South Texas College to Host 5th Annual Public Safety Expo November 28

  Law Enforcement and Fire Science programs at South Texas College will be hosting its 5th Annual Public Safety and First Responders Expo on Tuesday Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at STC’s Business and Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. The expo is free and open to the public. The expo seeks to provide students and the general public with valuable information about the college’s public safety programs including fire science, law enforcement program, emergency medical technician (EMT) and criminal justice. “The purpose of … 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 …

STC emphasizes regional planning development at 5th annual INNO Conference

South Texas College held its annual event, welcoming the foremost experts who each brought pertinent and relevant information with regards to economic development. The 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2017), which took place on Oct. 19 focused on Regional Urban Development and Planning . INNO is the name of the bi-national collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico. The INNO Conference provides entrepreneurs and the business community with information about the new cross-border economic opportunities that … Read More …

Student of the Week: Gabriel Rocha

Since he was young, Gabriel Rocha says he has always been fascinated with machines and how they operate; especially firearms. Inspired by his father, who was a firearms instructor with US Border Patrol, Gabriel said he channeled those experiences to eventually pursue a degree in manufacturing technology. A graduate of McAllen High School, Gabriel said he received his certificate in structural welding while still in high school. At the same time he met an Advanced Manufacturing teacher that introduced him to an entirely different world, he said. “Immediately I thought, this is … Read More …

South Texas College kicks off 5th annual Innovation Conference Oct. 20

South Texas College kicks off its annual binational effort to promote entrepreneurship and business locally and south of the border. The 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2017) is a bi-national collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico, and takes place on Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the STC Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. This year’s keynote address will focus on an economic overview for the Rio Grande Valley presented by Blake Hastings, representative with the … Read More …

Student of the Week: Magali Reyes

Despite commuting to South Texas College every day from Rio Grande City, Magali Reyes says she is determined to receive her education. Magali says she desires to have a brighter future, and knows that in the long run all of her hard work will not only pay off, but will be rewarding. “After high school I joined the Navy for four years and returned in August of 2014. When I got back from the military service, I told myself that I didn’t want to be on the unemployment list collecting,” she said. “I decided to return back to school to get my degree in engineering with the hopes of being the … Read More …

STC students participate in annual Builders Blitz event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity

Students from South Texas College – Design & Building Technology Department are partnering with a local builder, subcontractors, suppliers and trade professionals seeking to build a house from the ground up within the span of a week. Participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Builders Blitz event taking place in San Carlos, a community east of Edinburg, students with STC’s College Construction Supervision Program, along with its Electrician Program and HVAC&R in turn receive hands-on experience while becoming close with the people they serve. “Instead of our students being in a … Read More …

In remembrance of September 11, South Texas College honors our serving men and women and first responders

Veteran McAllen Police Officer George Villarreal remembers the impact he felt when the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  As someone who has attended many funerals for fallen officers, Villarreal said it feels similar to losing a family member even if they have never met in person. “As police officers, just like in the military, we don’t run away from trouble we run towards it. That’s our job,” Villarreal said. “It’s not about the glory or being heroes, it’s what we feel we have to do. We are a very close family.” A veteran of the McAllen Police Department, … Read More …