(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training and Continuing Education department and the Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance program at the Waco campus are joining together to provide Occupational Safety and Health Administration training throughout the state.
Adam Barber, TSTC’s executive director of workforce training for the Central Texas and East Texas regions, said in the past a third party had been hired to conduct OSHA training for clients.
“Now we have shifted to using student-learning faculty when at all possible,” he said. “So as requests have come from industry, they have been doing the training for us. It is just a change in training model. It has been great for the department and faculty.”
Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance faculty have traveled to Belton and Harlingen, along with doing work in Waco, to lead OSHA courses in construction safety, general industry outreach, and customized safety classes. Classes can last from four hours to at least two days.
Brian Spry, lead instructor in TSTC’s Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance program, said he wants people who are taking the training to gain the knowledge of how to address any safety situations that may arise and have the passion to enforce the safety of those around them at work and in the community.
“I also enjoy getting to travel around our great state of Texas, see other TSTC campuses, and meet new people,” Spry said.
Jason Morrow, an instructor in TSTC’s Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance program, said it is a privilege giving back to the workforce with classes that meet their professional needs.
“Maintaining a safe environment is good not only for the employer and employee, but also for the community,” he said.
To learn more about TSTC’s workforce training and continuing education opportunities, go to tstc.edu/workforcetraining or email firstname.lastname@example.org.