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Virtual reality to help sharpen students’ skills in TSTC’s Drafting and Design program

HARLINGEN — Virtual reality has transformed many technical industries, and the Drafting and Design program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus will incorporate the technology into its curriculum next fall.

TSTC alumnus returns to TSTC, finds his ‘why’ in helping future students

HARLINGEN — As a full-time admissions advisor at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus, TSTC alumnus Carlos Ortega helps prospective students find career pathways. But his own path to his current job was somewhat circuitous.

Four TSTC students look to strengthen diversity of automotive industry

HARLINGEN — Many women have changed the dynamic of the Texas workforce by the technical educations they acquired from Texas State Technical College, and Dulce Cruz, Beatriz Loa, Joselyn Ramirez and Crystal Santoyo want to join their ranks.

TSTC’s MAARS program immerses high school students in college experience

HARLINGEN — More than 30 area high school students from the Edcouch-Elsa, La Feria, Lyford, Mission and San Benito school districts were immersed in a college experience this summer by participating in the Migrant Academic Achievement Residential Summer (MAARS) program held at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus.

TSTC students practice for job interviews with polished resumes and firm handshakes

HARLINGEN — The Career Services department at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus recently held an Interview Practicum to help more than 200 TSTC students prepare for real-life interviews, with several area business and industry representatives serving as interviewers/coaches.

Wind turbines on family ranch lead Flores to TSTC

SWEETWATER — Jose Flores remembers running cattle around the wind turbines that lined his family’s ranch near Merkel.

Precision machining bootcamp draws high school-age students to TSTC

HARLINGEN — Texas State Technical College recently welcomed some Rio Grande Valley high school-age students to TSTC’s Harlingen campus for the America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) computer numerical control machining training bootcamp.

Website ranks TSTC’s Nursing program among best in Texas

HARLINGEN — Texas State Technical College is among the best two-year colleges for nursing in the state, according to Niche.com.

Navy veteran’s former military job and encounter with popular actor lead him to TSTC

HARLINGEN — For U.S. Navy veteran Axel Iracheta, his former job as an aviation boatswain’s mate on an aircraft carrier docked in California — and a brief handshake with a movie star — led him to pursue an education in aviation maintenance at Texas State Technical College.

Vigilance is vital to road safety, TSTC CDL trainers say

MARSHALL — Wayne Bradley, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) trainer for Texas State Technical College’s Professional Driving Academy at the Marshall campus, works hard to instill safe driving habits in his students.