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 …

Student of the Week: Christian Adame

Originally from Tamaulipas, Christian Adame says he grew on the ranchlands in Mexico. Often helping his father as a laborer, Christian says his biggest dream was to receive an education and obtain a better quality of life for himself and his family. Fast-forward more than five years, today Christian is a CNC programmer in the making at South Texas College. Arriving to the United States from Mexico when he was a freshman in high school, Christian said he began taking manufacturing classes his junior year and eventually picked up welding. “Coming here to the United States has opened the … 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 …

McAllen to announce STC as recipient of Development Fund Grant on Jan. 19

The City of McAllen and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at South Texas College are announcing an investment to help McAllen become increasingly competitive on a global scale.  The city will present a $400,000 Development Corporation Fund grant award to STC at its Technology Campus Building B atrium at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. The campus is located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. The ceremony recognizes McAllen and South Texas College in their partnership for manufacturing customized training catered to industry located within the city. “This is a partnership that … Read More …

Lineage Logistics, Wonderful Citrus Packing Partner with South Texas College for $391,350 Job-Training Grant

Lineage Logistics and Wonderful Citrus Packing have partnered with South Texas College to provide job training for 288 new and incumbent workers using a $391,350 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley area. This grant will be used to provide customized training to 288 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on diesel maintenance, electrical troubleshooting, basic industrial electricity and basic programmable logic controllers. Trainees … Read More …

Student of Week: Luis Adame

Since he was young, Luis Adame says he has always been fascinated with innovation. From an early age, Adame says he was drawn to robotics, manufacturing and prototype design. Fast-forward years later, Adame is an engineer in the making at South Texas College. Arriving in the United States as a freshman in high school, Adame said he began working hard to pursue his goals. After graduating with his certificate from Veterans Memorial High School in Mission, Adame then started STC in order to finish his Associate Degree in Precision Manufacturing. “I was a sophomore in high school and I … Read More …

STC’s INNO Conference becomes critical resource for developing entrepreneurs in the region

As an educator, Pamela Lang says she sees many students who are eager to start businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. What is astounding, she says, are those students who are getting a head start while still completing high school. “They want to see the community grow, and they want to bring business in from Austin, Houston and all the big cities,” said Lang, a business teacher at McAllen Memorial High School who teaches entrepreneurship to students. In her class, students go through the process of creating a business and develop it from beginning to end. “They determine whether they need … Read More …