience of the instructors; we are all masters in the field and accredited as such. TSTC only hires the best and most capable to pass along decades of experience and skills.
Additionally, job placement is a big help for students when they graduate. Not many other colleges set up interviews or help create paid internships for students while they are enrolled in classes with some of the biggest automotive shops in the region.
What do you enjoy the most about your job?
What I enjoy the most about my job is passing on my years of experience to a new generation of technicians to continue this craft.
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