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 …

South Texas College kicks off 4th annual Innovation Conference Oct. 7

South Texas College kicks off its annual binational effort to promote entrepreneurship and business locally and south of the border. The 4th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2016) is a binational collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico, and takes place on Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the STC Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. This year’s keynote address will focus on Binational Entrepreneurial Innovation. Dr. Carlos Marin, President and CEO of Ambiotec Engineering Group, … Read More …

South Texas College Student Wins Rees Scholarship for HVACR Training

Jose Manuel De Leon, a student in South Texas College’s HVAC&R Program has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation. De Leon was among 37 students across the nation, including four veterans, who collectively received more than $63,000 to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry. “This scholarship is designed to help HVAC students, and help them continue with their studies through paying for their tools or paying their tuition,” said HVAC lead instructor Arnold Perez. “It does benefit them in the long run, and if … Read More …

Carlos Margo named Dean of Industry Training and Economic Development

Always at the forefront of industry training and technology at South Texas College, Carlos L. Margo has been selected to serve as STC’s Associate Dean of Industry Training and Economic Development. Margo has long been recognized for his expertise in assessing companies’ workforce needs. Industry Training and Development then takes those needs and customizes training at the college to provide employers with highly qualified and well-trained employees. Working within STC’s Office of Industry Training and Economic Development (ITED), he has worked tirelessly to develop and manage corporate … Read More …