(HUTTO) – The Texas State Technical College family at Williamson County is growing. The campus welcomed two recruiters who are looking forward to working with students and parents.
Sherri Arrington joined TSTC in December while Caleb Steed began work on Feb. 1. Both are based at the East Williamson County Higher Education Center in Hutto.
“Willimason County is a location in which we see growth potential to train and place more students in the immediate area,” said Kimberly Porter, TSTC’s interim vice president for student recruitment. “Our program offerings are aligned with the needs of the community and TSTC is a great resource for employers looking for talent. Our recruitment team is focused on visiting the local high schools and participating in community events to educate the community about all TSTC has to offer.”
Arrington sees similarities between her two decades of work in manufacturing management and her new role as a recruiter. She worked in Austin before joining TSTC in December.
“The skills I developed in industry, like organizational and people skills, will serve me well in my new position at TSTC,” she said.
Arrington goes to the high schools to present to juniors and seniors in their classrooms.
“I am making contacts at the schools so they know we are here,” Arrington said.
She wants everyone she visits with to take away how TSTC can offer the opportunity to earn a quality education, provide career development and is affordable.
Arrington, an Austin native and graduate of Reagan High School, has a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from what is now Concordia University Texas in Austin.
Steed too, is eager to visit students to tell them about TSTC.
“We want more students to get in and get out in the workforce to make money,” he said. “There aren’t many colleges stressing that to the students.”
Steed was raised in San Angelo and is a graduate of San Angelo Central High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in family ministry from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.
“When I first graduated (from HSU) it was right in the 2008-2009 housing bubble crash and there weren’t too many banks hiring, so I went into personal finance and worked on retirement plans for people,” he said.
Steed joined TSTC in January 2015 as the director of instructional support services and interim director of the culinary arts program at the Abilene campus.
“We (Steed and his wife) will definitely miss west Texas and the relationships that we built,” he said. “We are very excited to be living in the Williamson County area.”
TSTC’s Williamson County campus offers Computer Support Technology, Culinary Arts, Cyber Security, Database Administration Programming, Global Communications Systems, HVAC Technology, Industrial Electrical Systems, Industrial Maintenance, Plumbing & Pipefitting Technology, Precision Machining Technology and Welding Technology.
The College Preview at TSTC in Williamson County will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For more information go to tstc.edu/openhouse.