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What Our Industry Partners Are Saying

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Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions LLC is a full-service advanced manufacturing organization specializing in the fabrication of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies. The company is based in Austin.


“I have worked in the manufacturing industry for over 25 years and have endeavored to bring previously outsourced manufacturing jobs back to the United States by promoting manufacturing as a viable career path. Through these efforts, I have had the pleasure to work closely with TSTC. The College takes pride in its ability to be the conduit between the student and employer. TSTC expertly assesses the needs of employers currently in the marketplace and aligns the teaching curriculum to ensure the utmost success for their students. We have hired many TSTC graduates and will continue to support TSTC as our partner and resource in hiring.”


ROBB MISSO, FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 


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Crown Equipment Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric industrial forklift trucks. Crown has 70 locations in the United States and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide.

 


“The reason Crown Lift Trucks will always make TSTC a priority is the return on investment we can expect in a valuable employee. By employee, we mean the professional graduates that TSTC produces. It’s the knowledge and charisma the instructors bring to the table that sparks the drive within the students. The support of the Career Services in putting the best interest of every student first – from résumé review, mock interview practice, soft skills training, and employer interactions – continues to give the students an edge up on the competition. Every TSTC graduate we have brought on board has excelled and set the bar high for all new hires. The instructors exercise theory, book work, and lab time; but, more than anything, they lead by example! We value the partnership with TSTC and all that it has to offer! ”


 JOE RAZZO, REGIONAL RECRUITER

 


Komatsu

Komatsu Mining Corporation in Longview is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, forestry, and military equipment, as well as industrial equipment like press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric generators.


“Komatsu employs highly technical and skilled workers with jobs that involve welding, mechanical, electrical, and machining skills. We believe the training and skills that TSTC provides to its students are essential to our workforce and vital to our sustainability, growth, and success. We are thrilled to partner with TSTC to help our existing employees develop skills needed in our manufacturing plant, as well as to bring new people into skilled trades jobs.”


DAN FLOURNOY, SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

 


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Gerdau North America’s steel mill in Midlothian employs over 1,000 full-time employees. Gerdau is an industry leader for long steel products throughout the Americas.

 

 


“The United States is in the early stages of what is set to become a skilled trades crisis. The average age of skilled tradesmen in the U.S. today is greater than 50. Beginning in 2015, Gerdau Midlothian partnered with TSTC’s North Texas campus in Red Oak to develop an employee apprenticeship program for skilled tradesmen. With humble beginnings of only about 10 employees, we now have more than 35 employees who are enrolled and participating in TSTC’s two-year program in Industrial Maintenance. These individuals are learning the hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge to transform them into the millwrights and electricians of the future, thereby helping us bridge the skilled trades gap. TSTC’s industry-relevant facilities, excellent faculty, and willingness to work with industry partners sets them apart from your typical 'community college.' Recently, Gerdau Midlothian sponsored a scholarship grant with TSTC so that the College may better recruit and attract youth from our community into these critical programs and jobs.”


 RYAN HUBE, SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

 


Valley Baptist Medical Center

A community partner in health and wellness since 1925, Valley Baptist Medical Center promotes comprehensive care in the Rio Grande Valley.

 


“TSTC graduates have always been top picks for Valley Baptist. We recognize their skills and the fact that they come on board ready to hit the ground running.”


LINDA GONZALEZ, DIRECTOR OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND A 1993 TSTC HARLINGEN GRADUATE

Ms. Gonzalez oversees 51 employees, 21 of whom are TSTC graduates.

 


 

 

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Southwestern Electric Power Company in Longview is an American Electric Power company, one of the largest electric energy companies in the United States.

“Distribution line work is a demanding job, and we feel that TSTC graduates have a good foundation of knowledge and skills at the beginning of their career. TSTC has a solid distribution line program that includes knowledgeable instructors, quality classwork structure, and the opportunity to 'do the work' in their training yard. The partnership with TSTC has proven its value in the quality employees we have been able to hire.”


BRYAN K. BLANTON, DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM MANAGER

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