It is my pleasure to introduce you to Texas State Technical College Waco. For more than 45 years, TSTC Waco has been providing top-quality technical education for Texas and Texans. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates. With more than 40,000 TSTC graduates employed throughout the state and nation, our tradition of excellence is strong.
TSTC Waco is committed to providing you with a highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. TSTC offers technical associate degrees, certificate programs, and workforce mastery skills that give our students a competitive edge in the job market. Our students gain extensive hands-on experience in laboratories learning by doing, spending nearly 60 percent of their time working with the tools, technology and equipment they will use in their future careers.
TSTC offers career training for the future by providing solid basics and advanced technology applications and processes. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, bringing real-world industry experience into the classroom and labs.
In addition to our faculty, our strong partnerships with business and industry put TSTC graduates at the top of employers' hiring lists. TSTC has more than 900 industry advisory committee members, ensuring our students always receive the latest available training. These industry partners help design our curriculum, matching our instruction to industry needs, helping ensure our graduates will be work-ready from their first day on the job.
Experts indicate that technical positions are the largest and fastest growing employment groups for the 21st century. New and exciting jobs are being created in a variety of industries, including solar, wind technology, fuel cell, aviation, and robotics. That means more employment opportunities for those individuals with technical training and skills.
But first, you must make the commitment to your future, and I hope you will consider a technical education. I can assure you that dedication to your education at TSTC will be an investment with generous returns.
Dr. Elton E. Stuckly, Jr.