(HUTTO, Texas) – A Leander company recently gave a $10,000 gift to Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus for student scholarships.
One Source Manufacturing is a contract manufacturer specializing in precision machining for the aerospace, semiconductor, gas and oil industries. The company has about 100 employees.
“We are in the business of machining parts, so we have a hard time finding employees,” said Kevin Shipley, the company’s owner and president. “I am big on the trades.”
The scholarship money is for students living in the Leander area who are interesting in attending TSTC.
“We have been hyper-focused on the east side of the county,” said Michael Smith, a senior field development officer for The TSTC Foundation. “Our mission is to take care of our backyard before we go into other areas. We have been focusing on Hutto, Taylor and Georgetown; Leander is next.”
Smith said TSTC’s Precision Machining Technology graduates recently toured the company.
Shipley graduated in 1983 from the Computer Maintenance Technology program at Texas State Technical Institute (now Texas State Technical College) in Harlingen. He also employs several TSTC graduates.
Shipley said he anticipates the company giving additional scholarship money to TSTC in the future.
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