(ROSENBERG, Texas) – At least 180 Texas State Technical College students and alumni attended TSTC’s Fall 2022 Industry Job Fair held Thursday on the Fort Bend County campus.
Representatives from more than 70 companies were available in the Brazos Center and Industrial Technology Center on campus to talk with attendees about possible job openings.
“It’s a good day,” said Hannah Luce, director of planning and special events for TSTC’s Career Services department. “We have lots of employers here and lots of good conversations. The number of employers we have see the benefit of what we offer.”
Alfonso Mireles, planner and senior computer-aided drafting and design manager at Consor in Houston, is a graduate of TSTC’s Harlingen campus. He said he was looking for people with business management, drafting and design, and marketing experience. The company has Texas locations in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, McAllen and San Antonio.
“It’s always good to be here,” Mireles said.
Flex, which has Texas locations in Austin, Irving, Pflugerville and Plano, has a need for engineering technicians, an equipment automation tech, a maintenance technician and a supply quality technician.
“I love meeting the people and fellow company representatives, and TSTC staff and the students as well,” said Betina Dordan, Flex’s regional manager for talent acquisition.
Corestaff Services’ Corben Davis, on-site manager for Toshiba International Corp. in Jersey Village, said he was looking for people with light and heavy industrial experience. He said Toshiba makes adjustable speed drives and large industrial motors.
Sarhang Ramzy, Corestaff Services’ Houston operations branch manager, said it is challenging right now finding workers to fill jobs.
“There are a lot of candidates on the market, and they are waiting for the dream job out there,” Ramzy said.
Students said they enjoyed the mix of companies present for the event.
Israel Martinez, of Kendleton, is pursuing a certificate of completion in the Welding Technology program and scheduled to graduate in December. He began filling out job applications that he picked up from employers at the event. He said he was happy to see so many opportunities for students and alumni.
Jonathan Hindy, of San Marcos, is an online Architectural and Engineering Graphics Technology student who chose to attend the Fort Bend County campus job event because he has relatives in Sugar Land. He is scheduled to graduate in 2023.
Hindy said he had good conversations with various companies and hopes to secure a summer internship.
“I actually really enjoyed it,” he said. “It was a lot more than I expected.”
TSTC plans to have another Industry Job Fair in spring 2023.
For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.