Monthly Archive:: June 2014

The Two-Year Story: Best-Kept Secrets

Want to know a secret? Seventy-eight percent of college students in Texas begin their journey toward a bachelor’s degree by first attending a community college like Lone Star College.  There are many reasons LSC is one of

State-of-the-Art Energy & Manufacturing Institute Building

“More than 50 percent of energy companies have labor shortages and the sector is struggling with solutions,” said Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson at a recent American Association of Blacks in Energy annual conference. Lone Star

Cathy Rodriguez Massage Therapy Becomes Career by Luck

Cathy Rodriguez’s choice to register for the massage therapy program at Lone Star College-North Harris was one of luck. Rodriguez had missed the deadline to sign up for another program at the college, and thought that she

CTE NON-CREDIT PROGRAMS Median Salaries & Job Growth Expectancy

Wage Data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, September 2013, www.bls.gov/oes. Employment Projections based on Gulf Coast area, from Texas Workforce Commission’s LMCI Division, funded by

Lone Star College Doing Its Part to Bridge the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Lone Star Corporate College partners with global corporations to provide personalized training, open enrollment courses and professional seminars. Energy, computer technology and advanced manufacturing sectors are the primary workforce sectors, but LSCC also provides training for retail, hospitality,

Cisco Networking Academy Allows Graduate to Follow Passion

Life is good for Richard Horn. He recently gained a fulfilling position as a cyber security network engineer with Enterprise Products, a leading U.S. provider of midstream energy services, and is being compensated handsomely for his skills

More Than A Job

When a friend’s father suggested that Ryan Rios attend a machining pre-apprenticeship certification program at Lone Star College-Conroe Center, he was skeptical. However, he investigated and soon discovered that there was a great demand for machinists in

CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology

Lone Star College-North Harris is innovating its cosmetology program through its partnership with world-renowned beauty brand CHI. The college’s relationship with CHI will expand possibilities for its cosmetology students and alumni by granting them access to opportunities

Revamp Your Résumé: A Few Key  Changes Can Make A Big Difference

While you might spend hours preparing your résumé, an employer will probably spend less than a minute reviewing it. If you want to make a good impression your résumé has to pack a punch. Smart résumé writers

Dan Caldwell: Instructors instrumental in helping

Dan Caldwell enjoys every part of his career at Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is a fully Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) working in the Detox Unit at Memorial Hermann’s Prevention and Recovery Campus in Houston. Caldwell entered

Lone Star College System offers truck-driver training for veterans

Lone Star College System is one of six colleges nationwide to receive part of an $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry. The

Thomas Jozwiak: Medical Radiologic Technology class 2005

Thomas Jozwiak is a graduate of LSCS’s very first Medical Radiologic Technology class in 2005.  He served as the Radiology Student Association president and was directly responsible for numerous volunteer projects and fund raisers for the community. 

Raymond Craft: Former Student Pays it Forward at LSC-Kingwood Campus

Networking, leadership skills, and a quality education is what Raymond Craft earned at Lone Star College-Kingwood. His journey began in August 2008 and at which time he was an active Student Ambassador, a New Student Orientation Leader,

College Credit for Heroes initiative grows

The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) College Credit for Heroes initiative hit a major milestone in May when its second phase was launched, expanding current program offerings. Launched in 2011, the initiative develops streamlined degree paths and workforce

Leslie Gutierrez: A Change in Career Path Led to Nursing Success