Texas State Technical College Marshall – Meeting Demand

Friday, May 10, 2024

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TSTC Adds to Their Growing Toolkit for Process Operations Training

$61,350 was awarded to the Process Operations program at Texas State Technical College in Marshall.  The funding resulted from a matching grant program through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) for High Demand Job Training Grants (HDJT).  Marshall Economic Development Corporation applied for the funds in 2022 with assistance from Workforce Solutions East Texas, the regional workforce board covering 14 counties, including Harrison.  The HDJT funds are being used to purchase cloud-based software that includes simulations for a gas-fired steam boiler and a cooling water tower with virtual reality, plus instructor training on how to use the software.

Marshall Economic Development leveraged $30,675 of its funds to receive an equal match from TWC, totaling $61,350. The goal is to provide training for skills in demand locally for approximately 60 or more students this year at Texas State Technical College seeking training to become Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians.  Candidates for these positions can expect an average entry-level wage of $52,000, with an average salary with a few years of experience of $68,500.  In specific industries, wages reaching over $100,000 for experienced, skilled labor can be achieved with a focused degree on Process Operations taught at the TSTC Marshall campus.

“TSTC Marshall is a top trainer in Texas for Process Operations at an accessible tuition cost,” said Rush Harris, Executive Director of Marshall Economic Development. “With the $1.2 billion expansion at Texas Eastman, we will need many more students with this focus. Our community is thankful to have partners like TSTC, Texas Workforce Commission, and Workforce Solutions East Texas. This grant allows us to amplify skilled opportunities for our youth in a rewarding and growing field."


About Marshall Economic Development Corporation: Marshall Economic Development Corporation, or Marshall Economic Development, is a Type A 501 (c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation and works to develop relationships with new and existing businesses within the statutory scope of the Development Act of 1979. Marshall EDC was established by Resolution of the City Commission of Marshall, Texas on April 25, 1991, to act as an instrument of the City of Marshall in the promotion and assisting of industrial and manufacturing businesses to relocate to Marshall, Texas and Harrison County and the expansion of existing local businesses, to eliminate unemployment and underemployment through primary jobs. For more information visit marshalledc.org.

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