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Nearly 700 high school students and community members recently attended Texas State Technical College’s first open house in its new Industrial Technology Center.

 TSTC Director of Recruitment Dora Colvin said these type of events are a great opportunity to show off the college’s services.

 “A lot of people haven’t see our campus yet and are first-time visitors, so it’s important for them to see how we’re serving their community,” Colvin said.

 At TSTC Open Houses prospective students or community members who are interested in registering for summer or fall classes can get help with college applications and financial aid processes.

 TSTC Admissions and Financial Aid representatives, faculty and staff were all readily available to speak with prospective students exploring program and career options and to answer any questions.

 “This is one-stop shop that many take advantage of,” said Colvin. “We’re glad to see the interest people have in our campus and programs, many of which have very high job placement rates.”

 In addition to completing the application process, Colvin said prospective students also had campus tours available to them throughout the day.

 “This is a great way to showcase our state-of-art labs and classrooms,” she said. “Hearing about it is one thing but seeing it in person is another. Many were excited to see what would be accessible to them.”

 Those at the open house were also treated to lunch, multiple TSTC promotional item giveaways and a chance to win a $250 scholarship.

 Employees from the TSTC Veterans Center and Career Services were also on hand to present their services. TSTC faculty and staff also took this time to introduce the new programs that will be offered beginning Fall 2017.

 The Brazos Center, TSTC’s newest building, which will also be ready for the fall semester, will house four new programs: Electrical Lineworker Technology, Robotics/Industrial Automation Technology, Electrical Power and Controls Technology and Environmental Technology – Compliance Specialization.

 “We’re excited about the response we received for our first open house,” said Colvin. “And we encourage those who couldn’t make today’s event to call us for a personalized tour. Our doors are always open.”

 For more information on the programs offered at TSTC’s Industrial Technology Center call 346-239-3416 or visit to apply or register anytime.  

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