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TWC Awards STC Continuing Ed $600k

Thanks to funding provided by two significant grants awarded by Texas Workforce Commission, getting ahead is now easier than ever for continuing education students at South Texas College. Thanks to two grants, Continuing, Professional, and Workforce Education at STC will begin assisting students with low literacy skills who either lack a high school diploma or who may not have the skills needed for employment. A combined total of $659,340 comes…

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Reed Accepts Pioneer Award

South Texas College President Shirley A. Reed receives the Pioneer Award for her leadership. (photo STC)

South Texas College President Shirley Reed has received the 2018 Pioneer Award from the Community College Baccalaureate Association. Reed recently accepted the award in New York City. The honor recognizes an individual who has shown great leadership, as well as go above and beyond to provide financial support and resources for a higher education institution. The CCBA strives to promote better access to baccalaureate degrees on community college campuses. It also…

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RCPSE Open House March 5

RCPSE open house

South Texas College’s Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence hosts its first open house March 5. From 5:30-7 p.m., the public may tour the facilities, as well as watch demonstrations of driving and firearm simulators. Attendees will also get a look at the campuses state-of-the-art equipment. The STC Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence is the first border community college in the nation to establish integrative training for local, state and federal…

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STC and Starr County Receive $100K for Economic Development

Starr County EDA Grant

South Texas College and the Starr County Industrial Foundation are the recipients of $100,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce through the Economic Development Administration’s Technical Assistance Program. The award will develop a Starr County Strategic Plan focusing on workforce and economic development by the year 2025. STC and SCIF also made contributios of $25,000 in match funding. The strategic plan will help diversify and boost economic development throughout…

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STC Hosts Small Business Social Media Courses

STC Instagram

South Texas College will soon offer an online program for small businesses seeking to increase their presence on social media. “Instagram Brand Worthy Basics” starts Feb. 26 and will teach small businesses how to increase their fan base or followers on the social media site. The new eight-class program is an offering from the college’s Continuing Professional Workforce Education. Public relations guru Giselle Mascarenhas will lead the Instagram course. “Every small business,…

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STC and Universidad Tamaulipeca Form Partnership

South Texas College and Universidad Tamaulipeca have signed a general collaboration agreement to create tools for training through the use of a unique bi-national partnership at least three years in the making. At a special signing ceremony, STC President Shirley A. Reed and Universidad Tamaulipeca President Oscar W. Aguilar Rodriguez formalized the partnership. Each institution will begin working together on projects in relation to research, conferences and new educational opportunities.…

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VITA Assists With Free Tax Returns

The VITA program will be at STC until March 8 to assist with tax returns.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is currently offering free income tax service at South Texas College. VITA works in cooperation with United Way of South Texas and the Internal Revenue Service. The program offers free tax assistance to people who make approximately $55,000 or less. The VITA office is open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. until March 8 at the Pecan campus portable building #27B on the west side of…

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STHS Donates Grant to STC for Nursing Scholarship

South Texas College and South Texas Health System host a check presentation Jan. 10. Funds will provide scholarships to Nursing and Allied Health Students at the college. (photo STC)

South Texas Health System is now providing a $49,000 scholarship to student of South Texas College’s Nursing and Allied Health Division. The announcement came Jan. 10 at a check presentation of the funds meant to help reduce financials burden and provide assistance upon continuing education. “South Texas Health System is always here to support us. They’re providing scholarships to help our students graduate and become registered nurses. They’re hiring our nurses, so it’s…

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TWC Awards STC more than $1.3 million

Ruth Hughs, chair of Texas Workforce Commission, signs three grants totaling more than $1.3 million to South Texas College. (photo STC)

On Jan. 11, South Texas College had a “million-dollar morning” with three Texas Workforce Commission grants totaling more than $1.3 million. The award includes a $249,096 Job and Education for Texas grant, as well as $655,153 to STC’s Healthcare and Social Assistance Consortium. The consortium will create and upgrade 1,167 jobs. Additionally, a $409,890 grant goes to the college’s Manufacturing Consortium to create and upgrade 205 jobs. Guest speakers in…

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McAllen Awards STC $259K Job Training Grant

The Economic Development Corporation of McAllen presents South Texas College with a job-training grant to provide customized training related to advanced manufacturing within the city’s boundaries.

McAllen’s advanced manufacturing sector has received a boost thanks to a $259,440 job-training grant to South Texas College. Funds from the McAllen Development Corporation grant will provide customized training, as well as equipment, salaries and supplies. All aspects will come from STC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. “We need to put in place training opportunities and high-quality training so that we have the most competitive and best prepared workforce in the country which will attract companies to…

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