Category Archives: Education

Workforce Training for Post-9/11 Era Vet Employees

Skills For Veterans logo

State initiative aims to enhance veteran skills Area business owners, managers and supervisors are invited to attend an upcoming info session about Skills for Veterans. The event is at South Texas College on May 3 from 9-11 a.m. Attendees will learn how to get free workforce training for post-9/11 veterans on their payroll. Skills for Veterans is is part of a Texas Workforce Commission’s initiative aimed at addressing the unique challenges…

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STC hosts IT Career Expo

IT career expo to showcase career opportunities, internships & more! The Information Technology Program at South Texas College hosts its sixth annual IT Career Expo April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. The expo will showcase possible internships and job opportunities from the companies in attendance. It will also host presentations on cybersecurity, as well as networking and computers specialists for anyone interested in learning more. The expo is open to both…

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STC’s Project HIRE wraps up five-year grant

HIRE connects students with developmental disabilities South Texas College recently officially closed up a grant for Project HIRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) with a closing ceremony at Region One in Edinburg. The program has served a group of students with a variety of severe disabilities. Students include those with autism, intellectual disabilities, deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy, speech disorders and other neurological disorders. Since 2012, Project HIRE has assisted 52 students…

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Women in Technology Promotes Careers

STC Precision Manufacturing Technology student Jessica Adame

The Business and Technology Division at South Texas College hosts Women in Technology April 6. The annual event takes place from 5-8 p.m. at the Technology Campus (Ware Road and Military Highway) in McAllen. Geared to promoting careers non-traditionally held by women, the event is free and open to the public. This year’s Women in Technology event includes guest speaker, STC’s Chief Information Officer of Technology Resources Alicia Gomez, who…

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Continuing Nursing Education offered by STC

First Continuing Nursing Education course starts April 19 South Texas College and its Nursing and Allied Health campus will soon offer specialized Continuing Education Units for Continuing Nursing Education-specific training. It will be available for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. The first session, “Nursing Leadership,” takes place April 19 at the NAH campus in McAllen at 1 p.m. Its next session, “Nursing Curriculum,” will begin in May. Subsequent sessions will include…

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Business Programs Accredited at STC

south texas college now holds business program accreditation

Business and technology programs earn ACBSP approval South Texas College’s business programs have earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to doctoral. “Every department here at STC obviously has to be accredited. One of our accreditations is through ACBSP which fall in line with SACS plus the business…

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STC hosts for business and technology career fair

The STC Business and Technology career fair Feb. 16 includes information on programs at the college, such as diesel technology. (photo STC)

Career fair open to Mid-Valley community The South Texas College Business and Technology hosts a career fair for the Mid-Valley community Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. – noon, showcasing the quality of educational opportunities and industry pathways available in its programs. The fair features informational booths. Breakout sessions are also held for students from local school districts and adults looking to jumpstart their careers. Business and Technology departments scheduled to be…

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TSTC offers its first NCCER electrical course

College earns NCCER certification Texas State Technical College’s Continuing Education recently earned an electrical certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research. This gives the college the opportunity to create its first NCCER Level 1 Electrical course. Enrollment for the June 2017 cohort, which is open to anyone in or pursuing a career in the industry, opens in March. The 224-hour electrical course consists of NCCER Core, NCCER Electrical,…

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UTRGV School of Medicine Update

Local healthcare leaders give UTRGV School of Medicine update to state legislators Dr. Leonel Vela, senior associate dean for Education and Academic Affairs at the UTRGV School of Medicine, recently provided an update on the SOM’s progress for visiting legislators. His address, along with others’, was part of a panel discussion during the Rio Grande Valley Partnership’s RGV Legislative Tour 2017. About 38 percent of the UTRGV School of Medicine’s…

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