Texas Southmost College enters into new partnership to create jobs

Texas Southmost College and Schwickert’s Tecta America have partnered to introduce a brand-new Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program – the first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley, designed to create jobs and opportunities for the people of Brownsville and across the Valley.

Schwickert’s Tecta America is a leading Midwest roofing and mechanical systems contractor serving commercial, industrial and residential markets with locations in Minnesota and Kansas.

TSC and Schwigert's Tecta America press conference at the TSC Performing Arts Center announcing the launch of a new partnership and Roofing program.Texas Southmost College and Schwigert’s Tecta America announced a new partnership and the launch of a Pre-Apprentice Roofing program during a press conference at the TSC Performing Arts Center on March 3, 2021.

Drafting student finds his stride at TSC

With a knack for drafting and design at a young age, Cristian Banda knew this was the career for him, and now Texas Southmost College is helping him work toward that goal.

The Brownsville native expects to graduate from TSC’s Computer-Aided Drafting Technology program with an associate degree in summer 2021, but he didn’t always think becoming a college graduate was a possibility.

Texas Southmost College Computer-Aided Drafting program student Cristian Banda.Cristian Banda is a Texas Southmost College Computer-Aided Drafting student. He expects to graduate this summer with an associate degree.

TSC creates Academy of Lifelong Learning, welcomes longtime educator as coordinator

As an educator, Sharon McQuaid has dedicated herself to a career of lifelong learning, fitting for the Academy of Lifelong Learning coordinator for Workforce Training and Continuing Education at Texas Southmost College.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning is a new initiative developed by TSC to provide the community with courses that allow self-discovery in an authentic learning environment and is a project funded through an AmeriCorps grant program.

Texas Southmost College Academy of Lifelong Learning Coordinator for Workforce Training and Continuing Education Sharon McQuaid.Sharon McQuaid is TSC’s newest Academy of Lifelong Learning coordinator for Workforce Training and Continuing Education and as a longtime educator has dedicated herself to lifelong learning.

TSC student finds strength to achieve success, pursue dreams

First-generation college student Yavda Hernandez has proven she can overcome the obstacles that come her way, finding success academically and as a student leader at Texas Southmost College.

The 19-year-old is a general studies student at TSC and is expected to earn an associate degree this summer, even though only a few years ago an anxiety disorder wouldn’t allow her to step foot in a high school classroom.

Texas Southmost College Student Government Historian and student Yavda Hernandez.Yavda Hernandez has found success academically and as a student leader at Texas Southmost College. She expects to earn an associate degree in general studies this summer and serves as the TSC Student Government Association Historian.

TSC emerging leaders graduate from leadership academy

As president of a comprehensive community college, Jesús Roberto Rodríguez leads the transformation of students as they earn college credentials that empower them to fulfill their career goals. At the same time, he has an eye on the future and committed to the ongoing transformation of his own employees with the establishment of the TSC President’s Leadership Academy.

Rodriguez knows where he wants to go and that’s why he developed the year-long training program to build leadership sustainability at the college while cultivating the strengths of employees.

President's Leadership Academy 2020 Graduates.Graduates of the 2020 President’s Leadership Academy pose at the Texas Southmost College Performing Arts Center.
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