South Texas Regional Training Center


STRTC-7-31-2017History

In 2011, af
ter over four years and with the persistent effort of the City of Hondo, its Mayor and Management Staff, the South Texas Regional Training Center was opened on Hondo’s Airbase to serve the vocational and academic individual needs of Hondo, Medina County and the surrounding area.  The facility is operative under an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Hondo, Medina County, Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) in Uvalde, Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, and Texas State Technical College in Harlingen. Funding to renovate the existing structure was provided by the City of Hondo Economic Development Corporation ($1,000,000) and the Commissioner’s Court of Medina County ($300,000).  The un-renovated building and the land on which the building is situated were provided by the City of Hondo.
The training center opened in August 2011, with on-site and distance learning academic classes courses offered by the SWTJC.  Plans are to continue offering academic courses and will broaden to include vocational/technical trade courses, such as, truck driving, welding, air-conditioning installation/repair, plumbing, electrical, medical training and many more. 


What is offered at the STRTC:

 

  • SWTJC - offers academic courses leading to an Associate’s Degree. For information about classes come in person to the STRTC or contact Connie Silva, Outreach Coordinator, at (830)-591-7262. You can also visit SWTJC.EDU
    • GED classes are being held Mon.-Wed. 9am-12pm and Mon. & Wed. 6pm-9pm. Call Ida Garcia for more information at (830)-426-2018

 

  • Concordia University offers undergraduate and graduate classes. Contact Jo Beth Conner at (512)-313-5662 or email: jobeth.conner@concordia.edu

 

  • Goodwill/Good Careers Academy: offers CNA courses for high school students

 

  • Alamo Workforce Solutions: Workforce development for the community; offers career counseling, filing for unemployment benefits, support for local businesses. Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm. Call (830)-426-8111 for more information. Walk-ins always welcome.

 

  • STRTC has conference rooms for business meetings; training or seminars.

 Visit our Facebook page @www.facebook.com/STRTC or call Anna Ramirez at (830) 741-8319 for more information


Directions from San Antonio: Take Highway 90 west into Hondo. Near the west side of town, turn right at the last stoplight onto Castro Avenue. Turn right at the first stree (Carter St.) and go approximately 0.25 mile. The South Texas Regional Training Center will be on your left before you approach the stop sign.

Directions from Uvalde: Take Highway 90 east into Hondo. At the 1st stoplight, take a left onto Castro Avenue. Turn right at the first street (Carter St.) and go approximately 0.25 mile.  The South Texas Regional Training Center will be on your left before you approach the stop sign.

                                 
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