Texas Border Affairs
Rosenberg, Texas – The TSTC Foundation recently received a $28,000 donation from Saber Power Field Services LLC, a NETA accredited company serving the Power Utilities, Petrochemical, Municipal, Industrial/Commercial, Energy renewables and oil and gas, on behalf of Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Power and Controls (EPC).
Of this donation, $18,000 is an in-kind donation of equipment for the EPC program at TSTC’s Waco campus. The remaining $10,000 will be applied to scholarships at four TSTC campuses that offer EPC training, including Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Sweetwater and Waco.
“We are so excited to partner with Saber statewide,” said Pete Rowe, TSTC Foundation vice president of external relations and field development manager for the Waco campus. “We appreciate our long-standing partnership with Saber Power and look forward to expanding it in the future.”
Saber Power, founded in 2010 and based in Rosharon, Texas, has eight offices and serves customers in Houston, the Gulf Coast and beyond.
“We are pleased to provide Texas State Technical College with financial support and equipment to help develop the next generation of field service technicians,” said Rick Thompson, executive vice president of Saber Power Field Services. “We value and value TSTC for providing cutting-edge technical vocational education, for which there is high demand in the industry. We seek opportunities to hire TSTC graduates because we know they are high caliber candidates. »
Saber recruits TSTC students from every campus in Texas and currently has many alumni in the company, including a number of senior executives.
“We have an ambitious plan for growth,” said Saber Power Field Services COO and TSTC graduate Brad Bodine. “We prioritize hiring EPC graduates from TSTC because their quality program allows us to recruit qualified candidates to support our growth.”
Paul Beaver, director of project development and training for Saber Power Field Services and a TSTC graduate, hopes the company’s gift to his alma mater will increase opportunities for potential students interested in TSTC’s EPC program.
Alicia Cruz, Internship Coordinator in TSTC’s Career Services Department, explains, “For our students, company name recognition is paramount. If they’ve seen support and recruiting since their first semester, they understand the value of working for this company after graduation. »
Companies in technical industries that partner closely with TSTC will benefit on many levels, said Jose Muniz, director of TSTC’s Career Services department.
“Once companies see the skill set of our graduates, they come back to recruit more,” he said, referring to TSTC’s EPC program with topics like motor controls and circuitry. AC and DC.
Thompson of Saber Power drew parallels between his company’s mission and that of TSTC during the giveaway presentation at the college’s Fort Bend County campus.
“Saber is a leader in safety, quality, performance and customer satisfaction, while supporting our employees with a family-oriented company culture, focused on training and development, customer service and growth,” Thompson said. “TSTC alumni have proven that their skills match what we are looking for and help us provide reliable support and service to our customers.”