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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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TSTC to Offer Year-Round OSHA Training

Marco Salinas from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board hangs from a harness and is hoisted down a makeshift manhole during confined space training at the Infrastructure and Safety Summit recently hosted at Texas State Technical College (photo TSTC)

Training comes from agreement between TSTC and TEEX Starting in Fall 2017, Texas State Technical College’s Continuing Education department will be the only facility in South Texas to offer Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety certification trainings year-round through Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. The agreement in place between TSTC and TEEX will offer companies and its employers the opportunity for localized OSHA training. The training will range from eight…

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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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