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TEEX brings low-cost OSHA training to RGV

TSTC TEEX Summit (photo TSTC)

More than 400 people from municipalities and construction companies from Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties were recently in attendance at a week-long Infrastructure and Safety Summit at Texas State Technical College. The summit, organized with the Infrastructure Training and Safety Institute (a division of TEEX), offered low-cost Occupational Safety and Health Administration training for employers. The Infrastructure Training and Safety Institute is the second largest OSHA training center in the nation…

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TSTC Students Advance to State Competition

TSTC SkillsUSA winners (photo TSTC)

For the first time in more than a decade, Education and Training students from Texas State Technical College participated in the recent SkillsUSA competition hosted at the college and are headed to state competitions in April. “We are so excited and proud of our students,” said Education and Training Lead Instructor Myriam Aguila. “They have worked so hard and deserve this recognition. They have had quite the experience.” SkillsUSA is…

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TSTC Accepting Businesses for Job Fair

TSTC Industry Job Fair (photo TSTC)

Texas State Technical is currently accepting sponsors and company/organization applications for its annual Industry Job Fair. Four fairs are on schedule throughout the state through March and April with the Harlingen campus being host April 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsorships range from $350-1,000 while regular booth space with chairs is $100 per organization. Registration includes both a continental breakfast and catered lunch. For more information on the…

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TSTC Names New Interim Provost

Cledia Hernandez

Cledia Hernandez has been named interim provost of Texas State Technical College. The Brownsville native is also TSTC’s associate vice president of Workforce Development since 2013. Hernandez has worked in higher education for nearly two decades, five of those years at TSTC. Her career includes that of secretary, coordinator and program director, as well as director for continuing education at UTB/TSC. Her role at UTB/TSC, now UTRGV, had its beginnings in a work…

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TSTC Graduates First Engine Specialists

Joseph Wright, David Colunga, Juan Velez and Hector Garibay (photo TSTC)

Four graduate in Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Specialist program Texas State Technical College’s Continuing Education Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Specialist program recently graduated its first group of students. The graduates are Joseph Wright, David Colunga, Juan Velez and Hector Garibay. The four men earned a certification of completion, giving them the opportunity to work as diesel engine technicians. They have already found employment with PetroChem Transport, H-E-B, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District…

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Meade Sworn In as TSTC Board Regent

Mission EDC CEO Alex Meade, center, is sworn in to the Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents. (photo Mission EDC)

Mission EDC CEO to serve four years Alex Meade, CEO of the Mission Economic Development Corporation has recently been sworn into the Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents. In his role, Meade will help provide state-wide perspective and leadership to the 10-campus TSTC system. With headquarters in Waco, TSTC has its local campus in Harlingen. Mead will serve through 2021 on the nine-member board which meets quarterly, The board provides leadership…

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TSTC Receives TWC Building Trade Grant

Newly awarded TSTC grant money will help TWC train 40 employees to work in the United States and abroad. (photo TSTC)

Grant funds construction-related courses The Workforce Training and Continuing Education Office at Texas State Technical College is the recipient of a $119, 988 Building Trade Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. This grant will help train 40 trainees in TSTC’s National Center for Construction Education and Research Electrical Level 1 and Construction Level 1 courses. The next NCCER session starts Oct. 30 and is still open for enrollment. “The partnership we have…

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TSTC EMS Program Receives National Accreditation

TSTC's EMS Program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. (photo TSTC)

Accreditation also brings in associate degree paramedic program The Continuing Education Emergency Medical Science – Paramedic program at Texas State Technical College is now nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The program is now the only accredited EMS program in Cameron County. In addition to extensive paperwork, the program went through a peer review from CAAHEP’s board of directors and the Committee on Accreditation…

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TSTC Culinary Institute Cooking Demos

TSTC’s Culinary Institute hosts its Saturday cooking demonstrations Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Oct. 28 and Nov. 11, inviting the public to learn secrets and enjoy meals. (photo TSTC)

Public invited to participate Texas State Technical College’s Culinary Institute is hosting its first-ever Saturday cooking demonstrations Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Oct. 28 and Nov. 11. The three-hour sessions are open to the community, who is invited to ask questions, learn professional trade secrets and also taste partake in meals. Saturday cooking demonstrations are hosted by TSTC’s Meat Preparations class at the culinary kitchen and dining room. Here, students prepare…

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Interview Practicum Seeks Volunteers

TSTC’s Office of Career Services is recruiting business community volunteers to perform mock interviews with candidates for the Summer 2017 graduating class. The Interview Practicum takes place July 12-13 at the Cultural Arts Center on TSTC Campus. As an Interview Coach, participants receive both orientation and an outline of questions to ask the students. Coaches interview the participants and most importantly, give direct feedback on both resumes and personal presentation skills.…

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