(HUTTO, Texas) – Bill Goss began teaching this semester in the Precision Machining Technology program at Texas State Technical College in East Williamson County.
Goss grew up in Houston and moved to Austin after graduating from high school. He completed a four-year precision machining apprenticeship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and went on to work for more than 40 years in the industry, eventually becoming a journeyman machinist.
What made you decide to pursue teaching in TSTC’s Precision Machining Technology program?
My favorite part of my last job was teaching others about machining and mechanical drawings. It gave me great satisfaction seeing others learn and succeed. So I was immediately drawn to this opportunity at TSTC as it afforded me the chance to teach what I love doing full time.
What is the most important thing you want your students to remember when they graduate from TSTC?
They need to be willing to truly listen and learn throughout their careers. The technology is ever-changing, and knowing how to continually learn and grow is a skill set unto itself.
Why is Precision Machining Technology a great program for students to pursue?
Machinists are always in high demand. Our program at TSTC offers precision machining training with a wide spectrum of skill sets that will enable students to be successful in the trade. After graduation, students can expect to hit the ground running in a rewarding, fast-paced career.
What do you want people to know about TSTC’s Precision Machining Technology program that they may not already know?
Our program offers state-of-the-art equipment and software and a safe, stable learning environment. The instructors are knowledgeable and accessible to the students and have the enthusiasm and motivation to help each student successfully graduate and get a great-paying job.
What motivates you in life?
Being around students who are enthusiastic about learning my trade is contagious. The positive energy in the environment motivates me to continue my own learning while teaching valuable skills to others.
TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology and a certificate of completion in Machining at the East Williamson County campus.
The Precision Machining Technology program is part of TSTC’s Money-Back Guarantee. Students in their first semester are eligible to sign up for free with campus Career Services representatives. Students are able to take part in workshops in which they learn about resume writing, interview techniques and other employment skills. Students who are not hired in their field within six months after graduation may be eligible to get a tuition refund for their time at TSTC.
For more information, go to tstc.edu.