TSTC Hosts Women in Technology Day

(WACO) – Sylvia Howard, 14, visited Texas State Technical College for the first time Thursday.
And, she was pleased with what she saw.
“It was good,” said Howard, a freshman Project Link student at La Vega High School. “I learned about computers and how to use them. I enjoyed working with the video games. Definitely, college is in my future.”
Howard was among several Project Link students from La Vega, University and Waco high schools to attend TSTC’s Women in Technology Day. They were among more than 250 females from area high schools seeing firsthand several technical career possibilities, from Avionics Technology to Visual Communication Technology.
“We had a successful event, and this was probably one of the biggest crowds at a Women in Technology Day,” said Angela Evilia, assistant director of TSTC’s Advisement Center and an event organizer.
TSTC faculty members and students gave tours and worked alongside the high school visitors with hands-on demonstrations. In Building Construction Technology, students worked with premade wood carvings and learned tool safety while the visit to Aviation Maintenance consisted of stepping into the cockpit of a parked jet on the flight line at the technical college’s airport.
Skylar Shaw, 17, a senior at Oglesby High School in Coryell and McLennan counties, said she enjoyed seeing the possibilities of nontraditional careers for women. Shaw said she liked her visit to the Electrical Power and Controls program, where she learned about wiring.
“It got me out of my bubble,” she said.
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.