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Another Journey Begins With VIDA

Mariana Lozano

Growing up, Donna resident Mariana Lozano watched how hard her parents worked and yet how they struggled just to make ends meet. As she watched, she made plans. Her plans were to finish college so she could help them as her family’s first college graduate. “A friend told me I needed to apply to VIDA,” Lozano said.  VIDA is the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement. The nonprofit organization was…

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STC and Trancasa To Roll Out New CDL Program

South Texas College, in partnership with international ground transportation leader Trancasa, has set in motion a new commercial driver’s license program that will address a growing demand for drivers in the industry. “This is a classic example of South Texas College reskilling and upskilling through education and training to meet regional and local labor demands,” said South Texas College president Dr. Ricardo J. Solis who brokered the partnership with Trancasa.…

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TSC Helps Those In Need With Career Training

TSC receives its first Self Sufficiency Fund Grant by the TWC during a recent ceremony at the TSC ITEC Center. Pictured are TSC Board of Trustee Alejandra Aldrete, TSC Board of Trustee and past Board Chair Adela Garza, TWC Director for Outreach and Employer Initiatives Mary York, and TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez. (photo TSC)

Families facing financial hardships can now access required construction trade skills training for employment at Texas Southmost College. Funding for the training comes from the Texas Workforce Commission via a $351,794 Self Sufficiency Fund Grant. The grant will help provide training in welding, plumbing, insulation, scaffolding, forklift driving and electrical work. The grant, the first of its kind for TSC, will allow the college to provide training to adult Temporary…

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RGV Focus Presents $30K To STC

RGV Focus presents a $30,000 check to South Texas College for students pursuing workforce credentials on Aug. 24. (photo STC)

A renewed donation by RGV Focus for the coming semester at South Texas College will continue to increase credential certificates and advancing degrees in the Valley. RGV Focus, the educational arm of Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas presented a $30,000 check to STC directed towards students pursuing workforce credentials. RGV Focus Senior Director Dr. Rodney Rodriguez was in attendance to present the award to STC trustees at their regular board…

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STC Receives $287,500 Job-Training Grant

Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez III presents South Texas College with a Skills Development Fund grant to keep local, regional and state economies moving forward.

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded South Texas College a $287,500 Skills Development Fund grant. The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley area. “Skills Development Fund Grants are a key tool we use to make sure Texans have the skills to be competitive,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “This grant will allow South Texas College to train local workers and ensure our labor force remains among the…

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STC Begins Music and Culinary Classes at Mid Valley

Guitar instructor Jaime Garcia interacts with students during the spring semester. STC will begin offering Music and Culinary Arts courses at Mid Valley in the fall. (photo STC)

For the first time ever, South Texas College’s Mid Valley Campus is adding courses in both music and culinary arts for the fall semester.  STC will open a new piano lab that will allow both music majors and others to register for piano. Guitar instruction is also available.  “As the Music Department continues to grow, it’s become obvious we are now in a position to strengthen our presence on another…

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STC Fall Semester Includes Hybrid Learning

South Texas College will continue to make extensive use of technology this fall while preserving in-person required activities. (photo STC)

South Texas College’s fall 2020 offerings beginning Aug. 24 will include about 20 percent in an in-person/hybrid format. The rest of its 4,500 courses will be available in online format with instructional plans being modifiable in the event of ever changing state or federal guidelines. With the in-person/hybrid model, courses requiring hands-on activities will be split into 50 percent classroom instruction and 50 percent online instruction. Programs requiring hands-on learning include Nursing…

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STC Students to Earn Google IT Certificates

A $10,000 grant by Jobs for the Future will allow STC students in the CITP program to complete a Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

South Texas College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Computer and Information Technologies Program will soon have the opportunity to improve their ability for employment in the IT industry with a Google IT Support Professional Certificate. A $10,000 grant by Jobs for the Future allows those pursing a bachelor’s degree in the CITP program the opportunity to also complete a the certificate program. “The certificate impacts students by creating…

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TWC Grant Benefits Local Advanced Skills Training

TWC’s Skills Development Fund will provide $332,042 in funding to train 181 new and incumbent workers in the advanced manufacturing industry.

A recent $332,042 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to South Texas College will continue to provide customized training to the workforce for local industry partners. TWC’s Skills Development Fund will provide funding to train 181 new and incumbent workers in advanced manufacturing. “We are committed to fostering long-term sustained economic growth by providing superior workforce training programs to local business and industry partners,” said South Texas College Associate Dean of…

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