Category Archives: Education

TSTC Launches New Career Bootcamps


TSTC will soon launch two new online boot camps that train for in-demand careers in both cyber security and full stack web development. These boot camps require no previous experience, and contain tools and support to help students obtain a well-paying job in a short amount of time. TSTC’s Cybersecurity Analytics course incorporates 13 weeks of online training beginning March 1. According to TSTC, there will be 3.5 million unfilled…

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Physician Residents Taking On Challenge

Resident physician Dr. Jorge Duarte Solis speaks to a patient at the Internal Medicine Clinic at Knapp Medical Center. (Courtesy)

Medical residency programs always bring and require what Dr. Timothy Heath calls an “intensity of experience” as young physicians make their way through real-life training. Add the rigors and challenges of dealing with the recent pandemic and coping with situations not seen in a century. The reality of it all is testing 14 physician residents under Heath’s supervision in ways no one imagined. “I’ve spoken to colleagues and I can…

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TSC Brings Holiday Magic to Elementary School

All 263 students at Rosa E. Del Castillo Elementary School received gifts this season from TSC’s Angel Tree Toy Distribution. (photo TSC)

Texas Southmost College recently delivered toys to the children of Rosa E. Del Castillo Elementary School in Brownsville to help make Christmas a little brighter.  Every year, TSC selects a different elementary school that will benefit from the Angel Tree Toy Drive hosted by TSC Student Life. The drive garners hundreds of donations from TSC students, faculty and staff over the course of several weeks.  This year, TSC was able…

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UTRGV Invests $1.5M For Merit-Based Scholarships

UTRGV President Guy Bailey talks with McAllen Mayor Jim Darling about the university’s achievements and accolades. (Photo Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

UTRGV will invest $1.5 million to double the amount of merit-based scholarships available in Fall 2021. The additional funding comes in effort to retain top high school students from the region. The UTRGV Scholars Program currently awards 200 merit-based scholarships. Starting next fall, the program will double to have 400 merit-based scholarships available. Overall, over the course of the four-year scholarship program, UTRGV will invest a total of $8 million dollars.…

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BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship Applications Now Open

Project SHARE Scholarship

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for its Project SHARE Scholarship program. Ten applicants will receive $1,000 each with funds sent directly to applicable financial aid offices for disbursement. To qualify, applicants must: Be a graduating high school senior Live in a household with a minimum of one year of utility service with BPUB at the application deadline date Plan to attend…

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Never Too Late to Seek a Brighter Future

Jose M. Gutierrez

For 10 years, Mercedes native Jose M. Gutierrez worked for Dollar Tree, earning the titles of store manager and district trainer. But four years ago, despite his success with the company, Gutierrez felt a sense of discontent. He began exploring the possibility of going to college and changing his career path. Gutierrez enrolled in evening class at the South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus in Weslaco. Two years later, after completing…

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TSC Nursing Receives Nursing Innovation Grant

TSC Nursing program students will have a greater opportunity of training virtually thanks to a Nursing Innovation Grant.

The Associate Degree of Nursing program at Texas Southmost College will soon be able to increase its training opportunities thanks to a Nursing Innovation Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. TSC’s nursing program is one of 45 nursing programs throughout the state to receive this grant. The $75,000 grant will support clinical learning experiences. It will also support the program’s use of evidence-based alternatives to hands-on practice with patients.…

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TSC Adds New Programs In Industrial Education

TSC is making a major investment in equipment and labs to train students in its new industrial education programs.

Texas Southmost College of Brownsville continues to develop its industrial sector education by recently celebrating its first graduates in one program and offering a new degree program in another. The college this month marked its first graduates in its Industrial Insulation program. Nine students were part of the inaugural class. The graduates were promptly offered jobs with BrandSafway, a leading global provider of services for industrial and commercial markets. Juan…

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TSC Introduces Industrial Insulation Program

TSC is now offering a new workforce-training program – Industrial Insulation. (photo STC)

Texas Southmost College and BrandSafway have joined forces again to develop the college’s Industrial Insulation program. It is the first of its kind in the country. “This is a training program that no other college has,” said Joseph Fleishman, TSC associate vice president of Instruction – Workforce Development.  BrandSafway provides specialized services and scaffolding systems to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. In collaboration with TSC, they are also…

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TSC Implements New Emergency Management System

TSC’s new Safety and Security Command Center is increasing security presence and partnerships between the college and law enforcement agencies. (photo STC)

Texas Southmost College has integrated a new Safety and Security Command Center on its campus. The new center increases security presence and partnerships among the college and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Safety and Security Command Center serves as an incident command post with a crisis communication room and conference room. Here, college officials and law enforcement can gather in case of natural or man-made disasters. The…

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