TSTC Opens Doors on New Rosenberg Campus

It’s back to school for college students across Texas, and Aug. 29 marks the first day of classes for a brand new campus we’re proud to support. TSTC officially opens the permanent campus in Rosenberg, adding a new location, new campus and new technical programs to serve Fort Bend County and surrounding residents.

The new 80-acre campus, located just north of U.S. 59 on FM 2218 at FM 359, is an expansion of TSTC Fort Bend County that first opened in the area in 2001 with limited programs and resources. The 102,000-square-foot first building is home to classrooms and cutting-edge technical labs. Construction on the second building is also under way.

Fort Bend County community and business leaders were instrumental in bringing the new campus to fruition, including our own founder Joe Swinbank. Sprint Waste Services contributed an impressive $250,000 to the TSTC Foundation to support the expansion, with Swinbank noting at the time the campus was essential to developing trained workers in trade professions like those needed to fill jobs at the Sprint family of companies.

“As a company we've struggled to hire qualified truck drivers, mechanics and welders,” Swinbank said then to the Houston Chronicle. "About 10 years ago … we started working with the school districts on how [we could] create demands for the trades, and we think with this TSTC campus in Fort Bend County we can deliver these skilled trades people to the jobs that are being left unfilled.”

Today Joe says he couldn’t be more proud to see the campus open. “It’s been incredible to watch this permanent campus develop since breaking ground more than a year ago and absolutely thrilling to see classes begin for students this month,” Swinbank said. “We know our support of higher education in the development of skilled trades people in this area is a wise investment—not only for our companies but also for our community. This TSTC campus is an important step in making Fort Bend County an even better place to work and live.”

The campus becomes the 11th campus in the Texas State Technical College system. Class offerings at the campus include diesel equipment technology, precision machining technology, industrial maintenance technology and welding technology, among others.

Registration for the fall semester is currently open through Aug. 22. Click here for more information.