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STC’s annual IT event brings students together with companies seeking the next generation of highly skilled employees entering the workforce. Faculty within South Texas College’s (STC) Information Technology Program say there is an expectation from students in the program to leave little to chance once they graduate and enter the workforce. To do this requires fostering the right connections while they are still in college, and taking advantage of events that put them in contact with those already in the industry. This is the purpose behind IT’s annual IT Career Expo held on Feb. 22. … Read More …

South Texas College Technology Campus hosts elementary class visit to promote college-ready culture

  As part of an ongoing effort to promote a college-going culture, the South Texas College Technology Campus hosted a group of more than 70 4th and 5th grade students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School in La Joya on Friday, Jan. 26. The students toured the campus and participated in hands-on activities while being informed about the various career options available to them when they enter college. “These are students who stay after school and learn about computers, so they are more technology oriented,” said Ed Warwas, a counselor at JFK Elementary who attended the tour with … Read More …

South Texas College officially opens new Technology Campus expansion

Administrators hold “ribbon-cutting” ceremony ushering in new facility built with the assistance of industry in the Rio Grande Valley Staff and faculty used a blowtorch in lieu of scissors at a special ribbon cutting ceremony to officially announce the opening of South Texas College’s (STC) expansion at its Technology Campus in McAllen. STC Dean of Business, Public Safety and Technology, Mario Reyna had the honor of cutting the steel bar with the words "South Texas College" using a torch from the Technology Campus. The steel bar was also created by welding students attending the … Read More …

STC promotes small business through Skills grant from Texas Workforce Commission

If your business manpower headcount is less than 100 employees, and is in good standing with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), your employees may qualify for the Skills for Small Business TWC grant through South Texas College. STC in conjunction with TWC wants to inform small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley that there are a variety of different courses to improve the performance and profitability of their business operation. The college offers courses that can be tailored to workforce, time availability, and skill levels to maximize results. “Here at STC, we are dedicated to … Read More …

South Texas College Provides Free Moving Violations Workshop for Commercial Drivers

The South Texas College (STC) Continuing Education Department  will be hosting a free informative workshop for all those who drive or own Class A& B vehicles. WHAT:          Moving Violations Workshop for Class A & B vehicles WHO:             South Texas College Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education WHEN:          8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 19 WHERE:   South Texas College Cooper Center                                                        3200 Pecan Blvd                         McAllen, TX 78501 Community members with A & B licenses will … Read More …

Weekly open house highlights a dynamic week of robotics training and technology at South Texas College

For the first time ever, STC partners with FIRST RGV during the camp, enhancing the student learning experience A weekly open house hosted by the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at South Texas College is the culminating event held by STC’s Robotics and Automation Summer Camp. The event is held every Friday once the weekly camp is finished, and consists of live demonstrations, competitions, and activities for visiting families. The robotics camps aim to introduce students ages eight to 17 to various aspects of automation and real-life robotics technology. “The students have an … Read More …

STC presents its 6th annual IT Career Expo April 20

The Information Technology Program at South Texas College will be hosting its 6th annual IT Career Expo on April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Technology Campus Atrium. The Expo has been created to promote the program and career choices available within the IT industry in the Rio Grande Valley. Various professionals will be on-hand to inform prospective students about a career path in IT, and will include possible internships or even job opportunities from the companies in attendance. The Expo will be free to the public, and comprised of informational booths as well as presentations … Read More …

McAllen presents $400,000 grant to IAM at South Texas College

Hundreds of new and incumbent workers will benefit from a $400,000 grant awarded by the City of McAllen to the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at South Texas College. On Jan. 19 at STC’s Technology Campus, McAllen presented a grant from the city’s Development Corporation fund that will support customized training dedicated to local industry. Attendees at the event included STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, McAllen EDC CEO and President Keith Patridge, Regal Beloit Engineer Manager Kenneth Shaffer, and Alps Logistics Operations Manager Vincent … Read More …