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TSC Nursing Lab Ready To Transform Education

TSC's newest nursing simulation lab located at the ITEC Center. (photo STC)

A new era of technology was recently celebrated at Texas Southmost College with a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Associate Degree in Nursing program’s new state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab.  The new simulation lab’s design at the TSC International Technology, Education and Commerce Center resembles a hospital floor. The lab features mid- to high-fidelity simulation mannequins. TSC Director of Nursing Beth Kasprisin said this lab has been a longtime…

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TSC, SteelCoast Company Receive Job-Training Grant

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The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Texas Southmost College and their partner SteelCoast Company LLC a $283,325 Skills Development Fund grant. The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Cameron area. This grant will help create 170 new jobs while providing upskilling for an additional 80 workers. This grant will provide customized training such as ESL training, craft skills training including rigging and forklift, safety and health care training, and…

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TSC, Agencies Meet For First Responder Coordination

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies meet at TSC to discuss and create a multi-agency first responder coordination plan.

Texas Southmost College, in collaboration with the Brownsville Police Department, recently hosted a multi-agency first responder coordination meeting to discuss emergency response in and around the college.  TSC and Brownsville PD proposed to other local, state and federal agencies a three-phased approach for creating a coordination plan among agencies.  “TSC’s unique location to the border and within the city of Brownsville means that multiple law enforcement agencies are within minutes…

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Texas Southmost College Celebrates 95 Years

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Texas Southmost College will celebrate 95 years of service to the Lower Rio Grande Valley with a free community event Oct. 30 at the TSC Performing Arts Center. The TSC Board of Trustees will treat guests to food, live music and a fireworks show from 5:30-8:30 p.m.    TSC Board of Trustee Chair and TSC alumnus Ruben Herrera said the event will celebrate the milestones of the past 95 years as…

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TSC, BISD, SpaceX Give Students A Rare Look

TSC’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers middle and high school students from Brownsville Independent School District tour SpaceX as a way to expose students to STEM careers in the region. (photo TSC)

Brownsville Independent School District students from the Texas Southmost College Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers recently had the rare opportunity of touring SpaceX and its Starbase launch site.  SpaceX hosted nearly 100 students during a pair of one and half hour tours through their center. Hopes of the visit are to increase career and job opportunity awareness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.  The tours were…

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TSC Cybersecurity Program Begins in Spring

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To fill a gap in cybersecurity and promote the importance of cyber safety, Texas Southmost College will introduce a new Cybersecurity program in spring 2022.  “We are excited to kick off this program,” said Murad Abusalim, TSC dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “This program will produce graduates highly sought after by industry. Job opportunities in this field are numerous and the demand for cybersecurity professionals will only continue…

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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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Local Businessman Donates To TSC Scholarships

  Brownsville native and entrepreneur Steven De La Garza understands, firsthand, the vital role community colleges have in developing the next generation workforce. To ensure students have access to high-quality education that will connect them with careers that are in demand, he is funding scholarships at Texas Southmost College.  His first donation of $30,000 will go toward full student scholarships for workforce training programs. This includes welding, industrial scaffolding, plumbing…

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Mexican Consulate Aids TSC Students

Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville General Consul Juan Carlos Cué Vega presents TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez with $12,000 for the IME Becas (scholarship) for students of Mexican origin.

Texas Southmost College is the recent recipient of a Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior Becas program grant from the Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville. The Mexican government program provides help to organizations and institutions of higher education that promote and focus on areas such as literacy, English as a second language, adult education, computer skills and job training.   “The Hispanic community is a large community and sometimes they…

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TSC Construction Technology Adds Offerings

TSC’s Construction Technology instructor Daniel Zuniga. (photo STC)

Daniel Zuñiga has been the Construction Technology instructor at Texas Southmost College since 2013. This fall, along with TSC leadership and administration, he will help introduce the program’s first associate’s degree track.  The Harlingen native’s journey in construction began in middle school when he took his first wood shop class. The interest continued into high school as a building trades student. He eventually decided it was the career he should…

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