WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Three women who graduated from TSTC hope their success can help inspire a new generation of women in engineering.
The graduates spoke at a virtual Women in Technology Meet & Greet to encourage women to think about careers in technology and to answer questions.
“Women can do that,” said Emily Bollig.
At TSTC, Melissa Morales worked on cybersecurity, Emily Bollig studied diesel appliance technology and Emily Delgado worked in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
“I want women to be able to say, hey, I can do that, and not let anyone make them feel like it’s not all men’s work,” said Bollig.
“It really isn’t. It’s work for everyone. “
For Bollig, mechanics run in the family, but she said she never considered it a career for herself until she joined TSTC, and that’s why she wants to inspire others to think outside the box.
These women say that they want you to follow your passions.
“I was tired of doing a job that I didn’t like,” said Morales.
The women discussed that technical jobs offer many career opportunities. Morales said they just need to know what options are out there.
“I did retail, I sold, I worked for a freight forwarder once,” said Morales.
“I just don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t done the program here at TSTC.”
The TSTC has more than 50 programs and degrees, all on theirs website.
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