(NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas) – Texas State Technical College and the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) Lone Star Chapter announced a new job-training partnership on Thursday at the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels.
TSTC will provide advanced manufacturing technician training for students that will be sponsored by area companies. Students will take classes two days a week at the Central Texas Technology Center and work three days a week at their respective places of employment. Classes will start in August 2023.
“TSTC works hard to serve the employers of Texas, wherever they are,” said Joe Arnold, TSTC’s deputy vice chancellor and executive external relations officer in the Office of Government Relations. “When employers succeed, our students succeed. Geographic location should not stand in the way of learning skills that result in a high-paying, high-value job. Every Texan deserves the opportunity to succeed.”
Students who successfully complete the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology through TSTC. Students will receive 1,800 hours of hands-on experience during the program. The apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.
“The students and workers in our region deserve to have multiple opportunities for their future,” said Jason Dinscore, board president of the TX FAME Lone Star Chapter and area manager of quality systems for CMC Steel Texas. “By creating a pipeline of talent in a high-demand field, we are ensuring people have access to well-paying jobs and our area is equipped to attract and retain business.”
The TX FAME Lone Star Chapter is a collaboration between the cities of New Braunfels and Seguin, the economic development corporations of New Braunfels and Seguin, TSTC, area school districts, employer partners, and the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education USA as an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute.
Please visit TX FAME Lone Star Chapter for more information.
For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.