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 …

South Texas College Business and Technology to hold career fair at Mid-Valley campus

The Business and Technology (BT) Division at South Texas College will be holding a career fair to inform the Mid-Valley community about the quality educational opportunities and dynamic industry pathways available in their programs. The career fair will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include informational booths and breakout sessions for students from local school districts and adults looking to jumpstart their careers. Business & Technology Departments scheduled to be in attendance at the career fair include a wide range of programs and degree … 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 …

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 …